healthy red velvet cake pops
Desserts,  Snacks

Secretly Healthy Red Velvet Cake Pops (Video!)

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These Secretly Healthy Red Velvet Cake Pops taste amazing! They’re gluten-free, vegan, and made with all wholesome ingredients, but you would never know. No baking needed either!

vegan cake pops recipe

If you’re looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day treat, this is the one for you! Not only are these healthy red velvet cake pops adorable, but they are also equally delicious and easy to make! No need to spend mountains of money buying cake pops from bakeries or Starbucks. This healthy version is just as yummy and totally guilt-free!

The Best Vegan Cake Pop Recipe

These gluten-free vegan red velvet cake pops are amazing, my friends! If you’ve tried some of my other vegan, gluten-free recipes, like my Vegan Pumpkin Cookies, or my Healthy Nutella Granola, you know that they are easy and delicious! These healthy cake pops are no exception!

  • Super soft texture
  • Perfectly sweet
  • Best white chocolate coating
  • No-bake!
  • You don’t need a box cake mix
  • All “good for you” ingredients
  • Easy to make
healthy red velvet cake pops

How to Make No Bake Cake Pops

These gluten-free red velvet cake pops are super easy to whip together too! If you’ve been around the Secretly Healthy Home Kitchen a while, you know I’m a BIG fan of no-bake desserts. My most favorite being my Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Bars (also vegan and gluten-free). 
I actually have a video on Instagram showing you exactly how to make these cake pops step by step! You simply whisk all the dry ingredients together, then add in the wet ingredients. Stir it all together and roll them into balls. Stick a cake pop stick in the center of each and pop them in the fridge to set. Melt your white chocolate. Then, dunk and decorate those healthy red velvet cake pops!

Low Sugar Red Velvet Cake Recipe

There are many things to love about these no-bake healthy red velvet cake pops. One of them is that they are also vegan because we don’t use any cream cheese or frosting to make them! They’re also low in sugar! The thing that holds these cake pops together is a flax egg and some maple syrup. I love using flax eggs to hold my healthy dessert recipes together without adding a ton of oil. I do this same trick in my Vegan Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches recipe and No-Bake Chocolate Almond Butter Bars too!

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Healthy Red Velvet Recipe

According to what I found via the internet, Starbucks cake pops, or any of their treats, are not vegan. This source actually explains how they aren’t even vegetarian either! Woah. Well, no need to fear my vegan friends, this no-bake gluten-free cake pop recipe is 100% vegan! They are dairy-free and egg-free! Doesn’t get much better than that.

Don’t Have Sticks? Make Vegan Red Velvet Cake Balls!

I know you might be hesitant to make these cake pops because you might not have cake pop sticks laying around your kitchen. You can actually get them off amazon really cheap! That’s where I got my cake pop sticks. But, if you want these cake pops NOW and don’t have sticks, just forego the sticks and make them vegan cake balls! Same taste, just lower to the counter 😉

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I cannot wait for you to give this Healthy Red Velvet Cake Pop Recipe a try! Please snap a picture and share it with me! Seeing your kitchen creations makes my day and encourages me to keep creating new recipes for you!

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Yield: 9-10 Cake Pops

Secretly Healthy Red Velvet Cake Pops (GF + Vegan)

healthy red velvet cake pops

These Secretly Healthy Red Velvet Cake Pops taste amazing! They’re gluten-free, vegan, and made with all wholesome ingredients, but you would never know. No baking needed either!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Oat Flour (I make my own in 3 steps)
  • ¼ Cup + ½ Tbs Tapioca Flour
  • ½ Cup Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1 tsp Beet Root Powder
  • 1 Flax Egg (1 Tbs ground flax + 2 Tbs water. Let thicken for 5 min)
  • ½ tsp Almond Extract
  • 3 Tbs Pure Maple Syrup (or honey)
  • 5½ oz Vanilla Almond Bark (try to find one without artificial flavors) (or non-dairy white melting chocolate)
  • Naturally Colored Sprinkles (my favorite brand!)

Instructions

1. Line a cookie sheet or large plate with parchment paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, add the oat flour, tapioca flour, almond flour, and beet root powder. Mix together until combined and all lumps are gone.

3. To the dry ingredients, add the flax egg, almond extract, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix until a dough forms.

4. Take about 1-2 Tbs of dough, roll it between palms and place on parchment-lined tray. Repeat until all dough is gone (should make about 9-10 cake balls). 

5. Melt the almond bark (or white melting chocolate) using a double boiler or microwave. If microwaving, melt in 20-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until melted.

6. Lightly stick a cake pop stick in the center of each cake pop to make a hole. Then cover the tip of each stick with melted chocolate and place it back in the cake pop. This will act as glue to help the sticks stay in place. 

7. Using a spoon, cover the cake pops with melted chocolate and smooth out. Be sure to wipe off extra chocolate, you don’t want too much otherwise it will drip. Top with sprinkles or topping of choice and allow chocolate to set for at least 5 minutes before enjoying!

Notes

  1. Once you’ve placed the cake pop sticks, don’t move them too much otherwise they will fall out because the hole will get loose. 
  2. Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to a week, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for 3 months!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 3.9gCarbohydrates: 14.6gNet Carbohydrates: 14gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 7.2gProtein: 0.3g

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