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4th of July Firecracker Push Up Cake Pops

Course: Dessert
Keyword: July 4th, Push Up Pop
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 399kcal
Whoopie Pie patriotic push up pops are a favorite for the kids on July 4th.
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  • mini whoopie pie pan
  • push up pop containers


Whoopie Pie Cakes

  • 1 ½ c flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter room temperature
  • c sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 ½ tsp CLEAR vanilla extract (or almond extract)
  • c milk


  • 3 c buttercream icing
  • Christmas red icing color
  • Royal blue icing color
  • red & blue star sprinkles
  • rocket treat pop toppers optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare mini whoopie pie pan with vegetable pan spray.
  • In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg whites and extract and beat until well combined. Alternately add flour mixture and milk in three additions, beating until just combined. Spoon one tablespoon batter into each cavity.
  • Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until tops of cakes spring back when touched. Cool in pan 3 minutes. Cool completely on cooling grid.
  • In separate small bowls, tint 1 cup buttercream red, 1 cup blue and reserve 1 cup white.
  • To assemble: Place one cake in bottom of Push Up Pop container. Pipe a swirl of blue icing from back edge following the curve of the container to the front, then filling in the center; add sprinkles. Add second cake. Pipe a swirl of white icing; add sprinkles. Top with another cake. Pipe a swirl of red icing. Top with Patriotic Sprinkles or Rocket Treat Pops Toppers.


If you don't have a mini whoopie pie pan, check for places locally where you can borrow one. Our library has dozens of cake pans and specialty pans you can borrow, and there is a cake pan rental section in our Bins & Bins store. 
*But . . . you can also make macarons with it!


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg