Valentine’s Day Cake Pops

I have a bit of an obsession with making healthy gluten-free cake pops. If you too are a cake pop fan you’re in luck. My quest has continued and I’ve now created these adorable Valentine’s Day Cake Pops.

Valentine’s Day Cake Pops 2 Ways

I’ve used both dark chocolate and white chocolate to make these Valentine’s Cake Pops. If you’re watching your carb intake the dark chocolate version is perfect for you. You may also want to check out my Low-Carb Diet page since it has so many easy recipes that will fit your eating plan. Adults and children love my low-carb cake pops! I make this easy gluten-free cake pop recipe with white chocolate for my boys and they go absolutely gaga for ’em!

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Easy Cake Pops Recipe

For these cake pops, I’ve omitted the jam or frosting in the filling that’s typically found in other cake pop recipes. Since I use healthy almond flour in this recipe, the cake is moist enough to hold the cake pop filling together without any jam or frosting to bind it.

Valentine's Day Cake Pops

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Servings 20 cake pops



  • Bake Chocolate Cake as directed on page 84 of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
  • Cool cake completely
  • Once cooled, crumble cake into a large bowl, making sure there are no large pieces
  • Cake mixture will be very moist, no need to add frosting or jam
  • Massage cake mixture with hands
  • Press mixture into heart shaped mold, then remove and transfer to a parchment paper lined plate
  • Place plate of hearts in freezer for 1-2 hours until very solid
  • Remove one heart at a time from freezer
  • Dip ½-inch of the tip of paper lollipop sticks into melted chocolate
  • Insert lollipop stick straight into bottom of heart, pushing about ½-inch deep
  • Dip heart into melted chocolate
  • Make sure chocolate coating meets lollipop stick; this helps secure heart to stick
  • Twirl any excess chocolate off cake pop
  • Apply sprinkles
  • Place stick of cake pop into a styrofoam block
  • Complete with remaining hearts and allow to set completely
  • Serve
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How to Make Cake Pops

If you’re wondering how to make cake pops and you’re a visual learner you’ll want to take a look at Bakerella’s cake pop video. I hope you enjoy these Valentine’s cake pops as much as we do, they’re a huge hit in my household, and I feel happy just looking at them!

More Low-Carb Valentine’s Day Desserts

Here are more low-carb Valentine’s Day Dessert recipes for you!

These gluten-free cake pops are the best. My grandkids love them. They were the hit of their birthday parties.


60 responses to “Valentine’s Day Cake Pops”

  1. These gluten free cake pops are the best.My Grandkids love them.They were the hit of their Birthday parties.People said I should go into business.I am so greatful to have found this site.You recipes are the best, Gluten free or not! Jan W. (Grandma Jama)

  2. I had some friends over for a Paleo Valentine’s Dinner and made these for dessert! They were a huge hit and tasted fantastic! I added chopped walnuts to the chocolate ones instead of sprinkles for a little bit of saltiness. Your recipes certainly inspire my Paleo cooking!! Thanks!!

  3. just made these for our work (late) V-day party. hope they are a hit. I sprinkled coconut on the tops instead of sprinkles.

  4. Hi Elena – I made these for Valentine’s Day, but instead of fruit spread I used Nutella. They were delicious!! Thanks for posting this!

  5. I see you made your cake pops with melted chocolate chips as a coating, rather than those candy melts. I would like to do that, too, because I can make them dairy-free. The woman at the store today said that if I don’t temper the chocolate before dipping the pops in, then once they are taken out of the fridge the chocolate will soften too much. Did you temper the chocolate? Did you have an issue with the coating not remaining hard?

    • Hi Kerry,

      The only time I have ever tempered chocolate was in a candy making class.

      I’m way too lazy to temper my chocolate and it hasn’t melted off of the numerous cake pops that I’ve made yet!

      Elana :-)

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