Chocolate Cake Unpops with Strawberry Frosting

I intended on making these cake pops, but then I couldn’t find lollipop sticks. Instead I invented the cake unpop! It’s not like the stick adds that much anyways.

Never mind the stick, the important parts of these Chocolate Cake Unpops with Strawberry Frosting is the the fudgey chocolate cake and the fruity, tart strawberry frosting. Oh, and there aren’t any dates in these chocolatey treats either. You may not care, but that makes me very happy.

Combining low-fat and frosting into one recipe is always challenging. This idea was a little bizarre, but it worked! Freeze dried fruit + oat milk, who would have thought it? Any non-dairy milk will work, I was just feeling adventurous at the store and tried oat milk instead of my usual almond. It’s surprisingly tasty by the way, I suggest trying it.

Strawberry-Covered Chocolate Cake Unpops

Makes 8

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup cacao powder

1/4 cup coconut sugar

1 medium ripe banana

1-2 tbsps water


2 cups freeze dried strawberries

1/2 cup non-dairy milk

  1. Grind the oats in a food processor until fine.
  2. Add the coconut sugar, cacao, and banana. Process until combined.
  3. Add the water slowly until a ball of dough forms.
  4. Roll into 8 balls. Refrigerate.
  5. For the frosting, combine the strawberries and milk in the blender. Blend until smooth.
  6. Top the unpops with the frosting, and do not insert a lollipop stick.


2 thoughts on “Chocolate Cake Unpops with Strawberry Frosting

  1. Natalie, these cake unpops look absolutely DELIGHTFUL! Love the gushing strawberry — AND the bright gorgeous color of the recipe! Thanks for sharing this on Facebook with us. My wife and I will DEFINITELY include this in our list to share with others. 🙂 Looking forward to keeping in touch; it seems we have very similar approaches to food blogging. Loves it!Levan @


    1. I’m glad it’s colorful enough, can’t wait to see the entire roundup! I’ve explored pretty much all of your recipes, drawn in by the delicious vegan Nutella and the gorgeous photos. I’m always working on improving my photography, and you definitely gave me some inspiration 🙂


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