Ingredients you’ll need for the cake batter include butter, sugar, eggs, sour cream, vanilla, flour, baking powder, salt, and, of course, pumpkin pie spice. To transform the cake into pops, you’ll be mixing the crumbs with cream cheese frosting. While Rye uses the pre-made kind, she does say “homemade cream cheese frosting would work just as well as store bought.” If you’re really in the DIY mood, you can even blend your own pumpkin pie spice from cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice.
As a final touch, you’ll be dipping the cake pops in melted white chocolate tinted with orange food coloring (or some of both red and yellow), and then finishing them off with broken bits of mini pretzels to form the pumpkin stems. To make these true cake pops, you’ll also want lollipop sticks. That said, they’re equally cute without the sticks and served as cake truffles!