Add the softened butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy.
Next beat in the egg to the mixing bowl.
Add the salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix in.
Add the melted dark chocolate (you can melt this gently in a microwave or in a small bowl over boiling water).
Gradually sift and mix in the flour and cocoa powder.
Add the milk and mix all of the ingredients until they come together to form a smooth batter.
Make sure that your Cake Pop Maker is pre-heated and that each cavity has been coated with an oil spray.
Add a dessert spoon sized amount to each cake pop cavity on the bottom baking plate.
Carefully close the lid and allow the cake pops to bake for 4-5 minutes.
You can test that the cake pops are ready by inserting a toothpick into the middle of one; if it comes out clean they are ready.
Switch off the machine and leave to cool for a few minutes before removing with a wooden or plastic utensil.
Decorate your cake pops as desired.
Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Gadgetry.