Birthday Cake Popcorn

Birthday Cake Popcorn

by Kristen on September 26, 2012

Birthday Cake Popcorn

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to you

Happy birthday to The Endless Meal

Happy birthday to you!

Birthday Cake Popcorn

 Can you believe that The Endless Meal turned a year old on September 14th? Or it would have if it were a real thing.

Birthday Cake Popcorn

My first idea to celebrate this one year milestone was to recreate the first recipe I posted. Or more specifically, re-take the photo. It’s cute, in an omg-I-can’t-believe-I-thought-that-was-good-enough-to-post-online kind of way. I’m a little embarrassed to share it with you (I’m cringing a little inside) but if you’re interested in seeing the first post ever on The Endless Meal, check out the Campfire Roasted Stuffed Red Peppers.

Birthday Cake Popcorn

I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but my fingers (and camera) were covered in sweet, sticky, birthday cake deliciousness throughout the whole photo shoot. If you are a fan of birthday cake you will love this.

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Birthday Cake Popcorn
 
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Serves: Makes 6 cups
Ingredients
  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • ½ bag of marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk (I used almond milk but regular milk would work too)
  • ¾ cup vanilla cake mix
  • Optional: sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Place popped popcorn in a large bowl and remove any un-popped kernels.
  2. Place marshmallows in a medium sized saucepan over medium low heat. Stir frequently until marshmallows have melted. Add cake mix and stir till well combined. Stir in vanilla then stir in milk 1 tablespoon at a time until are a pouring (but not runny) consistency.
  3. Pour melted marshmallows over popcorn and stir to combine.
  4. Top with sprinkles.
Notes
To make into popcorn balls: wet hands lightly and scoop up a small amount of popcorn. Gently form into the shape of a ball. Re-wet hands between each popcorn ball to prevent the popcorn from sticking to your hands.

 

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Kari

This looks yummy and so cute! Am I just totally blind or is the cake mix missing from the recipe? Do you add it in with the melted marshmallows?

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Kristen

Hey Kari,

Thank you so much for pointing that out! I’ve fixed the recipe now so it should make more sense now :)

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Reena

I’m a bit confused still. Does the cake mix get cooked while stirring in the marshmallows in the sauce pan or should i stir in the baked cake crumbs in to the marshmallows.
please let me know I’m planning to make this for this sunday jan 14th 2013

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Kristen

Hi Reena,

Oh no, don’t bake the cake! Just stir in the powder with the marshmallows :)

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Vita @ Juicer Depot

Happy, happy, happy birthday! Great way to eat popcorn. So colorful and pretty looking.

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Kristen

Thank you so much, Vita! It is hard to believe it has been a whole year already :)

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Evelyn

This looks sooooo yummy…..Happy Birthday to you! I want to make this right now — down to the store to buy a cake ox

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Kristen

Thank you so much!

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sweet-lab

What a cute idea! I love how colorful this looks. This screams “celebration time”! Happy Birthday to The Endless Meal!

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Kristen

I always love an excuse to celebrate! Thank you :)

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Dena

What a great idea! I think I will try this one for my daughter’s next birthday.

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Kristen

When I was taking the photos all I could think was that this would be perfect for a little girl’s birthday. Hope she loves it!

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Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

Happy Birthday to The Endless Meal aka blogiversary! Yaaaaay!

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Kristen

Thank you so much, Rachael!

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Jeni

These look WILD!!! And so easy to make! Can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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Kristen

No problem at all, Jeni! I hope you love it as much as I did :)

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Des

This is too cute! I love this idea. And happy blogaversary! My 4th is coming up next week! Time sure does go by quickly :)

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Kristen

It’s crazy how quickly time flies by. Happy early blogaversary to you too!!

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Riley

This looks so fun! Congrats on one year and a very happy birthday to The Endless Meal! I’ve really enjoyed reading it!

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Kristen

Thank you so much, Riley. Means a lot that you say that :)

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Kim

Wow this looks so fun!

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Kristen

Thanks, Kim!

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Kellie

Hello! I found your recipe somewhere on notcot and it looks so cute and easy to make. I was wondering: Your recipe calls for “2-4 teaspoons milk” but then you have say to add milk by “tablespoon”. What’s the proper measurement?

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Kristen

Hey Kellie,

Clearly I had eaten too much birthday cake popcorn when I was writing this recipe The correct measurement is 2-4 tablespoons. Going to change that now!

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Hannah

Do you make cake batter or use just straight cake mix?

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Kristen

Hi Hannah,

Just use the dry cake batter And thank you for asking for clarification. I’ll put that in the recipe now so that it is clear to everyone!

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Apurva Muddappa

Does the cake mix fully cook in the marshmellow mixtue? We are thinking of doing this for our son’s 5ht birthday?

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The Endless Meal

Hi Apurva,

The cake mix is really just for flavouring. Just add the dry cake mix and follow the recipe. Since you’re not adding any of the other cake ingredients it does not need to cook. Hope this makes sense now!

Happy birthday to your son!!

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Wanda

Hi there! This popcorn looks amazing! I’m wanting to make it but I’m wondering what size your bag of marshmallows is…or how many cups of marshmallows are needed? Do you use mini marshmallows or regular?

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Kristen

Hi Wanda,

I used regular marshmallows, but mini ones would work too. I’m not sure how big the bag I used was but I’ve only ever seen one size of bag. Do marshmallows come in different sized bags where you live?

I’ll have a look at the marshmallows next time I’m at the grocery store and let you know k!

If I had to guess I would say roughly 5-6 cups :)

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Elizabeth

Love this! Thinking of making it for my daughter’s bday party. How far ahead do you think I could make this?

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Kristen

Hi Elizabeth,

You can definitely make this a day or two before her birthday.

Hope her birthday party is a ton of fun!!

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Elizabeth

Perfect, thank you!

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Heather - Chickabug

Such pretty popcorn! I love new ways to eat old favorites!

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kathy

Do I/we use microwaved seasoned buttered popcorn or make fresh popcorn kernals in a paperbag with no extra seasonings?

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Kristen

Hi Kathy,

I popped the popcorn on the stovetop for this recipe since I don’t have a microwave. I’m pretty sure that plain microwavable popcorn would work too though :)

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Jennifer

Hi Kristen,

I stumbled upon this recipe on Pinterest. Looks yummy. Do you think you could make it with Puffcorn as well, or just popcorn? Can’t wait to try it. Thank you!

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Kristen

Hi Jennifer,

I’m not sure what Puffcorn is! Is it similar to popcorn?

If you try it with Puffcorn let me know how it turns out :)

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dana

This sounds very yummy. Have you ever tried using rice chex instead of popcorn? With all of the their great recipes for the puppy chow variations this may be good too???

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Kristen

I’ve never tried Rice Chex before but I would definitely give it a shot. I bet it would be tasty :)

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