Birthday Cake Popcorn

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: North American


Birthday Cake Popcorn is a festive alternative (or addition) to birthday cake. It is a simple and pretty recipe for your next birthday celebration.



  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 1/2 bag of marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 24 tablespoons milk (I used almond milk but regular milk would work too)
  • 3/4 cup vanilla cake mix
  • Optional: sprinkles


  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 it is a pouring (but not runny) consistency.
  3. Pour melted marshmallows over popcorn and stir to combine.
  4. Top with sprinkles.


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.