On this cake journey, Ive found myself wishing for a diversion- something different. I don’t always indulge in that desire because there are just too many cake recipes to test!
But this week, I let myself try a new idea! A popcorn cake! It was kind of like salty snacks meet rice krispy treats and combine into a cake! It was super yummy – the kids loved it and it was pretty simple, although sticky, to make! Really, it is a lot like a giant popcorn ball. It seems like the perfect treat in the fall!
I used the recipe from cookiesandcups.com – its a great site with lots of good recipes! Next time, I’m going to experiment and make this recipe more my own – maybe with other mix-ins, and some peanut butter somewhere in the gooey mixture.
Cake #37 Popcorn cake.
- 2 bags of microwave popcorn, popped with unpopped kernels removed
- 2 cups M&M’s and Reese’s pieces
- 1½ cups broken pretzel sticks
- 16 oz mini marshmallows (8 cups)
- ½ cup butter
- Prepare a large tube or bundt pan by spraying with cooking spray. (I actually lined my pan with press and seal instead – and the cake came out of the pan no sweat) In the bottom of the pan sprinkle a few m&ms to make the top of the cake look colorful.
- Microwave the 2 bags of buttered popcorn, dump in a large bowl and pick out the unpopped kernels. Add the other mix -ins- 2 cups of M&M’s and 1½ cups broken pretzel sticks to the bowl.
- Melt 1 stick of butter over low in a large saucepan and then add in a 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows (8 cups). Stir until melted and smooth and remove from the heat.
- Allow it to cool for about 2 minutes, while stirring constantly and then pour it over your popcorn mixture.
- Stir until all the ingredients are combined and then press into the prepared pan (I make sure I grease my fingers really well for this step).
- Cover with foil and let your cake set for at least an hour to cool and set up.
- When you are ready to serve the cake, Flip your pan over onto your serving platter. Your cake should come out pretty easily if you lined with press n seal.