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Cake #37 popcorn snack bundt

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 – 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Allow it to cool for about 2 minutes, while stirring constantly and then pour it over your popcorn mixture.
  5. 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).
  6. Cover with foil and let your cake set for at least an hour to cool and set up.
  7. 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.


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