Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn!!!

I made something today and I just have to warn you that it is delicious, super sweet, very easy to make and addictive! 
Read on if you dare, but you have been warned!

I made Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn.  I found it on Pinterest the other day and have been thinking about it ever since!  Cake batter ice cream is very popular with my boys this summer and there was no doubt in my mind that they would love the popcorn version of their ice cream.

The original recipe seems to be from Mrs. Schwartz's Kitchen

I've seen it a few other places, but the recipes all stay true to Mrs. Schwartz's original creation.

Here is what you need:
Popped pop corn {I used 1 bag Newman's Own Natural Microwave Popcorn}
White chocolate, melted {I used 4 oz Ghirardelli White Chocolate Baking Bar}
1 cup cake batter mix {I used yellow cake batter}
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
assorted sprinkles

Pop the popcorn {if you are popping your own just make sure you add salt}

Spread popcorn onto a large cookie sheet with a lip.

Pick out any un-popped kernels - I realized this after the first time I made the popcorn when I bit into a kernel!

Melt the chocolate in the microwave.  You don't want to scorch the chocolate so put it in the microwave for 30 second intervals stirring between each 30 seconds until it is fully melted.

Add the vegetable shortening and stir until it is melted.  I found using a whisk helped make it nice and smooth. I put it back in the microwave for about 10 sec to completely melt it and help the chocolate mixture stay warm. 

Slowly add the cake mix. I added a little bit at a time stirring until blended and then adding more until the full cup is added.  The mixture will have thickened but should still be pourable.

Pour chocolate mixture onto the popcorn.  

Add some sprinkles.

Mix with your hands and coat as evenly as you can.

Add some more sprinkles!

Let it cool and harden and then ENJOY!

Some reviews in my house were as follows:
Me:  Wow! Very sweet, but yummy!

My boys:  Can we have some more?!

My husband:  ummm, kind of chewy. no popcorn crunch.

My girlfriend:  Get this away from me. I can't stop eating it!

My girlfriend's husband:  Chewy. Really sweet. Would be better on pretzels. 
{may just try the pretzel idea!}


  1. WOW this looks SINFUL! Found you thru the hop! ;)

  2. Ummm that is over the top yumminess.

  3. Gonna try this with the kids at school next term during cooking class. They are gonna love it!!

    Thanks :)

  4. Looks delish! Definitely making this for the our beach week next summer!!

  5. Popcorn is a favorite for all of my little buttons! Thank you for this recipe! Definitely doing this soon!
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  6. This just looks amazing and I bet it tastes even better!

    I am following you hope you stop by my blog again and follow back.

    One Chic Mom

  7. Ok, this sounds so awesome!
    New follower - hope to get a follow back

  8. Such a cute idea! I'm your newest follower from the blog hop!

    Please stop by and say hi :)

    Hilary @ Measure Once, Cut Twice

  9. hi, i'm following the welcome wednesday blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it


    new follower bev

  10. Following from the Mingle Blog Hop! Love your blog's design, and what a great idea for making popcorn extra special. :)


  11. ummm, this sounds like heaven! trying it with my kids this weekend and pinning it now.... (your newest follower from the blog hop!)

  12. That looks soooo yummy. Sounds like it would be good on pretzels too.

    Your boys are too cute!!

  13. new follower from the hop...can't wait to try this yummy popcorn goodness!

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  14. My husband would say exactly what your husband did!!! He doesn't get the whole savory/sweet thing. Stopping by from the blog hop!

  15. That looks amazing! Stopping by from the hop. Following via GFC. Would love if you stopped by for a visit!


  16. Hi!
    Hope you are having a great day!Stopping by from the hop.
    Your new follower via GFC.

  17. Oh my goodness - this stuff looks dangerous!

    I'm stopping by from Welcome Wednesday and I am your newest follower. I can't wait to read more.

  18. Oh my heck! That sounds amazing!


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  19. These look yummy, your newest follower from the mingle with us blog hop.

  20. Wow, these sound dangerous. I've never seen a recipe quite like this. Perfect for my sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing.

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