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Cake Batter Popcorn Recipe

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This Cake Batter Popcorn Recipe is so quick and easy! Add in the rainbow sprinkles and make certain to get the marshmallow fluff fully melted and you’ll be good to go! This simple popcorn dessert is perfect for birthday parties or just the best weekend snack!

Be certain to check out my other Gourmet Popcorn Recipes as well for even more sweet treats.

What I love most about this recipe is that it really does taste like cake, without having to add in any white cake mix or funfetti cake mix!

Cake Batter Popcorn Recipe

You’ll find this simple cake batter dessert to be a fast and easy treat. Once everything is completely melted, it’s time to get your hunger ready to enjoy every single bite!

My boys love this recipe and look forward to every time that I make it. I love being able to give them a unique treat that they still look forward to and love!

Can you use candy melts for this simple popcorn recipe?

You can but I’ve found that the marshmallow fluff works really, really well! It’s perfectly sweet and does a great job of holding together all the ingredients.

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Make it a Meal:

Now is a great time to start meal planning! You’ll find that once you get started, it’s so hard to stop! Use meal planning as the perfect way to get started on getting the meals organized for your house.

Main Dish: Beef Tenderloin

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Soup

Starch Side: Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Refreshing Drink: Hawaiian Blue Mocktail

Best Popcorn Recipes:

Once you make this Funfetti Popcorn Recipe, why stop there? There are so many fun flavors that you can use for your popcorn that I’ve gathered up some of my favorites here! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Peanut Butter Popcorn Recipe has all the best flavors!

This Gourmet Unicorn Popcorn Recipe is perfect for any time of the year!

Don’t forget to make this Valentine Sugar Cookie Popcorn Recipe!

Galaxy Popcorn is legit out of this world delicious!

Red White and Blue Popcorn Snack is a must during the summer months.

This Buffalo-Style Hot Popcorn Recipe has the perfect amount of spice.

How do you keep popcorn from going stale?

The best thing that you can do when making popcorn is to store any leftovers in an airtight container. This will keep the popcorn as fresh as possible for as long as possible.

What makes popcorn a good snack?

Popcorn is a great snack option due to its affordability, low-calorie count, and versatility. It makes for a great snack because it can be prepared in several different ways -salted, caramelized, cheesy, or simply plain.

Moreover, popcorn is one of the most economical snacks as compared to other options.

Many people look for snacks that are low in calories and easy to prepare for convenience. Popcorn succeeds on both fronts!

It is also high in antioxidants which may be beneficial for your health. Therefore, popcorn is an ideal snack to satisfy cravings without breaking the budget or diet goals.

Can you pop popcorn in advance?

Popping popcorn in advance can be an easy and smart way to plan for a party or get-together. It is also an efficient way to save time on the day of the event since it can all be done ahead of time.

Depending on how you want to use the popped popcorn, you could either pop it traditionally in a pan on the stovetop or go the faster route and use a microwave oven.

Both have their pros and cons, but either way, you’ll always have delicious popcorn ready to enjoy.

Popping popcorn in advance is definitely something worthwhile for any host or hostess looking for ways to enhance their gathering.

What are delicious toppings for popcorn?

Popcorn is an amazing snack – it’s light and crunchy and can easily be made with just a few ingredients.

When you add toppings, the possibilities become endless.

For a salty, sophisticated flavor, try adding grated cheese and a light sprinkle of paprika.

For something sweeter, you could melt chocolate chips and drizzle them over the popcorn, or even create a version like kettle corn by mixing equal parts sugar and salt to create the perfect combination of sweet and savory flavors.

You could even mix together seasonings like garlic powder and chili flakes for a cheesy-spicy kick that will keep you coming back for more!

More Cake Batter Recipes:

Cake Batter Popcorn Recipe

Cake Batter Popcorn Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

This simple popcorn recipe is the perfect snack!


  • 6 cups of popcorn
  • 1 container of Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 T of butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of sprinkles


Pop the popcorn.

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Put the marshmallow fluff into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 25 seconds and stir then heat for another 25 seconds.

Stir in the vanilla and butter.

Stir the popcorn into the mixture. Add in 1/2 of the sprinkles and stir.

Spread the popcorn out on the baking sheet. Add more sprinkles.

Put into the fridge for 4 hours.

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