Birthday Cake Popcorn

Birthday Cake Popcorn

I mentioned that I recently changed jobs. My last week not only did I make my co-workers cupcakes, I also made them some of this amazing birthday cake popcorn. For some reason I went with a birthday theme for my leaving cakes. I think they were all sad to see me go. At least that’s what they said :-p

Birthday Cake Popcorn

The recipe is adapted from 101 Things to do with Popcorn, read my review here. My co-workers had only ever had sweet or salty popcorn before. So this popcorn was a bit of a revelation for them! I’m not crazy about the popcorn they serve at the movies in the UK. They don’t pop it fresh in the theater!


Birthday Cake Popcorn

It’s a good thing that we like to watch movies at home.  The snack choice at Chez American Cupcake is way better!

Birthday Cake Popcorn

Birthday Cake Popcorn



8 cups popped popcorn

1/2 cup corn syrup

2 tbs white cake mix

1 tbs sugar

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup Rainbow Sprinkles

Mini M&M's (about 1-2 handfuls)


  1. In a small saucepan combine the corn syrup, cake mix, sugar and baking soda. Melt over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and thins out.
  2. Pour the popped popcorn into a large bowl and pour the syrup over top. Stir to coat (quickly) and then pour and stir in the M&M's and sprinkles.
  3. Pour the mixture over a baking tray lined with parchment paper to dry. Best when eaten fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days.

adapted from 101 Things to do with Popcorn


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  1. Wow. I bet this tastes amazing!! And thank goodness there’s no packaging – no calorie info!!

  2. Another popcorn winner! It looks delicious! Good luck in your new job! I hope it’s a wonderful opportunity for you!

    Stop by for some pie when you have a moment :-)

  3. I love popcorn and I’m really please it’s come in to fashion! I’m usally a salted girl but loveing the colours and mini mandms! great idea!


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