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Cake Batter Popcorn Recipe

Cake Batter Popcorn coated in cake mix, white chocolate, and sprinkles will satisfy your craving for something sweet and crunchy. Make a batch for family movie night or a birthday celebration and watch faces light up.

Cake Batter Popcorn

Not only is this popcorn delicious, it’s hard not to smile when you look at sprinkles. They are an immediate mood elevator, bringing out the kid in all of us.

Cake Batter Popcorn

Ever since I made Cake Batter Milkshakes for my daughter’s birthday, I’ve been coming up with ways to use what was leftover of my box of yellow cake mix. First it was Cake Batter Pancakes and now Cake Batter Popcorn. I’ve come to the conclusion that one can never have enough cake batter in their life.

Cake Batter Popcorn

I like to pop my own popcorn. It’s easy to do in a large pot with a little Vegetable oil. But you could use microwave popcorn instead. All it takes is a simple mixture of cake mix, melted white bark or chocolate, and sprinkles to turn boring popcorn into a fun and exciting treat.

The mixture will be a little thick, and really the best way to coat the popcorn is to use your hands. It gets a little messy and you have to work fast before it sets up. This is a perfect task for kids. Just make sure they wash their hands first! Adding a little vegetable shortening to the mixture would help make it a little easier to spread.

Cake Batter Popcorn is best eaten soon after it is made. Most likely it will disappear in a hurry.

Watch how it’s made in the video below.

Cake Batter Popcorn

Cake Batter Popcorn

Popcorn becomes a sweet and crunchy snack that tastes like cake when coated in white chocolate, cake mix, and sprinkles!
PREP: 15 mins
TOTAL: 15 mins



  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and spread out popcorn on top.
  • Chop white bark so that there are no pieces bigger than 1 ounce. Place in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Continue microwaving for 20 second intervals, stirring in between until completely melted.
  • Stir cake batter into melted white bark and add sprinkles.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle melted white bark on top of popcorn. It will probably be too thick to drizzle, so just glop it out. Use a spatula or your hands (easiest way) to evenly coat the popcorn in the white bark mixture.
  • Sprinkle with nonpareils.
  • Let it set up for a few minutes before eating. Best eaten soon after it is made.


Calories: 352kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American

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47 thoughts on “Cake Batter Popcorn Recipe”

  1. I tried to follow your directions but found it to thick and sticky to work with. Second batch, put popped Corn in large sheet cake pan, sprinkled cake mix over it, then poured melted chocolate over that an mixed with my hands. Added sprinkles after mixed an tossed again. Much easier to handle. It was a big hit.

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      That sounds like a much easier, more efficient way to coat the popcorn. Thanks for sharing your clever ideas Lynda!

  2. Now I know what to make with the 3 bags of Boy Scout popcorn I have in my pantry. I love cake batter anything!

  3. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    Popcorn like this is so addicting – I can never stop eating it! I love that it’s cake batter flavored – YUM! Pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Easyfoodsmith

    So unique and fun recipe. Thanks for sharing …I am going to try this for my daughter ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I definitely agree, you can never have enough cake batter in your life. I love this popcorn recipe! The white chocolate and cake batter, plus sprinkles? Amazing! Pinning!

  6. What a fun idea for popcorn! I always forget about popcorn but we love it for a night in watching movies ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    Sooooooo my birthday is coming in October and I just want to throw a funfetti party and include all your funfetti treats! Especially this popcorn! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    Cake batter is my favorite flavor, so I’m loving that you put it on popcorn! So creative, Christin! Pinned!

  9. Shashi @ runninsrilankan

    Just looking at this popcorn makes me smile! I bet it smelt great and tasted WONDERFUL! What a brilliant idea Christin!!!

  10. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Plain ‘ol buttered popcorn is a BIG no-no in my eyes. So I say bring ON the cake batter! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This stuff looks sooo addicting…

  11. udit + Corina @ Glamorous Bite

    We both love popcorn, and this looks extravagantly tempting ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    You had me at cake batter!! This is calling out my name ๐Ÿ™‚ Popcorn and cake batter anything are two of my favorite things in the world.

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