Cake Batter Popcorn (for Ellen!)

Cake Batter Popcorn (for Ellen!)

The only girl of four students total in Bill’s Latin 4 class had her birthday today, so I decided that she deserved a treat. After all, she puts up with Bill and 3 boys every day while taking her optional fourth year of a language! Rather than my typical cupcakes (since I’d already cupcake-d once this week), I went with Cake Batter Popcorn based on the recipe from Mrs. Schwartz’s Kitchen, with help from Chickens in the Road. This was a bit of an experiment trying to replicate the cake batter flavor that we usually depend on Betty Crocker for. Since I don’t have any kids or real time crunch issues, I don’t like to use boxed cake mix even when it’s called for just for flavoring. I was hoping that the Homemade Yellow Cake Mix recipe from Chickens in the Road would be an acceptable substitute.

Cake Batter Popcorn – scratchified!
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/8 cup sugar
  • 3 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 cups popped popcorn
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup Homemade Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • assorted sprinkles
  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and dry milk in a small bowl, set aside. (This is our ‘cake mix’)
  2. Pop yo’ popcorn and place in the biggest bowl you have.
  3. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave by cooking in 30-second intervals, stirring in between.
  4. Add the vegetable shortening and stir into chocolate until melted. If necessary, re-microwave for 30 seconds to melt completely.
  5. Mix vanilla into the chocolate/shortening mixture until well-combined. Add the ‘cake mix’ and stir until smooth.
  6. Pour mixture into the big bowl of popcorn and toss to coat evenly. Use a couple spatulas or spoons to help.
  7. Pour the popcorn out onto cookie sheets to cool/harden. Sprinkle immediately with your choice of sprinkles.
  8. Wait until the candy has solidified and enjoy!


I have amassed quite a sprinkle collection for different occasions, so this would be a great recipe to customize for the holidays! Our school colors are green and red, so I’m set for lacrosse season AND Christmas with this recipe.

Download a PDF of this recipe!


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