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Popcorn Cakes (Super Easy Recipe!)

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Mix up some delicious little chocolate cakes with our super easy Popcorn Cakes Recipe – perfect for kids parties.

Our white chocolate popcorn cake recipe is a super delicious little treat. And they’re ridiculously easy to make too.

Think of these as cornflake cakes, but made with popcorn instead! A lovely recipe for getting kids busy with in the kitchen.

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Versatile – you can coat your popcorn in any chocolate you like – milk, dark or white.

Stir in some add-ins – our little popcorn cupcakes are super easy to decorate to match any party theme you like – just choose the cupcake cases and sprinkles that you love! We adore white chocolate popcorn cakes with pastel unicorn sprinkles, they’re our favourite!

Really easy – we just love how easy these are to make, and just how delicious they are to eat!

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Popcorn Cake Recipe

Makes  – 24

Prep Time – 10 minutes 

Cook Time – 5 minutes (melting chocolate)

Total Time – 15 minutes hands on plus 1 hour+ to set in the fridge.

Our Most Popular Alternative – White Chocolate Nest Cakes

Equipment Needed

  • Large saucepan
  • Glass or stainless steel bowl
  • Metal spoon
  • 24 cupcake cases
  • Tablespoon
  • Tray

Popcorn Cake Ingredients

  • 400g White Chocolate – broken into pieces
  • 80g Popcorn – choose salted or plain, whichever you prefer
  • 4 tbsp Cake Sprinkles – just choose your favourite

How To Make Popcorn Cakes

Our white chocolate popcorn cakes with unicorn sprinkles are just super easy to make!

Step One – melt the chocolate

If cooking with kids – they should be kept well away from the boiling water and hob

  • Set a glass or metal bowl over a pan of boiling water – break up the white chocolate pieces and put them into the bowl, stir with a spoon over the water until the chocolate melts.

Step Two – stir in the popcorn

  • Stir in the popcorn into the melted chocolate so that all the popcorn gets coated in creamy melted chocolate.

Step Three – divide the chocolate coated popcorn between the cupcake cases

  • Spoon the chocolate popcorn mixture into the cupcake cases and sprinkle over the cake sprinkles.

Step Four – refrigerate the cakes to set

  • The popcorn cakes will just need an hour or so in the fridge to set. Then they’re ready to eat!

Popcorn Cake Cases

white chocolate popcorn cakes with unicorn sprinkles

These little white chocolate popcorn cakes look super nice in pastel paper cupcake cases to match the unicorn confetti sprinkle colours.

You could always make these with dark sprinkles or shiny silver and gold sprinkles and choose cupcake cases to coordinate.

And to make them for Halloween, coat the popcorn in dark chocolate and top with halloween cake sprinkles or Christmas themed with festive cake sprinkles.

It’s honestly really easy to match your popcorn cupcakes to your party theme.

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Popcorn Cake Bars

You can easily turn your chocolate popcorn cakes into cake bars.

To do this just line a tin with greaseproof paper and tip the popcorn cake batter into the tin.

Then flatten down with the back of a spoon and sprinkle over the coloured confetti sprinkles.

All you need to do then is to leave them to set in the fridge for a couple of hours before slicing into cake bars.

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Make Popcorn Cakes Your Way

chocolate popcorn cupcakes with unicorn sprinkles in spotty paper cupcake cases

You could add little extras or mix-ins to your popcorn cakes, these are such a fun dessert for movie night – try…

  • Marshmallows
  • Dried strawberries
  • Coat with dark chocolate and a touch of cinnamon and pinch of sea salt flavor, that little dash of sea salt with the dark chocolate makes a delicious treat!
  • Chunks of fudge or butterscotch or chocolate chips
  • Decorate them with edible glitter for sparkly cakes
  • Candies or M&M mixed into the popcorn.

Make them gluten free – these are easy to convert to gluten-free, just be sure to use all gluten free labelled ingredients.

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white chocolate popcorn cakes with unicorn sprinkles

Popcorn Cakes

Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Super sweet and delicious little no-bake chocolate cakes

Ingredients

  • 400g white chocolate - broken into pieces 
  • 80g popcorn 
  • 4 tbs cake sprinkles 

Instructions

  1. Set a glass or metal bowl over a pan of boiling water – break up the white chocolate pieces and put them into the bowl, stir with a spoon over the water until the chocolate melts.
  2. Stir in the popcorn into the melted chocolate so that all the popcorn gets coated in creamy melted chocolate.
  3. Spoon the chocolate popcorn into the cupcake cases and sprinkle over the cake sprinkles.
  4. Refrigerate the popcorn cakes. They will just need an hour or so in the fridge to set. Then they’re ready to eat!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 1g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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