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Birthday Cake Popcorn in a white bowl next to bright colorful birthday candles.

Birthday Cake Popcorn


Birthday cake popcorn makes any occasion more festive! This recipe is ideal for serving popcorn in a bowl, making popcorn balls, or a fun popcorn cake.


  • 14 cups popped popcorn (white)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows (6 cups)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 cups funfetti cake mix
  • Rainbow sprinkles candy (edible jimmies)


  1. Transfer popped popcorn to a large bowl. With clean hands, sift out and remove all un-popped kernels. Discard the kernels. Set the bowl of popcorn aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over low heat. Add mini marshmallows to the skillet. Continuously stir until marshmallows are completely melted. Remove pan from heat.
  3. Spoon funfetti cake mix into the skillet. Add milk and vanilla extract. Mix with a spatula until all ingredients are fully combined.
  4. Add popped popcorn to the skillet, two cups at a time. Keep folding the popcorn into the thick, sticky cake-batter mixture until all the popcorn has beed added. For a less sticky mixture, add in a few extra cups of popcorn. Sprinkle rainbow confetti candy over the surface. Fold it into the mix. Add more confetti candy candy on top.
  5. Transfer to a bowl and enjoy! You can also form popcorn balls or a fun popcorn cake!



  • HOW MUCH POPCORN TO MAKE FOR A PARTY: Triple this recipe. As a back-up plan, offer plain or buttered popcorn to make sure there’s enough for all.
  • HOW TO ASSEMBLE THIS RECIPE FASTER: In advance, head to your local popcorn store. Purchase an XL bag of popped popcorn. This is what I do when getting ready for a party!
  • HOW TO SERVE BIRTHDAY CAKE POPCORN: Add individual servings to cellophane bags or small zip-top bags. When serving small children, form the mixture into popcorn balls. If party guests will be serving themselves from a large bowl, provide a spoon-shaped spatula for scooping the popcorn along with small disposable cups.
  • CAN BIRTHDAY CAKE POPCORN BE MADE IN ADVANCE? It can be made several hours before it’s served, or one day in advance. Store in large zip-top bags with all the air pressed out.
  • MORE INFO ABOUT THIS RECIPE: More tips are included in the body of the post, along with helpful step-by-step recipe images.
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snacks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Birthday Cake Popcorn, Cake Batter Popcorn, Confetti Popcorn, Funfetti Popcorn