Popcorn Cake

Martine Bykowski Recipe

By Martine Bykowski LadybugJewel

30 Min
No-Cook or Other

This is a fun cake and is my grown son's favorite cake. I make it for him on his birthday each year.

This recipe won first place in a men's cake contest at church about 30 years ago!

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Such a cute cake!  The kids will enjoy helping make it just as much as the will enjoy eating it. Love it!


1 gal
popped corn
12 oz
jar of roasted peanuts
11 oz
bag of plain m&m's
11 oz
bag of peanut m&m's
1 stick
margarine or butter
1 large
bag of marshmallows
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix popped corn, peanuts and M&M’s in a large bowl.
Melt margarine and marshmallows, add vanilla. Pour over popcorn goodies and mix thoroughly.
Pour and press into well-buttered Bundt cake pan.
Let harden in pan about 1 hour. Empty onto cake platter. Pinch off and eat. (or cut with very sharp knife.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #popcorn, #M's, #cake

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Kitchen Crew JustaPinch
Aug 8, 2012
Janet awarded this recipe a Blue Ribbon!

Such a cute cake!  The kids will enjoy helping make it just as much as the will enjoy eating it. Love it!
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Pat Richards PatRichards
Aug 8, 2012
I HATE that I can't save the recipe in my recipe box.
janet carey micah68tlb
Aug 8, 2012
Pat, why can't you save it? By "pinching" it, it saves it, but I was also confused until I clicked on the tab marked "my kitchen", then my recipes were all safely preserved in there, as was any recipe I'd "pinched". I kid of like the pinching process because I'm getting my daughter involved in JAP, and this is an easy way to send recipes her way.
Pat Richards PatRichards
Aug 8, 2012
Oh, OK, thank you.
deb baldwin messinthekitchen
Aug 9, 2012
Congratulations on your first blue ribbon, Martine. Looks like my kind of cake :o)
Ashley Burnam MissAshley
Oct 5, 2012
YUMMMMM!!! I feel like I have been missing out on this cake for my whole life it looks perfect for a aprty
Phyllis Weatherston filisw
Oct 21, 2012
Cute! I'm going to make this for a Halloween/Fall Festival cake walk, but throw in candy corn and gummy worms and whatnot. I think the kids will love it!
Patty Nelson Patty_Nelson
Oct 22, 2012
i love the looks it looks yummy
Starr Hansell Majikmann
Oct 25, 2012
How much popcorn is a gallon??? hahaha Like a whole jar of it?? Do i buy it plain or make it i don't have an air popper machine so i have to buy it or cook it then in what oil? I'm really not Suzy-homemaker haha
Nov 2, 2012 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion groups: CHATTERBOX JUST CAKES
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Dec 16, 2012
I posted my friends PopCorn Cake here back on Oct 23, 2011 and the Kitchen Crew never paid any attention to it...you barely got your posted and they gave you a blue ribbon........CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Martine Bykowski LadybugJewel
Jan 15, 2013
Thank you for all the responses! Wow! Last time time I checked I only had one. For Starr Hansell Majikmann ... I usually use one Orville Redenbacher's microwave popcorn bag ... plain, no butter. I have been making this since before microwave popcorn, so I used my popcorn machine that took 1/2 cup plain popping corn. A gallon is 16 cups. Phyllis... filisw, that sounds like a fun change! The kids are sure to love it! :) Thank you Cin Straw. Is there a frosting on the cake?
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jan 15, 2013
Heavy on the melted marshmallow......yun
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Jan 15, 2013
hahahahaha...thats supposed to be "yum"