Birthday Cake Popcorn

Birthday Cake Popcorn by Then It Dawned On Me
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Who doesn’t love a good birthday cake? But what if that cake could be popcorn instead? Birthday cake popcorn is the perfect treat for any birthday celebration. It’s fun, festive, and most importantly, delicious!

It’s a snack that’s almost too cute to eat and can be customized to fit any color scheme or theme. But the best part is that it’s really easy to make!

Birthday Cake Alternatives

Each year when my birthday rolls around (omg- it’s my birthday month!), I always struggle with what kind of cake to get. Do I want something classic and simple? Or something more extravagant and over-the-top?

This year, I’m thinking I’ll just make my own birthday cake popcorn! It’s the perfect snack for almost any age and goes well with any type of birthday celebration.

Since I’m turning 39 (again) this year, I am thinking an adult gathering is probably in the plans. And I think a yummy batch of sweet cake batter popcorn would pair nicely with a champagne cocktail, don’t you?

Birthday Cake Popcorn

Serve the unexpected at your child’s next birthday party with this easy and festive recipe for birthday cake popcorn. It can be made ahead of time and in large batches to serve a crowd.

If you’re celebrating with a princess party or even a ninja party, you can use icing colors that go well with your decorations.

The popcorn can be packaged up in individual servings and used as a take home gift or served in a coordinating popcorn box and used as part of the table décor. It’s really versatile on top of being quick and easy to make.

How to Make Birthday Cake Popcorn

So let’s get the party started! (I have always wanted to say that…)

First, make sure you save a copy of this birthday cake popcorn recipe to your birthday Pinterest board so it’s easy to find later

This recipe calls for microwave safe bowls, wax paper, white chocolate melts, and a baking sheet. If you need any of those items or cute popcorn boxes like the ones I used, you can grab them with these links. No need to stress over another grocery trip!

Birthday Cake Popcorn by Then It Dawned On Me

Cake Batter Popcorn Tips

I used a Funfetti cake mix with mini M&Ms (with the brown M&Ms removed for a more festive look), but you can use any type of candy that would work with your party theme.

You can also use a bit of gel food coloring mixed in to make the white chocolate or almond bark match your colors.

The extra birthday cake mix can be frozen in Ziploc bags to use at a later date or to make a popcorn birthday cake.

I hope you enjoy making this festive birthday cake popcorn for your next movie night, birthday party, or anytime you need a sweet snack!

Yield: 12 servings

Birthday Cake Popcorn

Birthday Cake Popcorn


  • 24 cups (2-3.4oz bags) of Microwave popcorn
  • 16 ounces White chocolate (almond bark or vanilla candy coating)
  • 1/2 cup Funfetti cake mix
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup Rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/4 cup M&Ms Minis


  1. Pop the two bags of microwave popcorn.
  2. Pour the popcorn out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet 
  3. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. First on HIGH for 45 seconds, then in 30 seconds increments until it's fully melted.
  4. Stir the dry cake mix into the white chocolate, mixing it until smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture over the popcorn, then add sprinkles and chocolate candies
  6. Let the popcorn cool completely (at least 3- mins).
  7. Break into pieces and enjoy.


The leftover cake mix can be frozen in a Ziploc bags for the next batch or used to make other desserts.

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