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Popcorn Candy Cake Recipe
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Popcorn Candy Cake Recipe

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This fun cake's made of popcorn. It's sweetened with gumdrops and miniature marshmallows, so kids loves it!—Roberta Uhl, Summerville, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-18 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 5 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 package (24 ounces) spiced gumdrops
  • 1 cup salted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 458 calories, 22 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium, 66 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the marshmallows, oil and butter; stir until smooth. In a large bowl, combine the popcorn, gumdrops and peanuts. Stir in marshmallow mixture; toss to coat. Press into a greased 10-in. tube pan. Cover and refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight.
  2. Dip pan in hot water for 5-10 seconds to unmold. Slice cake with an electric or serrated knife. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Editor's Note: A two-piece tube pan is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Popcorn Candy Cake in Country Woman November/December 1998, p38

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"I'm so glad to find this recipe again! I had it when my kids were young, and they loved it. I'll make it for grand-ones now. Thanks so much. Lyn"

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