Popcorn Cake

Popcorn Cake

This is a fun treat, more than a cake, but it tops the list as a favorite for all our kids. It is super important to remove all unpopped kernels before assembling the cake. This recipe comes from a grandmotherly figure in my life, whom I remember fondly, Frances Rohrer.
Prep Time30 mins
Cooling Time2 hrs
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popcorn cake, popcorn,, snack, treat
Servings: 12


  • Tube Pan


  • 4 quarts popped corn, unpopped kernels removed
  • 1 pound regular marshmallows
  • 1/3 stick butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon flavored gelatin, to color and flavor, optional
  • 3/4 cups gum drops, or more if desired
  • 1/2 pound salted peanuts optional


  • Slowly melt marshmallows and butter. Add gelatin. Stir over popped corn. Add gumdrops and peanuts, if using. Gently pour into a buttered tube pan. Cool. Remove from pan and slice on plate. Slice with serrated knife.

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