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I’ve made my share of savory popcorn snacks before. Crab boil popcorn for example has long been a favorite of mine. This time I decided to go the sweet route and add in my wife’s favorite: red velvet cake. It’s just that easy too. Make a simple red velvet cake from a box mix (or just buy a cake or cupcakes from your bakery) and add to popped popcorn. Every bite has that wonderful chocolaty red velvet flavor and hey, it looks cool too.
You could use any cake recipe you want when you make this Red Velvet Popcorn (though it wouldn’t be red velvet at that point!). This is also a great way to use up any cake that you might have leftover from a birthday party. It is a messy (but tasty) way to eat cake, so make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand.
I use an old Stir Crazy popper for making popcorn. It’s easy and always makes perfectly popped kernels. Nothing fancy but it does the job. There are new (I dare say, better) popcorn poppers on Amazon. But there’s something fun about using my good old popper.
Also try my crazy-good crab boil popcorn.
Red Velvet Popcorn
- 8 cups popped popcorn from 1/2 cup un-popped kernels
- 3 cups red velvet cake leftover , with icing, crumbled
- Place the popcorn in a large sealable container.
- Sprinkle in the cake crumbs.
- Seal and shake the bowl. A lot. A whole lot. You want the cake to get evenly distributed throughout the popcorn.
Nutritional values are approximate.