Making A Popcorn Cake With Popcorn Shed *

salted caramel popcorn cake

Can we ever have too many Christmas recipes? Of course not! I loved making jam with Aperol and grapefruit – a first for me – but this one, that salted caramel popcorn cake is another thing! Have you ever worked with popcorn before? I mean beyond eating it while watching a movie?! As a matter of fact, when Popcorn Shed sent me some delicious salted caramel popcorn with milk chocolate, I saw there a challenge to make a cake out of it!

Beyond the super cute packaging and delicious gourmet popcorn, Popcorn Shed offers so many amazing baking opportunities!

Indeed, the baker in me had spoken. I’d make a cake out of all this popcorn!

And sure, it did not all go according to plan but… in the end… it worked! And I made a salted caramel popcorn cake with Popcorn Shed and here’s the recipe!

A salted caramel popcorn cake recipe


The cake The frosting The final touches
-249g flour
-265g caster sugar
-3 tsp baking powder
-125g unsalted butter (softened)
-375ml milk
-100ml vegetable oil
-2 tbsp greek yogurt
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 large eggs
-3 cups popcorn
-1 cup Carnation caramel
-4 eggs
-230g of caster sugar
-195g of softened butter
-3 tbsp of Carnation caramel
-Pinch of salt
-Vanilla extract

The cake
1. Pre-heat your over to 180°C (or 160°C for fan-forced oven).
2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Then, add the 125g of softened butter and mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
3. Add the milk, oil, Greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla extract into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix until completely incorporated. Crush three cups of popcorn in a blender then add it to the mixture. Then, add the Carnation caramel as well and whisk until fully incorporated.
4. Fill two 20cm diameter cake tins and put in the oven for 45 minutes. Once cooked, remove tins from the oven and let cool on a cooling rack. Let cool completely before using.

The frosting
5. Make a swiss meringue for the frosting. Add water in a pot and heat until shimmer. In a bowl, put 4 egg whites and 230g of sugar. Then, place the bowl on top of the pot, creating a seal over the pot. It is very important that the bowl does not touch the water.
6. Whisk constantly until all the sugar is dissolved. Then, remove from the stove and beat on medium-high speed until stiff glossy peaks form. Make sure the bowl is at room temperature for the next step. Indeed, a hot bowl might cause the butter to melt.
7. Cut 195g of soften butter in small pieces. Add little by little to make sure it completely incorporates to the meringue and beat at medium speed. Once all butter is in, add the vanilla extract and 3 spoons of Carnation caramel. Beat until fully incorporated.
8. Apply frosting between the two cakes, on top of the whole cake and on the sides a first time to give it a naked aspect and fill any whole in the cake. Then place in the fridge and let cool for two hours.
9. Remove the cake from the fridge and use frosting leftover for a second coat. Apply enough to cover the first coat and cover cake entirely. Put in the fridge to cool for another two hours, or overnight.

The final touches
10. Remove the cake from the fridge. Then, decorate with popcorn to your tastes. On top, on the side, at the bottom. Up to you. You can also add some caramel sauce for a drip effect.
11. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes just for precaution. Remove from the fridge. Cut into slices and enjoy!

And… tadaaaa!

salted caramel popcorn cake

So, what do you think? How does this recipe sound to you? And this cake? Will you try to make it? Have you ever baked with popcorn before? Or heard of Popcorn Shed? Do you usually make buttercream frosting or have you tried swiss meringue frosting before?

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you liked this post.

See you soon,

*Popcorn featured in this post is a gift from Popcorn Shed but all opinions are my own.


  1. December 5, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    This looks AMAZING. I usually use buttercream frosting but the swiss meringue frosting sounds yummy – and very fancy! I am a big popcorn fan (I’m sad you didn’t bring me a slice!) so this is my kind of cake, I’ll definitely give this a go. Your photos are gorgeous, and so festive!
    Hels xx

  2. December 6, 2018 / 12:42 am

    This recipe looks innovative and delicious! I look forward to trying it out! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Aditya Tiwari
    December 6, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Wow, I always mix my popcorn with Cheese and Caramel, did not even thought to mix with salted. Also, never knew about popcorn cake, that is something I want to try.Photos made me drool. I did bookmarked all of this, this is what I will begin my new year with.

  4. December 6, 2018 / 11:31 am

    Oh woah! Now I am craving some cake… and popcorn??!! Yumm

  5. December 6, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    Mm, this looks and sounds so delicious! My kind of cake for sure! I love popcorn with sweet things πŸ™‚

  6. December 6, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    I have a 4-year-old daughter that would absolutely love this cake. For that reason alone I might have to make this.

  7. December 6, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    I love this idea! If I were braver, I would test it out for my 1-year-old’s birthday, but my husband is already doubting my baking abilities. Rightfully so!

  8. December 6, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    What a unique cake! I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything like this before. I’m going to. I do love my popcorn.

  9. December 6, 2018 / 5:07 pm

    I’m gonna try and make a vegan version of this as it seems so lovely, thanks for sharing! ?✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x

  10. December 6, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    This cake looks decadent, and I am a sucker for popcorn of all sorts so I am definitely going to try this out. Thanks for highlighting the ingredients list too- really handy!

  11. December 6, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    Wow, this looks amazing! I don’t think I have ever seen a popcorn cake before, it is such a creative idea! I have tried Popcorn Shed popcorn and it is so delicious, salted caramel is my favourite. Great post Corinne with stunning photos, thanks for sharing the recipe! <3 xx

    Bexa |

  12. December 6, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    Oh that looks so tasty! I’ve never thought about making a pop corn cake, this sounds super interesting. Would love to try that out!

    lots of love, Jasmin

  13. December 6, 2018 / 6:25 pm

    That cake looks so delicious. I love anything salted and this popcorn sound so yummy.

  14. December 6, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    This looks interesting! I’ve never even heard about pop corn cake before.

  15. Jessica Taylor
    December 7, 2018 / 1:38 am

    This is awesome! My kids would love to try this

  16. December 7, 2018 / 2:39 am

    I love caramel flavored popcorn! I’m always soo indecisive between salted regular popcorn or sweetened popcorn. These is such a cute and fun recipe. I bet that kids would love it.


  17. December 7, 2018 / 9:59 am

    Oh wow, Corinne, this looks absolutely delicious. Salted caramel is my favourite flavour for so many things, including popcorn. I’m very much not a baker (I’ve never heard of Swiss meringue frosting!) but if I saw this cake for sale anywhere I’d definitely buy it πŸ™‚ x

    Lisa |

  18. December 8, 2018 / 6:21 am

    Oooh, I haven’t heard of a popcorn cake before but this sounds delicious considering how I love popcorn! Love how it turned out! Looks tasty!

    Nancy β™₯

  19. December 8, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    This looks so good! I want to make this for Christmas!

  20. December 8, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    This look exciting! Never encountered a popcorn cake before. Would like to try making it at home. πŸ™‚ The kids would love this.

  21. Soniachic
    December 8, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    I love your popcorn cake decorations,I have never seen a cake like this before and that’s color OG it gorgeous yummm!

  22. December 10, 2018 / 3:10 am

    Interesting name for a cake. As soon as I saw salted caramel in the ingredients, I know for sure I’ll be giving this a try though. Looks and sounds yummy.

  23. December 10, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    A salted caramel popcorn cake recipe is a new cake flavor for me. Seems like it would have an interesting flavor. Look forward to trying.

  24. Blair villanueva
    December 11, 2018 / 5:14 am

    This cake looks soo adorable and delicious! Now I need to looks for good brewed coffee or tea for this awesome cake.

  25. December 11, 2018 / 9:46 am

    We love popcorn. I’m pretty sure this popcorn cake would be a hit in my household.

  26. December 11, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    This is interesting, never heard or seen a popcorn cake. I wonder what it tastes like.

  27. December 11, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    It looks so yummy! I love that idea with popcorn on the top I would never think about it. I bet it was delicious

  28. December 18, 2018 / 6:07 am

    I will surely love this. It has two of my favorite things together, cake and popcorn! I have never heard of this cake recipe before but it sure sounds interesting and delish, too!

  29. January 3, 2019 / 4:32 am

    this popcorn cake looks delicious and pretty too! Perfect dessert for the season

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