I’ve been going down a rabbit hole lately, re-reading all my posts from my first blog, So Delushious (I was so young 😫😫). It was just a little WordPress page that I had from 2011-2013, a place to write about all my favorite foods/travels (sound familiar??). I’m not sure why I stopped, but I missed it so much that I wanted to make another one… and heeeere weeeee arrrrrre.
If you didn’t get a chance to check it out back in the day, I thought it might be fun to share some old posts from time to time – we’ll call it “From The Vault” (add echo sound effects here).
As my first throwback, I chose the one about the Cake Batter Popcorn – I was obsessed with this and I still get a ton of requests for the recipe! I would make it for EVERY party and put it into cute little gift bags, but now I’ll just make it for fun/for the kids. Regardless of your age, I promise you’ll love this–just be careful not to eat it all when you’re making it…or be safe and make a double batch.
Original article published January 27, 2012.
Don’t have much to say about this one, everybody. To be honest, posting the photos make me kind of nauseous. Not because it wasn’t completely and utterly one of the most delicious sweet snacks I have ever come across — it was. But holy shit, I ate too much. Really. I am not sure I can ever eat anymore again. Damn you, Kris! (No, not Jenner, just my old blogger friend.) She planted this seed in my head and I immediately researched recipes. She is like a beautiful, sweets she-devil with these recipes!!
I made it the night before that baby shower, and snacked on it so much throughout the process that I found myself buying 10 white chocolate bars at the corner store (not even really made for melting/baking) and cake batter mix at midnight. Drunk, of course.
Can you taste the cake batter? You suuuuure can. I recommend NOT buying those fancy organic Whole Foods cake mixes for this one. The yellow cake mixes like Pillsbury has would be best. Funfetti, anyone? YUM.
I also still have red finger pads. I vaguely remember pouring the CRAZY HOT white chocolate / cake batter mix onto the popcorn and deciding it was a better idea to toss it around with my hands. The pain….pretty much excruciating. But I kept doing it like some sort of cake batter popcorn factory worker zombie.
Be warned: if you’re like me, you’ll have popcorn everywhere. On your shirt, in your bra, that mystery area between the stove and countertop where shit just falls, never to be seen again. But maybe you’re not like me and maybe you’ll make this sober. Just a few photos, recipe at the end!! I bagged mine up into little baggies with ribbons. Made a great gift bag for departing baby shower guests!
Blue food coloring finger from making that stupid duck WITH THE BLUE BEAK why did I make the beak blue whyyyyyyyyy why why. PS that cake actually turned out to be delicious. And no, I didn’t even bring it to the shower. Dammit. Oh! Also I didn’t use mini m&m’s like the recipe called for. I had them, I was just too drunk to remember I had them.
Yeah. I just got sick again. This will either become your addiction or you will be so completely popcorn hungover from it that you will never want it again. Either way, make it!!
Cake Batter Popcorn
- Serves: 8 (makes 8 cups)
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- 8 cups kettle corn
- 1¼ cups white chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup boxed yellow cake mix*
- 3 tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
- 2 teaspoons rainbow nonpareils (the tiny round sprinkles)
- 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
- Arrange popcorn in a single layer on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.
- Put the white chocolate chips in a glass bowl and microwave on high until smooth, stirring every 45 seconds, about 2 to 2½ minutes total.
- Whisk in the cake batter and rainbow sprinkles with a fork and drizzle all over the popcorn.
- Gently toss the mixture to get it all incorporated, then sprinkle with the nonpareils and the sea salt. Cool and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Baker Girl
*note: since my original post, apparently some people are now saying that you need to cook flour… it’s entirely up to you, but here is me suggesting that you guys consume at your own risk!