The holidays are coming and it’s fast approaching the time to stuff your face with amazing foods. No one likes to throw things away so a salted caramel popcorn ring cake is perfect for using up leftovers, such as popcorn, sweets & chocolates. Getting the kids to help is a must. They will love decorating the popcorn cake. It also makes a fabulous kid friendly alternative to a Christmas pudding. To make it slightly more spectacular, you can leave sweets and chocolates in small bowls on the table for the kids to decorate themselves.
The recipe is super easy and this popcorn ring cake is certain to wow all the kids (and possibly a few grown ups too!) The finished product looks fantastic. As it’s created using a Bundt pan, it means that in the middle, there is space for a small jar filled with a chocolate dipping sauce. Plus, with a bit of clever decoration, a slated caramel poopcorn cake can look however you want. We opted for stripes of dark, white and milk chocolate along with some chocolate centre gold and silver balls but you can go with whatever the kids will love. The sweet & salty popcorn and the salted caramel popcorn were from Butterkist and arrived in my Degustabox this month. If you’re not familiar with Degustabox, you need to know that it’s a surprise food & drink subscription box. It’s available monthly and contains between 10-14 food & drink items. Some you will have heard of, some you won’t. It’s always a delightful mish-mash of cool things for snacking, cooking and drinking. You can grab a whopping £6 off your first box when you use code BLDEG15 at the checkout.
- 200g marshmallows
- 75g butter
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 125g salted caramel popcorn
- 25g sweet & salty popcorn
- melt the marshmallows, butte & peanut butter in a large non stick pan
- in a large bowl, mix both of the popcorns together
- pour the melted marshmallow, butter & peanut butter over the popcorn and stir well with a spatula until all of the popcorn is coated
- grease a bundt tin very well
- transfer the coated popcorn into the bundt tin and leave to set for about an hour
- turn out onto a serving plate and place a pot of chocolate dipping sauce in the centre of the ring