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Popcorn Cupcakes

by Katie Reed

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I’m a little late for National Popcorn Day, but I still wanted to share these SUPER adorable “Popcorn” Cupcakes! These are delicious to eat and a real treat for the eyes. The faux popcorn is made from mini marshmallows and a tiny bit of yellow food coloring. These are an AMAZING treat for movie night or even your next Oscars party! Try them out and tell me how wonderful and fun they are!

Popcorn Cupcakes - Perfect for your Oscars Party! | A Mother Thing

Cupcake Ingredients:

1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
2 egg whites
2 eggs
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 baking soda
3/4 C buttermilk
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Cupcake Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-Line cupcake pan with paper liners.

-Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.

-Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.

-Add sugar and  vanilla extract to the butter until well combined.

-Add egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each.

-Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.

-Add 1/3 C  flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding  1/3 C of the buttermilk; add 1/3 C flour mixture again then add 1/3 C  buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 C of flour and add the rest of 1/3C of buttermilk mix in low speed until  thoroughly blended.

-Scoop the batter into the lined cupcake holders till 2/3 filled.

-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

-Cool for 10 minutes.

-Remove to a wire rack until fully cooled.

Popcorn Cupcakes - Perfect for your Oscars Party! | A Mother Thing

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C unsalted butter, softened
3 C powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 C heavy cream

Frosting Directions:

-Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.

-Add vanilla extract.

-Add powder sugar with heavy cream  into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.

-If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if  the frosting is too thin, add more powder sugar.

-Take a spoonful of the frosting and hold the spoon upside down….

if the frosting drops off the spoon add more powdered sugar …. if the frosting doesn’t fall off the spoon then it is ready.

-Take a tablespoon of prepared frosting….using a butter knife spread some of the frosting on top of the cooled cupcakes.

Popcorn Cupcakes - Perfect for your Oscars Party! | A Mother Thing

“Popcorn”

Ingredients:

1 bag of miniature marshmallows.
Yellow gel food coloring
Food paint brush

Popcorn Directions:

-Empty the bag of marshmallows into a bowl.

-Using your kitchen scissors, cut the marshmallow , in the middle of the marshmallow, about 3/4s of the way through the marshmallow.

-After all marshmallows have been cut begin placing them on the frosted cupcake.  Picture how a tub of popcorn looks and built your tub on top of the cupcake.

-Cover the frosted cupcake with one layer of cut marshmallows.

-Using the frosting as glue, dip each piece of popcorn into the frosting and add to the already placed “popcorn”.

-Continue to build your “tub of popcorn”.

-Once this is done, using the yellow food coloring.. poured in small bowl…dip your brush in the bowl and begin to color numerous colonels of corn until they look like movie theater popcorn.

Popcorn Cupcakes - Perfect for your Oscars Party! | A Mother Thing
Popcorn Cupcakes - Perfect for your Oscars Party! | A Mother Thing

These cupcakes are so much fun. They’re simple to bake but pack a big punch. I hope you enjoy!

Popcorn Cupcakes

Popcorn Cupcakes

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

These are an AMAZING treat for movie night or even your next Oscars party! 

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 baking soda
  • 3/4 C buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 C heavy cream

"Popcorn" Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of miniature marshmallows.
  • Yellow gel food coloring
  • Food paint brush

Instructions

    Cupcake Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
    3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
    4. Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.
    5. Add sugar and  vanilla extract to the butter until well combined.
    6. Add egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each.
    7. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each.
    8. Add 1/3 C  flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding  1/3 C of the buttermilk; add 1/3 C flour mixture again then add 1/3 C  buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 C of flour and add the rest of 1/3C of buttermilk mix in low speed until thoroughly blended.
    9. Scoop the batter into the lined cupcake holders till 2/3 filled.
    10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
    11. Cool for 10 minutes.
    12. Remove to a wire rack until fully cooled.

    Frosting Directions:

    1. Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
    2. Add vanilla extract.
    3. Add powder sugar with heavy cream into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
    4. If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if the frosting is too thin, add more powder sugar.
    5. Take a spoonful of the frosting and hold the spoon upside down....if the frosting drops off the spoon add more powdered sugar .... if the frosting doesn't fall off the spoon then it is ready.
    6. Take a tablespoon of prepared frosting....using a butter knife spread some of the frosting on top of the cooled cupcakes.

Popcorn Directions:

    1. Empty the bag of marshmallows into a bowl.
    2. Using your kitchen scissors, cut the marshmallow, in the middle of the marshmallow, about 3/4s of the way through the marshmallow.
    3. After all marshmallows have been cut begin placing them on the frosted cupcake.  Picture how a tub of popcorn looks and built your tub on top of the cupcake.
    4. Cover the frosted cupcake with one layer of cut marshmallows.
    5. Using the frosting as glue, dip each piece of popcorn into the frosting and add to the already placed "popcorn".
    6. Continue to build your "tub of popcorn".
    7. Once this is done, using the yellow food coloring.. poured in small bowl...dip your brush in the bowl and begin to color numerous colonels of corn until they look like movie theater popcorn.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 647 Total Fat: 30g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 110mg Sodium: 223mg Carbohydrates: 93g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 77g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 5g
This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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7 comments

Cindy Eikenberg January 25, 2016 - 7:32 pm

Hi Katie – these cupcakes are great! I love popcorn, so they totally caught my eye at Domestically Speaking. Pinning and hope you have a wonderful week!

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Leigh January 26, 2016 - 11:00 am

Katie, loves these cupcakes! Soo cute! Found them at TwoCupTuesday.

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Cindy July 14, 2016 - 10:05 am

Well now these popcorn cupcakes are the cutest ever! My grands would love this! Visiting from TOHOT. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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Jennifer Dawn July 16, 2016 - 8:02 am

What a creative idea! I’d for you to share this at our weekly link party. http://www.thelifeofjenniferdawn.com/2016/07/diy-painted-projects-for-home-and.html Hope to see you there!

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Laura July 16, 2016 - 10:27 am

What a clever, creative dessert for the entire family!
Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home.
We are so glad you are here.

I look forward to seeing you next week.
Laura
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http://www.whitespraypaintblog.com

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sahana July 17, 2016 - 4:15 pm

Such a fun idea. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again this week.

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Susan Carraretto July 17, 2016 - 9:33 pm

Those popcorn cupcakes are so cute! I love fun cupcakes… not sure if I’m talented enough to make them though.

I pinned it at https://www.pinterest.com/5minutesformom/delicious-dishes-recipe-party-collection/

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