Popcorn Cake

March 30, 2018

Also known as “Frances Rohrer Field Day Treat.”



4 quarts popped popcorn (unpopped kernels removed)

1 pound bag regular mini marshmallows 

1/3 stick butter

1/2 tsp flavored gelatin to color and flavor (optional)

3/4 cup gum drops (I used colored mini marshmallows instead)

1/2 pound salted peanuts, optional 


Method: Slowly melt butter and marshmallows together, add gelatin if using. Stir over popped corn. Add gumdrops (or colored mini marshmallows) and peanuts. Stir well. Gently press into a greased tube pan. Cool. Remove from pan and cut with serrated knife. 


Oh the fun I’ve had with this cookbook. 

Today, Good Friday, I’m hosting two very dear friends for lunch. We’re meeting at a park so the younger children can play. I’m making bean chili and homemade rolls, and serving with chips, fresh veggies and fruits, this popcorn cake, and green tea. I plan to make second cake like this for our family Easter gathering Sunday. 


The Frances for whom this cake is nicknamed, was a dear soul and a special person in my life, as are many of the recipe contributors in this cookbook. 


Let me know if you make this fun, easy, kid-friendly cake (and adult-friendly, too!) I’d love for you to post your cake pictures in the comments. 



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