I’ve wanted to use Stevia in cooking more for a while, after my successful sorbet recipe, so I’ve begun by mixing sugar and Truvia half and half for this recipe. I’ve cut out an egg to counter for the reduced amount of sugar and it worked just perfectly. The cakes had a slightly caramelly taste which I put down to the Truvia and matched the Toffee Popcorn very well.
I had the popcorn as Garrett Popcorn from Chicago are opening a new shop in the UK after summer and they sent us a preview of their popcorn to try and send them feedback. We loved the toffee, but the cheese wasn’t popular here at all. If the can had been all toffee popcorn I’d have had very happy boys indeed. I wanted to try something different from just eating it, so we had a taste and then used the rest in our cooking.
With hindsight, I’d break down some toffee popcorn in future to put through the cake mix and use one to top the cakes, but it was our first foray into cooking popcorn into something else and we’re really pleased with how it turned out. Garrett didn’t ask for a write up on my blog, but just asked for some feedback. The toffee popcorn was just too good to eat in one sitting as my boys would have finished it quick smart.
I’d also been sent the Typhoon Vintage Scales from Red Candy and have been itching to use them as my old set broke down. They remind me very much of the scales my grandmother used to have in her shop. I used to work there when I was 12 and they were on the sweetie counter, which I absolutely loved having to serve from. Red Candy has some amazing red pieces for kitchens, and they really brighten up a room. They’re worth a look.
Onto the recipe.
- 12oz Butter
- 12oz Plain Flour
- 3.5 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 6oz Sugar
- 2oz Truvia (Stevia)
- 5 Medium Eggs
- 72 Garrett Toffee Popcorn
- Put oven on at 180 degrees to heat up.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add eggs and beat until creamy,
- Add flour and baking powder, and fold it in until the mixture is light and airy.
- Pop the cake mix into cake cases, put pieces of popcorn into the top and bake for 15 - 25 minutes depending on your oven.