There is a new way to enjoy popcorn chicken and it includes a savoury cupcake, mashed potato and some gravy.

In one of his latest videos, popular Australian based cook, Morgan Hipworth introduced a new way to enjoy popcorn chicken or sprinkle pops as we call them in South Africa.

The 20-year-old professional cook who owns his own bakehouse starts the video by making the savoury cupcakes which are made from yellow cornmeal, salt, castor sugar, baking powder, cream corn, eggs and milk.

He then mixes the batter and spoons it onto a muffin tray before popping it into the oven.


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Moments later he removes the cupcakes from the oven when they are golden brown and starts assembling his masterpiece.

For this recipe, he collaborated with the fast food giant KFC, so he used their popcorn chicken and mash and gravy to go with his savoury muffins.

After assembling the cute snack he takes a bite saying, “Boom, you have a new way to enjoy KFC.”

The video has already been viewed over 33,000 times on Instagram after only a day since he released it and over 26,000 views on TikTok.


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Here is what you will need to make this snack at home:

The recipe makes around 12 cupcakes.


1 large KFC Popcorn Chicken​/Sprinkle pops

1 large KFC Potato & Gravy​

3/4 cup yellow cornmeal​

1 1/2 cups plain flour​

1 tablespoon baking powder​

2 tablespoons caster sugar​

1 teaspoon salt​

1 cup canned creamed corn​

125 grams melted butter​

2 eggs​

3/4 cup milk


1. Preheat the oven to 180℃ ​

2. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients and make a well in the centre. Add the remaining ingredients and just keep mixing until combined.​

3. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners and divide batter evenly between them. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.​

4. Separate the gravy from the Potato & Gravy by pouring it into a bowl. (Remember to save some for the garnish!) Spoon the remaining potato into another bowl and stir to combine with any remaining gravy.​

5. Transfer the potato to a piping bag fitted with a round nozzle.

Protip: You can get disposable ones for cheap at the supermarket.​

6. Pipe the potato on the top to resemble frosting on a cupcake. ​

7. Top with 4-5 pieces of Popcorn Chicken and then drizzle on KFC gravy. ​

Some of Hipworth’s followers shared their thoughts regarding the recipe with one writing, “It looks so wrong but also looks so right…”

Another user wrote, “How did you come up with this one? Trying something new.” To which he responded, “A lot of brainstorming.”

Hipworth rose to fame when his recipe videos went viral on social media.

*The above recipe was adapted from Morgan Hipworth’s social media.