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Candy Corn Cake

Layers of yellow, orange and white cake make this Candy Corn Cake the perfect Halloween treat!

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No no no… this cake doesn’t actually taste like candy corn.  If it did… I probably wouldn’t eat it.  What this Cake is though… is super duper cute and super simple to make!

Since I was more excited about how this cake would look than the ingredients I used to make it… I decided to use white boxed cake mix and canned frosting.  I know.   It’s unheard of for me to do this.  But to be honest, I really wasn’t in the mood to do dishes or cream butter and all that jazz.  I wanted a three layer cake that looked like candy corn!  Yes!  Sometimes… we take shortcuts.  Yes!  Sometimes… we give ourselves a break and use box cake mix!  And you know what… this cake didn’t taste bad either!

I served this cake to my family and my neighbors tonight after Trick or Treating.  Not that we needed any more sugar after the amount of candy we all consumed today… but I thought this would be a fun way to end the evening! Yum!

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I hope you all had a fantastic, fun and safe Halloween!


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Candy Corn Cake

Candy Corn Cake


  • 1 box of White cake mix + the ingredients needed to prepare it
  • 3 tubs prepared vanilla frosting
  • Wilton Lemon Yellow food coloring gel
  • Wilton Orange food coloring gel
  • 3 8in cake pans - greased and floured
  • Candy Corn candy - for garnish



  1. Preheat oven to temperature on the cake box. Grease and flour cake pans.
  2. Prepare the cake as directed on the box.
  3. Separate batter evenly into three bowls. Set one aside to remain white.
  4. Color the remaining two bowls of batter. One yellow and one orange.
  5. Pour batters into prepared cake pans and spread evenly and level.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.


  1. Color about 1 cup of vanilla frosting with orange food coloring gel. Color another 1 cup with yellow food coloring gel.
  2. Place the yellow cake layer on your cake stand and frost just the top with yellow frosting.
  3. Place the orange layer on top and frost with orange frosting.
  4. Finally, place the white layer on top of the orange layer.
  5. Cover the entire cake with a crumb coating of white frosting. Place cake in the freezer for 15 minutes or until firm.
  6. Use remaining white frosting to cover the cake completely with an even layer.
  7. Use candy corn candy to rim the top of the cake as a garnish.

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