Let’s Bake! Candy Corn Cake

Let's Bake!

One to save for next Halloween (if you can wait that long!) but when we spotted this over at iambaker.net, we just had to share it with you now in our latest Let’s Bake episode!

Inspired by Brach’s Indian Corn (which we had in a couple of years ago and it went down a storm!), this cake mirrors the three layers of candy corn, but in the case of Indian Corn, that bottom layer is all chocolate! It’s not at all difficult to make either. Here’s how you do it.

Halloween Candy Corn Cake

Candy Corn Cake



  1. 2012_09_23_999_11.candy-corn-cakeBake the chocolate cake in an 8 inch round cake tin. You’ll only be using one cake so you can use, eat or freeze the other one!
  2. Prepare your white cake mix as instructed on the box.
  3. Divide in to two and colour one cake mix with orange food colouring and, for flavour, a little bit of orange extract.
  4. Bake the white and orange white cake mix in separate 8 inch cake tins.
  5. For the frosting, take one container of the white frosting and and add orange food colouring (and extract) to get the right colour.
  6. To assemble cake:
  7. Place the chocolate cake on a cake stand and add a thin layer of chocolate frosting to the top.
  8. Place the orange cake layer on top and cover in thin layer of the orange frosting.
  9. Place the white cake layer on top and proceed to coat the cake with the remaining frosting, building up the layers from chocolate at the bottom to white at the top (see picture above).
  10. Optional: Decorate the cake with Indian Corn or Candy Corn

Spend a bit of time getting that frosting right and you’ll have the ultimate cake as the centrepiece of your table at your next Halloween party (or, really, whenever you like!).


Image & Recipe Credit: iambaker.net