Halloween Candy Cake

SIMPLE Halloween Candy Cake...SImply frost a cake with orange frosting, draw on a Jack O Lantern face and top with candy!!

This Halloween Candy Cake might be the easiest, cutest cake you’ll make all season!

I am all about cute food…Especially when all it really involves is a cake and dumping a bunch of candy on top.

I know…

But cute food that can be made fairly quickly is a win, don’t you think?

The steps are simple…you can use a boxed cake mix, if you’d like…and you can get rid of any extra candy you might have laying around.

All you have to do is bake a cake and frosted it with yummy orange frosting. Like I said, use a boxed mix if you wish (I used this Confetti Cake Recipe that I love), but DO NOT use canned frosting. Friends…if I can call you friends…please oh please ditch the can o’ frosting. Homemade buttercream is FANTASTICALLY easy and infinity times more delicious.

I teamed up with my friends over at Challenge Butter and created a super simple buttercream frosting that will make your cake a huge success. Pinky swear. Plus Challenge Butter is completely natural..nothing synthetic and hormone free, so it’s a win-win.


You’ll need some orange food coloring so it looks pumpkiny. And don’t worry so much about making your frosting look perfect…you’re going to be dumping a whole loot of candy up on there.


I mean, everyone has extra candy…right?


Simply arrange the candy on top and around the edges so it looks cute.

Oh and color a bit of your frosting black and using a piping bag (or a ziptop bag with the corner cut off) and pipe on a simple jack o lantern face.

Easy Jack O lantern Candy Cake!

How cute is that? So easy and fun.

Super Simple Jack O Lantern Candy Cake for Halloween. SO easy!



Simple Buttercream

  • Author: Cookies & Cups


  • 1 cup Challenge Butter, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 12 Tbsp heavy cream


  1. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat on medium until combined.
  2. Add in heavy cream one tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.


* I am a Challenge Butter Ambassador this year and have loved using their butter in my recipes. As always, all opinions expressed are my own.

24 Responses

    1. Shelly

      You can find it at the supermarket.. from my understanding it’s not available on the East Coast and in some Southern States yet 🙁 But you could certainly use any butter you like.

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