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!!

Halloween Candy Cake might be the easiest, cutest cake you’ll make all season! Use all of your favorite Halloween candies and chocolates to create a festive and colorful dessert. This ultra sweet cake recipe will be the hit of your Halloween bash!

A Festive Halloween Dessert Recipe

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.

Halloween Candy Cake With Buttercream Frosting

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.

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Tips on Making a Candy Cake:

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.

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I mean, everyone has extra candy…right?

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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!

 

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Buttercream Frosting

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield Yield: 1 batch 1x
  • Category Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine Cuisine: American

Description:

Halloween Candy Cake might be the easiest, cutest cake you’ll make all season! Use all of your favorite Halloween candies and chocolates to create a festive and colorful dessert. This ultra sweet cake recipe will be the hit of your Halloween bash!


Ingredients:

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

Instructions

  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.

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* 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.

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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October 25, 2014 1:46 pm

This cake is my spirit animal.

October 17, 2014 4:00 pm

oh my gawd. . well, you have just won over every single kid in America with this cake . . I love this!!! 🙂

October 12, 2014 6:12 pm

I so agree – homemade frosting can make anything taste amazing! I’ll often do that – a box mix with real frosting – no one knows the difference. And I want to make this cake really bad – oh my gosh so cute!

October 11, 2014 10:47 am

This is so fun!! It looks fabulous and is a great way to use up all the Halloween candy 🙂

October 10, 2014 12:43 pm

HOW adorable is this cake?! I can’t even stand it. So fun! Pinned and shared on FB 🙂

October 10, 2014 9:54 am

This is adorable! What a great way to use up all that Halloween candy…or an excuse to buy more 🙂

October 10, 2014 9:16 am

Sometimes it’s hard to choose between cake and candy, so why not have both!

October 9, 2014 8:26 am

What a fun idea!!! I love the “go big or go home” mentality here.

October 9, 2014 7:44 am

Now that is a CAKE! Love this Shelly!

See you next week, girl! xo

October 8, 2014 11:20 pm

This cake looks magnificent, Shelly. What a spectacular job you did on the decorating. I love it!

Mary Ann Cormican
October 8, 2014 9:41 pm

where do you get Challenge Butter??

October 8, 2014 7:36 pm

Super super cute!! When I saw this on facebook, it made me smile! 🙂

October 8, 2014 2:21 pm

ah this is so adorable!! i wish my daughter was just a little bit older so that i could make it and she would enjoy 😉

October 8, 2014 1:22 pm

OMG so cute. Like those plastic pumpkins that hold the candy. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

Heather
October 8, 2014 10:26 am

Extra candy? Ha! I have six kids- need I say more? But the cake is all kinds of fun!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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