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.
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.
How cute is that? So easy and fun.
- 1 cup Challenge Butter, room temperature
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1–2 Tbsp heavy cream
- In bowl of stand mixer cream butter until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat on medium until combined.
- 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.