Halloween Candy Cake

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: 10 min
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 batch 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • 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

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  • 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.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 286
  • Sugar: 29.5 g
  • Sodium: 3.5 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.5 mg

Keywords: buttercream frosting recipe, simple buttercream frosting, halloween cake recipe, halloween dessert recipe, halloween dessert ideas, candy cake recipe, halloween candy cake recipe

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22 comments on “Halloween Candy Cake”

    1. 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.

  1. 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 😉

  2. Emily @ Life on Food

    This cake is adorable. My husband might have a problem we me raiding the candy drawer but I think once he sees the cake he will get over it.

  3. Jessica @ Sweet Menu

    Oh boy! A candy cake! This looks incredible and what an excuse to eat both candy and cake. I just want to dig right in.

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