So that means it’s time to bust out all the Halloween decorations, buy new costumes and indulge in all the sweets!
Especially this Candy Corn Layer Cake!!
How stinking adorable is this cake!?
Guess what, it’s totally easy to make too! You’ll have your friends and family totally shocked when they cut into this cake and see the perfect layers of yellow, orange and white.
The frosting on top of the cake is a vanilla buttercream that I just colored yellow and orange as well. It’s fun and festive and tastes amazing!
I took the same idea from my American Flag Cake and made it work for this candy corn inspired dessert.
- 2 x 8 inch cake pans
- 1 x 2.5 inch round cookie cutter
- 1 x 5 inch round cookie cutter
- parchment paper
- Golden Yellow icing color
- Orange icing color
- optional but highly recommended: bake even strips
- 1M frosting tip with icing bags
Once you have all your tools, you’ll want to mix up a white cake mix (with egg whites) and divide out the batter into three separate bowls.
One bowl with 1/2 cup batter, one with 2 cups and the final one with 3 cups. The 2 cup bowl will be for orange, and the 3 cups will be for yellow.
You’ll want to line the bottom of each cake pan with a sheet of parchment paper. It’s just easier to get the cake out, so do it!
Now just eyeball the center of the pan and place the small cookie cutter in followed by the larger one around it. Fill the center with 1/2 of the white batter, the next circle with 1/2 of the orange batter and the final ring with 1/2 of the yellow batter.
Carefully lift the cookie cutter straight up to remove from the cake pan.
The layers stay put, and bake evenly!
Now just rinse off the cookie cutters and repeat for the second layer of the cake.
I popped these layers into my new GE Profile Double Wall Oven. You guys… I’m in love with this beast!
The top oven is convection and has three racks, so I can have multiple items cooking at once. It also has a built in meat thermometer, so this Thanksgiving I won’t have to keep opening the oven to check the bird’s temperature!
BUT… if I don’t want to cook convection on the top, I can also use it like a regular oven. The bottom is a regular oven as well. They’re both very large on the inside and with the easy glide racks, I can get things in and out without a struggle.
I love how easy this oven is to use too. I seriously didn’t even read the instruction manual to have to figure out how to work it.
You simply select which oven you want to use, the method of cooking, and then the temperature! You can even have a delayed start time, or program it to cook for so long and then turn off all on it’s own.
I love it!
photo via GE Appliances
Look at all the food that can fit in there!! I am extremely excited for Thanksgiving this year. Bring it!
Once your cakes come out of the oven let them cool for about 10 minutes in the cake pans before removing them to cool completely on a wire rack.
While they’re cooling you can whip up the buttercream frosting!
To get the circles of frosting just right on the top, I used the same cookie cutters I used for the batter to press slightly into the top of the cake to make a template of where I was to put the different colors.
I started from the center and went out. I used the 1M tip from Wilton to decorate the top. I’m not the best at decorating cakes, but a little practice on a sheet of parchment paper can help before you start on the cake.
Each cut slice of cake looks like it’s very own candy corn!
Seriously… how cute is that?!
disclaimer: GE Appliances generously provided me with my double wall oven. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. This post also contains Amazon affiliate links. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make I Wash You Dry possible!