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Candy Corn Cake

If you are looking for something new and fun to make for Halloween, give this triple layer candy corn cake a try. You can make it either from scratch or from a mix. The orange, yellow, and white layers really make it look like candy corn!


You can make this recipe with a store bought mix, but if you want to make it from scratch, here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

2 1/4 c. flour
1 2/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. shortening
1 1/4 c. milk
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 egg whites
Yellow and orange food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three round cake pans.

candy corn cake

Beat together flour, sugar, shortening, milk, baking powder, salt, and vanilla on low speed until combined. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.

Add egg whites and beat for another 2 minutes.

If you are using a mix, then prepare the mix according to the directions on the package instead. Make sure you get a white cake mix and not a yellow mix.

Next divide the cake batter equally into three bowls. Leave the batter in one bowl white, color the batter in one bowl orange, and color the batter in the third bowl yellow. Start with just a few drops and keep adding food coloring until it is the desired color.

Pour each of the bowls into a prepared cake pan and bake for about 25 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.

Let cakes cool in pan for 5 minutes, then carefully remove the cakes from the pans and let cool on wire racks until completely cool.

When cake is cool, prepare frosting.

Frosting:

1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1/2 c. shortening
2 tsp. vanilla extract
8 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. milk

Beat butter and shortening together until well mixed. Beat in vanilla extract and powdered sugar. Slowly add milk until desired consistency.

After the cakes have cooled, assemble the cake, frosting between the layers and then frosting the outside of the cake. Add sprinkles or candy corns to the top, if desired.

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