Mini Candy-Corn Layer Cake Recipe

Fall's favorite candy gets reinterpreted as a colorful mini cake your Halloween or Thanksgiving guests are sure to love.

Candy Corn Cakes

Photo By: Rennai Hoefer

Rennai Hoefer

Exposed layer cakes are very popular right now and the mini versions are perfect for your little guests. Display mini cakes on a pretty cake stand for perfect presentation!


  • 3 boxes of white cake mix
  • orange and yellow food coloring
  • white fluffy frosting
  • 3" round cookie cutter
  • jelly roll pan


1: Prepare each of the three boxes of cake mix in separate bowls according to package directions.
2: Add food coloring to each of the bowls except for the white bowl, until desired color is achieved.
3: Pour cake batter into jelly roll pans that have been oiled and floured.
4: Bake cakes according to package directions, keeping in mind that the cake is thin and may bake faster than directions indicate.
5: Cool cakes on cooling rack.
6: Use a 3" round cookie cutter to cut circles of cake from each color.
7: Stack layers, piping white frosting between them.
8: Frost the top of cakes as desired and add a few pieces of candy corn.

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