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

Candy Corn Cakes

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!

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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