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Do you love cake and candy, but can't decide which one you like more? Then what you need is a cake made with your favorite candies! Yup, an entire cake for the special occasion. With these easy recipes for candy cakes, you can make any birthday cake into the best one ever!
Sometimes you’re just too good for the “normal” birthday cake. You want something fun, colorful, and out of the traditional box. We think candy cake fits the bill!
Candy cakes are exactly what they sound like. They are a delicious cake made from all of your favorite candies! What could be better than a yummy cake? A yummy and delicious one made from your favorite candies, that's what! Plus, candy cakes are so much more fun than a big bowl of chocolate. They are creative, deceptively easy to make, and oh the wow factor when you present them to your friends!
Building your own may seem like a daunting task. But, we’ve got you covered! All the effort to make the candy cake is going to add up to one wonderfully awesome reward. Whether you love KitKat, Snickers, Skittles, Hershey, or just a simple lollipop, there is something for you here!
Butterfinger Poke Cake is a chocolate cake topped with caramel and sweetened condensed milk that makes it moist and dreamy. Add some Butterfinger candies and whipped cream, and you’ll be in candy heaven. You can never go wrong with this cake — it’s always a crowd-pleaser!
You’ll love to sink your teeth into this moist Chocolate Piñata Cake! Filled with favorites like cookies, M&Ms and Reese’s, it’s a party on a plate! What's more? You can customize it and use other sweets (sprinkles, marshmallows, KitKat bars) for a great party centerpiece!
3. Reeces Cake
A dessert recipe that every chocolate peanut butter lover should have! This decadent dessert is a no-bake cheesecake filled with chocolate and peanut butter. The chocolate cake layers are moist and fudgy, and there is a thick layer of milk chocolate ganache on top! Perfect for a birthday cake!
What’s better than a Snickers candy bar? A Snickers candy cake! This poke cake is sure to please all of your chocolate, caramel, and Snickers cravings! It is simple to make, with only five ingredients, but it's so rich and decadent that people will think you baked it all day.
Got a rainbow-themed party? This rainbow layer cake is the best for you! It has four sweet layers of bright cake topped with creamy vanilla icing and coated with Skittles candy. It'll catch your eye and taste buds, too. It's also not as hard to make as you might think!
6. Kit Kat Cake
You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to pull off this Kit Kat cake. Just frost a layer cake as you normally would, then stick Kit Kat’s all around the outside of the cake. Pour M&M’s on top, and that’s it! It's a festive dessert to serve on the next special occasion.
This adorable cotton candy cake will surely delight any birthday boy or girl. The three-layer confection is made with scrumptious buttercream icing, and coated with fluffy cotton candy. It's sure to be the star of any party with its bright colors and cotton candy flavor!
This spook-tacular Halloween cookie cake is soft and chewy, and it couldn’t be easier to make. Just mix together some flour, sugars, butter, salt, and eggs (for the most basic cookie dough), and then add in lots of Halloween candy like M&Ms, mini Snickers, mini KitKats, and more!
This Milky Way candy cake is a delicious combination of chocolatey candy bars and buttery cake. The secret? Melted Milky Way candy bars with nougat, caramel, and milk chocolate come together to create a whole new taste sensation. Afterwards, the moist cake is further coated in rich white chocolate!
10. Jelly Bean Cake
Candy cakes are lovely for Easter or spring desserts, especially this Jelly Bean cake that you’ll want for something colorful and tasty. The cake is striped with lots and lots of bright-colored jelly beans, then covered in drip icing. So easy, you can make this cake even if you are not a baker!
11. Whopper Cake
Here's Whopper Cake, a sweet confection made with malted milk balls that you can bake for any special occasion. You don't see malted milk in many recipes, but it gives off a unique boost of flavor. It’s taste is often described as similar to grain cereal, but nutty and hearty.
Make a no-bake candy cake for your next celebration, such as a birthday or carnival party. This sweet "cake" is easy to make, and it only takes about 20 minutes! Because it’s technically not a cake, it can also serve as a candy buffet where kids can grab their favorite treats.
This Candy Corn Poke Cake has got everything: deliciousness, recipe simplicity, and fire (of colors). It's also easy to make! The thing is, it's just a regular poke cake with a fun candy corn twist! The candy corn adds a marshmallow, vanilla, and buttery caramel-like flavor to the poke cake.
Candy cakes like this are rich, moist, and fudgy — perfect for when you crave chocolate. It’s also customizable, so use whatever candy you have in your pantry or even fruit flavors! Fill this cake to the brim with lots of candy and make any kid squeal with delight.
When you've got a serious craving for something sweet and sour, this Sour Patch Kids Cake will hit the spot. The lemon cake is moist and fluffy, the lemon frosting is tangy, and there's a whole lot of Sour Patch Kids candy on top. A yummy cake for every special occasion!
This cake is soft and sweet, with pastel colors that glisten in the light. The frosting is Swiss meringue buttercream, the only kind that would do for such a lovely creation. Finish it off with a decoration of candies and marshmallows. Delicious!
17. Lollipop Cake
Transform an ordinary store-bought cake into a colorful creation. Insert colorful lollipops around the cake's edge for a rainbow effect! You can also add extra twists (like a polka-dotted rim) by pressing lollipops down into the frosting. Or, add pastel lollipops for a look that's both sweet and simple.
18. Sixlets Cake
Sixlets are a mixture of chocolate and carob wrapped in a candy shell. Stacked high on top of a cake, Sixlets provide a mesmerizing candy and sprinkle coverage! Customize it for special occasion through color combinations like orange and black for Halloween or silver, blue, and lavender for birthdays.
19. Hershey Bar Cake
This Hershey Bar Cake is sure to please chocolate lovers for birthdays, anniversaries, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any other occasion! It combines German chocolate cake, cream cheese frosting, and a layer of chocolate ganache. Sprinkle the top with chunks of your favorite Hershey bar for an incredibly indulgent dessert.
Get ready to party with this easy-to-prepare chocolate candy cake recipe. It's made with simple ingredients, takes minutes to mix up, and bakes in less than an hour. The moist cake is filled with fluffy icing and topped with red and green Twizzlers and candies for a festive centerpiece.
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- 1 store bought cake
- 1 cup M&M's candy
- 1 cup Hershey Kisses unwrapped
- Unbox cake and place on cake stand.
- Place Hershey Kisses around the top of the frosted, store bought cake. Arrange M&M candies over the top of the cake to cover.