Candy Corn Chocolate Cakes

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Create a cake version of the popular Halloween candy by frosting wedges of rich chocolate cake with orange, yellow and white buttercream frosting to resemble pieces of candy corn.   It's a great recipe to make for a Halloween carnival cake walk.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Buttercream Frosting

Preparation

  1. Beat first 6 ingredients in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Stir in buttermilk.
  2. Stir together 1 cup hot water and baking soda; stir into batter. Stir in vanilla. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-inch round cakepans.
  3. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
  4. Freeze layers 30 minutes. Cut each layer into 8 wedges.
  5. Pipe frosting on top and sides of cake wedges to resemble candy corn. Using a medium star tip, pipe white frosting on the small end of each cake, yellow frosting on center, and orange on wide end.

October 2000