Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Serves 16

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat first 6 ingredients in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Stir in buttermilk.

Step 2

Stir together one cup hot water and baking soda; stir into batter. Stir in vanilla. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9" round cake pans.

Step 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.

Step 4

Freeze layers 30 minutes. Cut each layer into 8 wedges.

Step 5

To prepare Buttercream Frosting, beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add milk, beating until spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla.

Step 6

Stir in orange food coloring into 1 1/2  cups frosting. Stir in yellow food coloring into 1 1/4 cups frosting. Makes 3 1/2 cups.

Step 7

Pipe Buttercream 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.

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