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.

Recipe by Southern Living October 2000

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Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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