Candy Land Cake
My oldest son turned 13 and requested a candy cake. I have made candy cakes before but for a teenager I knew it had to be extra special! Let’s just say he was quite pleased when he saw it!!
Some fun candies I ordered:
- 2 8-inch layer cakes, frosted and assembled(You can use boxed but I will include the recipe I used below.)
- 8 kit kat bars for the perimeter
- whoppers (attached to Kit Kats with melted chocolate)
- Tons of M & M's
- candies of your choice and skewers
- lollipops on sticks
- One the cake is frosted, stand the kit kats up going all around the perimeter.
- Tie with a ribbon.
- Fill top with loads of M & M's.
- Insert skewers and candies
- 3 cups flour
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 2½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 7 egg whites
- 1½ cups buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line three 8" pans with parchment rounds and grease with Pam.
- In a mixer bowl, place the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix.
- Add the butter in on low until crumbly.
- Add egg whites.
- Add buttermilk in two additions.
- Add oil and vanilla.
- Divide into pans. (Can use baking strips for pans if you have, I did.)
- Bake approx 35 mins.
- Cool 10 mins in pan and run a knife around the edges.
- Freeze in pans 30 mins and then flip cake out of pans.
- At this point you can freeze the layers, wrapped until ready to decorate.
- Frost while frozen!
- Once candies are in, you must store this in the fridge or the candy weight will push the sides down.
Cake recipe adapted from Chelsweets.