Wondering what to do with all that Halloween Candy? Have some fun with it and make this candy-filled cake! The cake is marbled with Pixy Stix dust and the frosting is made of crushed Sweet Tarts and Smarties. BRING ON THE SUGAR!!!! The finished cake is sweet and tart and SO much fun!
- 1 boxed white cake mix (plus the eggs, water and oil needed to make it according to package)
- 8 Pixy Stix candies
- 3-4 cups of powdered sugar
- 1 c. margarine
- 1-3 T. heavy whipping cream
- Food coloring gels
- about 1 c. of crushed Sweet Tarts and or Smarties (I think Bottlecaps or even Spree would work in this recipe as well)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray 2 eight or nine inch round pans with cooking spray.
- Place a piece of parchment paper (cut to size) in the bottom of each pan and spray again.
- Make cake mix according to package.
- Pour about 1 c. of cake mix into each pan.
- Sprinkle contents of 4 Pixy Stix over cakes (dividing equally)
***note: blue and purple will show up the best in the baked cake, red and orange are very pale***
- Use a knife to swirl colors together
- Add the rest of the cake mix over the top (dividing equally) and repeat the Pixy Stix sprinkling and swirling.
- Bake cakes at 350 for 30-35 minutes (use your cake mix directions as a guide and check often)
- Cool cakes in pan over a wire rack.
- When cool, tip pan over onto wire rack and remove parchment paper.
- Use a serrated knife to make each layer level.
- Cream together the powdered sugar and margarine in a large bowl.
- Beat on high for about 3 minutes (I used a whisk attachment).
- Add cream and beat for about another minute until a thick spreading consistency.
- Crush candies in a small food chopper or processor.
- Add crushed candies (and all the ensuing sugar dust!) to the frosting and fold it in.
- Add any food coloring you want to make frosting a desired shade. (On its own the mix of candy colors make the frosting a terrible shade of gray). Adjust consistency if needed with powdered sugar.
- Frost the cooled cake and decorate with remaining candies.
My thoughts: I was expecting an overpoweringly sweeeeeeeet cake. Not so– the cake has a wonderful tangy taste and the frosting balances it perfectly with sweet fruity fluff. Your kids are going to FLIP over this recipe– they might even let you take some of their candy to make it! Happy Sugar High to YOU!!! -r