Love Halloween? Love moist cake? If you answered yes to even just one of those questions, you must try this poke cake recipe. A syrup made from candy corn adds the extra moistness you expect from a poke cake recipe.

Sammy Mila
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
30 mins at 350°
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Allow eggs and butter to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and vanilla; beat until well combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition just until combined. Tint batter with yellow food coloring.

  • Spread batter into the prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake completely in pan on wire rack.

  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine 3/4 cup candy corn and water over medium heat. Stir occasionally until candy is completely dissolved.

  • Using chopsticks or the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes through cake about 1 inch apart. Drizzle candy corn syrup over top of cake.

  • In a large bowl beat cream and powdered sugar with a mixer on medium until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream over cooled cake and sprinkle with peanuts and 1/2 cup candy corn.

Nutrition Facts

430 calories; total fat 20g; saturated fat 11g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 85mg; sodium 290mg; potassium 121mg; carbohydrates 59g; fiber 1g; sugar 28g; protein 5g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 679IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 39mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 73mg; iron 1mg.