Candy Corn Poke Cake

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.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Cool Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins


  • 3 eggs

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ⅓ cup buttermilk

  • Yellow food coloring

  • ¾ cup candy corn

  • ¾ cup water

  • 2 cup heavy cream

  • ½ cup powdered sugar

  • ½ cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

  • ½ cup candy corn


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    Candy Corn Poke Cake
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

430 Calories
20g Fat
59g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 290mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 72.9mg 6%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 38.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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