Candy Corn Poke Cake

Candy Corn Poke Cake
Looking for a last minute Halloween dessert? I’ve got you covered with this easy recipe! It comes from a box mix but tastes so much better!

Candy Corn Poke Cake

I bet you’ve got all of the ingredients in your pantry already too! This is also a great way to use up extra Halloween candy!

Trivia Morsel: Candy Corn was originally called Chicken Feed because of it’s resemblance to corn. It was enjoyed by farming families because it was something they could identify with.

Candy Corn Poke Cake

Candy Corn Poke Cake

Rating: 51

Candy Corn Poke Cake


  • 1 Box of White Cake Mix (Plus the Ingredients Called For on the Box)
  • 14 Oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Whipped Topping (I used Cool Whip)
  • Candy Corn
  • Food Coloring


  1. Prepare cake batter as directed on the box. Divide batter in to 3 separate bowls.
  2. Dye one yellow, one orange. (Leave the final one white).
  3. Spray a 13x9 pan with non stick spray. Evenly spread the yellow layer in the bottom of the pan. Freeze for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Pour orange batter over the yellow batter. Gently spread until it is somewhat even. Freeze for 20-30 more minutes.
  5. Preheat oven. Gently spread white cake batter over top of the yellow batter. Allow cake to come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Bake according to the box directions. Immediately after it's done baking poke holes in the cake with the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. Spread with thawed whipped topping and garnish with a generous amount of candy corn.

Adapted via: Wine & Glue

You may also enjoy:

Candy Corn Fudge

Candy Corn Cookies

Candy Corn Milkshake

Other perfect poke cakes from blogs I love:
Banana Split Poke Cake via Shugary Sweets
Pumpkin Nutella Poke Cake via Something Swanky
Chocolate Mint Poke Cake via Crazy For Crust
Cannoli Poke Cake via Life Love and Sugar
Banana Pudding Poke Cake via Or Whatever You Do


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  1. I have never made a poke cake but this is so cute! Happy Halloween!
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  2. Thanks for including me in your roundup! I love your candy corn poke cake. So cute and festive! Your recipe isn’t showing up though, just the plugin shortcode. 🙂
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  3. Krystle, I had *no* idea Candy Corn was called Chicken Feed! That’s fascinating. I grew up on a ranch, and I’ve never heard of that, but I love trivia like this! I love the colors of this Poke Cake ~ it looks just like Candy Corn. What a great Halloween treat!
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  4. How delicious is this candy corn cake! Candy corn just happens to be one of my favourite candies.. so I can imagine how good this must have tasted. Wish I had a slice to devour right now!
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