Candy Dump Cake (Easy & Delicious!)

I know it’s post-Halloween and pre-holiday season, but before we attempt to start our fall diets, here’s a last-mintue (and totally worth it) treat to try! I never know what to do with my leftover Halloween candy; although I can undoubtedly finish it in less than a day, this year I decided to use the candy to make a FAN-TASIC confectionary creation! I had promised my friends that I would bring a candy cake to school the day after Halloween, so my baking time on Halloween night was very tight. Thus, I have two versions of this recipe: 1) A perfectly sweet homemade cake OR 2) A super easy cake that only requires 5 minutes to prepare (look below)! The light vanilla cake tastes fantastic just on its own, so you can only imagine how amazing it tastes when infused with Snickers, Kit-Kats and Butterfingers galore! The candy becomes a luscious caramel filling that coats the cake with an indulgent layer of sweetness and later solidifies to form a yummy, gooey, candy crumble! Feel like a little kid with this out-of-this-world candy cake…It’s love at first sight! Enjoy!!!

Recipe: Leftover Halloween Candy Bundt

**NOTE: Make sure to take out the cake out of the immediately after baking so that the melted carmel/candy does not stick to the pan!! For a super EASY version, just use a yellow cake mix and add in your candy before baking.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Holiday quotation: “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.” –Shakespeare
For me, Halloween is not complete without decorative desserts like cute spider web cookies and oreo mud pie! Although definitely not a baker, my mom would always make rice crispy treats, wrapped in orange cellophane and packaged in a giant witch’s cauldron, to donate to my elementary school’s “Halloween Haunt” bake sale. I loved the treats so much, that half of them would “vanish” even before they arrived at school! I’ve recently discovered (or re-discovered!) how much I love the presentation/decoration side of baking, so enjoy the chills and thrills of this year’s Halloween with these amazing candy corn cupcakes! Of course, the cupcake is light, moist, and delicious, and the frosting is too sweet to resist! I loved experimenting with the design; if you look closely at the pictures, you can see the 4 different cupcake liners I used in the process! Have fun with sprinkles, candy corn, M&M‘s and colored frosting in your design undertaking! I “witch” all of you a Happy Halloween! Enjoy!!

Recipe: Candy Corn Cupcakes