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Split Level Candy Cake


Split Level Candy Cake

What’s better than a birthday cake? A birthday cake with frosting and candy inside of course! This split level cake has been a dream of mine for some time. I’m thrilled we finally figured out how to make it work. The double layer cake with a party inside is a super fun way to present treats at the next celebration. It brings a dose of majorly festive party bang with very little decorating skills needed – one of those cake options I will be running to again and again this year.

Split Level Candy Cake

Split Level Candy Cake

Split Level Candy Cake

Split Level Candy Cake

To make the split level candy cake you will need:

  • Your favorite cake recipe (here’s mine!)
  • Frosting
  • Handfuls of fun candy
  • Skewers


Split Level Candy Cake

1. Start by baking the cake per package direction in two 8 inch round baking pans. Cool completely before moving to the next step.

2. Place one layer on the bottom of your cake stand and use a small amount of frosting to adhere the candy to the layer. Then start building up with frosting and candy using the frosting as a sort of glue as you build the cake center. Save your favorite pieces of candy (the lips!) to put on last.

3. Once you have a good candy base built generously cover the bottom of the second layer with frosting and place on top of the candy. Push down to one side and use a couple wooden skewers to hold it into place.

4. Finish by adding your favorite candies around the edges and covering the top of the cake with a bit of frosting and sweet candies too.

Split Level Candy Cake

This party in the middle split level cake will be a show stopper at all the events this coming year. I can already imagine making it work for back-to-school fun, for halloween with spiders and cobwebs, for Christmas with peppermints! I don’t think I’ve seen a candy cake (besides our piñata cake) that I’ve ever loved more.

PS. Grab all the birthday cake tips you need in our free – Ultimate Guide to Baking Birthday Cakes.

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).

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