Cotton Candy Cake

There’s nothing more summery than an outdoor fair. The games, the ambiance, and the food are all things that make me (and the little ones!) so happy. One of my total favorite things? Cotton Candy! So I came up with the idea to replicate it at home, but in a cake shape! Enter this Cotton Candy Cake that’s almost too pretty to eat, almost.


This is one of those cakes that packs a wow factor but truth is it’s so easy to make you are going to ask yourself why you didn’t make it before. Seriously the cotton candy cake is just as easy as whipping up a traditional cake. All the magic is in how you spread the frosting but you don’t even need especial tools or a complicated technique, actually, I made it with the back of a spoon!

Cotton Candy Cake

How to make the Cotton Candy Cake frosting

Cotton Candy Cake

The little secret is making 2 frostings, one light pink and one light blue then placing a big dollop of each of them on top of the cake and swirling so the colors get just a bit combined. My best advice is to make the cake 1 day ahead so it’s really cold to frost it. It makes the decorating process easier when you have a cooled down cake.

Cotton Candy Cake

I prefer to keep things simple around here and just get the cotton candy look, but you can also make your cake taste like actual cotton candy. Just add 1 Tsp of cotton candy flavoring to the batter or the frosting and that’s it. You can find it online or in the baking aisle of some supermarkets.

Cotton Candy Cake

The result is this super moist melt in your mouth cotton candy cake that will leave everyone surprised and asking if you made it yourself or bought it, don’t worry I can keep the secret of how easy it was to make.

Cotton Candy Cake

Cotton Candy Cake

Super delicious Cotton Candy Cake and Cotton Candy Frosting
Course Dessert
Author Courtney Pies


  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 ½ Cups sugar
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Pink Frosting
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Drop food coloring red
  • For the Blue Frosting
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Drop food coloring blue


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and using a mixer mix until there are no lumps left in the batter, around 3-4 minutes.
  3. Grease a pan and pour the batter into it.
  4. Take to the oven and bake for 50 minutes or until done.
  5. Meanwhile, make the frosting, for the pink frosting: in a bowl add the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract and continue mixing for 3 minutes or until light and airy. Add the food coloring and mix until everything is pink (around 1 minute). Set aside
  6. For the green frosting, in a separate bowl repeat the same process and set aside.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool down for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the cake from the cake pan and let it cool for 25 minutes.
  9. Decorate half of the cake with one color and the other half with the other one. In the middle carefully spread one color on top of the other.
  10. Serve and enjoy.




  1. Sarah L says:

    That’s a very fun cake. Looks lovely

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