Cotton Candy Cake

Bring your carnival dreams to life with this beautiful cotton candy cake!



  • 645g all-purpose flour
  • 400g caster (superfine) sugar
  • 4.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 185g unsalted butter, softened
  • 560ml of milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 185ml vegetable oil
  • 50g pink cotton candy + extra 50g to decorate
  • 50g blue cotton candy + extra 50g to decorate


  • 2 batches American buttercream frosting (recipe:
  • 50g pink cotton candy + 2 drops pink food gel
  • 50g blue cotton candy + 2 drops blue food gel


  1. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 140C (280F) or 180C (320F) for a conventional oven. Spray two 7” cake tins (at least 2 inches high) with oil spray and line the bottom with baking paper.
  2. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl and mix together using a hand mixer to combine.

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