Skittles Cake – Perfect For Your Next Big Celebration!

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My husband and I just had our first anniversary (April 2nd)! And while tradition states that you freeze part of your wedding cake to eat a year later, we did it a little bit differently.

image courtesy of Greenbelt Photography

See, I made our wedding display cakes. There was no way I was paying hundreds of dollars for a cake when I could make my own. We had three different kinds of cakes – chocolate with peanut butter filling and Reese’s (because he loves chocolate), cookies and cream (because we both love Oreos) and…

Skittles cake. Otherwise known as the-best-cake-on-the-planet. Because I’m obsessed with Skittles. Because this is now Andrew’s favorite cake in the world.

So, I told my husband I was not saving cake to freeze, because that cake is always gross. Instead, I could just make Skittles cake for our anniversary and we’d have fresh, delicious cake. A much better idea.

Now. You must make this cake. It’s easy; uncomplicated. It’s just a really good white cake covered in white icing and Skittles. But the Skittles make everything taste soooo good.


Skittles Cake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
45 mins

a perfect, soft, fluffy white cake covered in heavenly buttercream frosting and topped with Skittles - simple to make and simple to decorate!

Servings: 24
  • 1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp real vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sweetened, condensed milk
  • 1 3/4 c. cake flour
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 c. half-and-half
Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3-4 c. powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-3 tbsp milk
Skittles, big bag
  1. Sift flours together with baking powder. Set aside.

  2. Cream butter and sugar together very well, until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs one at a time, making sure each egg is completely combined. 

  3. Mix in condensed milk and vanilla. 

  4. Mix in flour and half-and-half in alternating amounts, starting and ending with dry ingredients. So: add 1 c. flour and mix. Then add 1/2 c. half-half and mix. 1 c. flour. 1/2 c h&h. Remaining flour.

  5. Pour into 2 (9 inch) or 3 (8 inch) greased and floured round cake pans. Bake for 22-28 minutes at 350, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Let cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting:
  1. Place butter in mixer. Beat for 2 minutes. 

  2. Add 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1 tbsp milk. Mix until incorporated.

  3. Add powdered sugar 1/2 c. at a time until you reach the consistency desired. If it is too thick, add another tablespoon of milk to thin it out. 

Frosting the Cake:
  1. Place one cake on a flat plate or cardboard piece. Use a cake leveler to level the top of the cake if desired. Frost top liberally. 

  2. Level 2nd cake, then place on top of 1st cake. Place frosting in the middle of the top, and spread to the edges and down the sides. Completely frost the whole cake. 

  3. Decorate with Skittles in whatever pattern you desire. The more Skittles, the better it will be!



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  1. Ilka Elise

    Great recipe. I have to bake a cake tomorrow and wasn’t sure what kind, but I’ll try this one I guess <3
    Thank's for sharing xxx

    1. lschertz

      I hope it works out well for you!

  2. Victoria

    This sounds delicious! I think I might bring this to Easter dinner

    1. lschertz

      I hope you love it as much as we do!

  3. loveyoumoretoo

    How cute!! My husband loves skittles. This would be a fun cake for his birthday. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Life with Larissa

    That’s definitely an interesting! I love cake and I like Skittles. I’m going to have to try this cake! 🙂

    1. lschertz

      The skittles definitely make the cake!!

  5. Jocelyn

    How does the texture work with the fluffy cake?

    1. lschertz

      We think the textures of the cake, frosting and skittles work marvelously together!

  6. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen

    What a cute idea!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Skittles cake. That’s so unique, and I love that you added a heart on the top.

  7. Anna

    This looks delicious , I need to make this on thanksgivings. I think my family will love this idea.

  8. Lauren Sheriff

    This looks so good! Definitely need to try making it!


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