Unicorn Cake

Step into a world of wonder with the Easy Unicorn Cake—a magical delight that combines vivid colors and enchanting flavors. Perfect for birthdays, parties, or any occasion that calls for a touch of whimsy, this cake is as fun to make as it is to eat.


  • Cake:
    • Vanilla Cake Mix: 1 package
    • Purple, Blue, and Pink Gel Food Coloring
  • Frosting:
    • Unsalted Butter: 1 cup
    • Powdered Sugar: 6 cups
    • Cream: 1/2 cup
    • Vanilla Extract: 3 tsp
  • Decorations:
    • Sugar Cones: 8-10, covered in rainbow sprinkles (for unicorn horns)
    • Rainbow Sprinkles
    • Pink, Purple, and Blue Cotton Candy


  1. Cake Preparation:
    • Preheat the oven according to the cake mix package instructions. Grease two 9-inch cake tins and line them with parchment paper for easy removal.
    • Prepare the vanilla cake mix as directed on the package. Divide the batter evenly into four bowls.
    • Color three of the bowls with purple, blue, and pink gel food coloring, leaving one bowl uncolored. Stir each until the colors are vibrant.
    • Pour the colored batters into the prepared cake tins, gently swirling them together to create a marbled effect.
    • Bake according to package directions. Once done, allow the cakes to cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Frosting:
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter until smooth and creamy.
    • Gradually add powdered sugar and cream, alternating between them, and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Assembly and Decoration:
    • Level the cooled cakes if necessary, then frost one layer and place the second layer on top. Apply a crumb coat and then a final layer of frosting.
    • Decorate the cake by placing the sprinkle-covered sugar cones strategically to resemble unicorn horns.
    • Generously adorn with cotton candy around the base and the top of the cake, sprinkling some rainbow sprinkles for added sparkle.

Preparation Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


  • Gradually add food coloring to achieve the desired intensity without altering the consistency of the batter.
  • Ensure the cakes are completely cool before frosting to maintain the integrity of the icing.
  • For a stable structure, insert the sugar cones right before serving to keep them from softening in the frosting.

The Easy Unicorn Cake is not just a treat for the eyes but a feast for the taste buds as well. Its whimsical appearance and delightful flavors make it the perfect centerpiece for any festive occasion. Dive into the magical taste of this enchanting unicorn cake and let your culinary creativity shine! 🌈✨

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