Recipe Box, “Corn on the Cob” Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cake

Oh how I wish this was my idea~ this incredibly brilliant creative idea~ but sadly no    :'(


I first saw this idea on oh so smart and talented Mary’s HomeisWheretheBoatis and thought it was the cutest thing ever


It has been on my wanttodolist for a looooooong time


I actually planned to make her cupcakes for one of the Family Reunion parties but ran out of time


I did buy the candy and had a new cake recipe idea so I decided to make this “corn on the cob” for our July 4th weekend


I started with a decadent chocolate-butterscotch chip batter


and baked it in a 9″ x 13″ dish


I thought I could just cut it in half and then put the two halves together and trim it into a corn cob shape


Hahahahahaha, anyway…


Surely frosting will help 🙂


a nice thick buttercream


Put the cake on a piece of parchment to keep the surrounding surface clean, you can always trim it away later


I used a long narrow board for serving


I wasn’t too worried about the crumbs in the icing because they would get covered up


I started with a line of corn across the middle and worked from there


randomly alternating the “buttered popcorn” and “lemon” flavored Jelly Bellies


Slice taffy in half and flatten with your fingers to form “butter pats”


DD kept saying, “those butter pats [taffy] are really freaking me out…”


I thought my SIL was going to pass out when he saw this cake~he is all about anything sweet~so cake topped with icing and candy pretty much rendered him speechless


I used fresh corn shucks for presentation


You can keep the shucks fresh in a plastic produce bag in the refrigerator and then use them to garnish the cake right before serving, as they will dry out quickly


This cake will definitely be the talk of any summer gathering!

Corn on the Cob Cake, Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cake

Cake disguised as corn!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
decorating time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10



  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 regular size instant chocolate pudding
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 6 oz chocolate chips
  • 6 oz butterscotch chips

Buttercream Icing

  • 1 regular box confectioner’s sugar or about 4 cups
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 3-4 T milk or cream
  • 2 T vanilla extract


  • yellow jelly beans
  • buttered popcorn jelly bellies
  • yellow salt water taffy smashed and cut into pieces to look like butter pats
  • fresh corn shucks



  • Combine cake mix with eggs, butter, sour cream, pudding and cream.  Mix to a smooth batter.  Gently fold in chips and turn into a greased 9 x 13″ baking dish*.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until done, testing at 25 minutes.  Let cake cool completely.
  • *line baking dish with a piece of parchment paper for easy cake removal if desired
  • Cut cake in half, making 2 rectangles and place them end to end.  Trim ends to form corn cob shape

Buttercream Icing

  • Combine ingredients and mix well until frosting has formed, adding more liquid if necessary.
  • Frost with Buttercream Icing and use yellow and white candies to form corn rows.  Add taffy butter pats if desired.  Garnish with fresh corn shucks
Keyword cake decorated like corn, chocolate butterscotch cake, corn on the cob cake, summer dessert

Thank you so much Mary for sharing this delightful idea!  Be sure to pop over to HomeisWheretheBoatis to see Mary’s corn on the cob cupcakes here


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21 Responses to “Recipe Box, “Corn on the Cob” Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cake”
  1. Cute cake, Jenna!

  2. Mary says:

    Jenna, Your corn on the cob takes the cake! Love your presentation with the husks! I’m not much of a jelly bean fan EXCEPT for the buttered popcorn flavor, they are addictive! Thanks for the fun and shout out {blush}… Hope your 4th was delicious! 🙂

  3. Goodness that’s amazing- how creative! You designed it so well and the little corn husks next to it make you take a double take as to whether it’s a real ear of corn or not! I have a sweet tooth and this looks too good!

  4. fairhopesupplyco says:

    This is hilarious and looks delicious! Not a bit “corny” at all!!!!!

  5. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Very fun! And be still my heart… BULK Jelly Belly’s!!!
    PS-If you get a minute, would you shoot me an e-mail and let me know what you think about using acrylic craft paints on my ceramic hibachi? Thanks:@)

  6. Suzan says:

    Seriously this is the most amazing cake I’ve ever seen – I had to keep scrolling back ( really thought it was corn lol ) pinning !!!
    Visiting from A Stroll Thru Life

  7. Wow!! This really looks like an ear of corn. Creative!

  8. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    This is totally amazing. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me.

  9. Nici says:

    Truly genius! Love how you made this cake. I need to remember it for my hubby. He is a corn fanatic. Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!

  10. What fun!! Just pinned and will be sharing on FB over the weekend!!

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays

  11. Kelly says:

    WHAT!?! I totally thought this was an actual corn on the cob from the first picture! AHHHMAZING! I will be looking for an excuse to make this one soon!

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