• Makes 1
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Hard
  • 7 Ingredients


This Skittles cake is a great party cake!

Ingredients (makes 1 Cake)

  • 1/4 cup of each colour Skittles (red, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple)
  • 1/4 cup Water for each colour
  • 1/2 cup powdered Skittles, half cup each colour (food processor)
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3 cups Icing sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons Milk
  • 2 x 8" round cakes


  1. Place one colour of Skittles and water in a small saucepan and heat over low-medium heat until Skittles have completely dissolved, stirring throughout heating process.
  2. Once Skittles have dissolved, remove from heat, and place syrup in a small jar or heat proof container as it is very hot. Set syrup aside and repeat for remaining colours. A waxy film may develop on top of the syrup while it cools. If this happens, pour the syrup through a fine strainer.
  3. Using a food processor, grind Skittles until a fine powder forms. Separate the chunks from the powder by using a fine sieve placed over top of a small bowl.
  4. Cream butter until light and fluffy.
  5. Add Skittles powder and 2 cups of icing sugar. Mix on low speed until mixed through.
  6. Gradually add 2 tablespoons of milk and continue to mix.
  7. Add the remaining cup of icing sugar, mix. Then add the remaining tablespoon of milk if desired for a softer buttercream icing.
  8. To make the poke cake, place one 8″ cake layer on a cake board and “glue” the cake to the board with a small dollop of buttercream.
  9. Using a sharp, narrow, round object, ie chop stick etc, poke holes throughout the layer of cake. A fork can also be used, but the holes will not show the syrup as well as the larger utensils allow.
  10. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of syrup over the top of the cake, into a hole. Repeat with each colour until all of the holes have syrup.
  11. Apply a thin layer of buttercream on top of the first layer of cake, and place the second layer of cake on top of the buttercream.
  12. Repeat poking and syrup additions to the second layer.
  13. Once finished, cover the enter cake in a layer of buttercream.


My friend gave me this recipe, it's quite time consuming but very yummy and fun to make.

  • Your skittles poke cake would be a hit at parties,thanks!


  • I love skittles! Not sure about having them in a cake though! Will have to let you know!


  • i cant wait to try this recipe…looks great….and skitles are so good


  • Looks fantastic….but I will have to check if Skittles are gluten free.
    It frustrates me so much when you pick confectionary in general, read the ingredients and they have wheat in them. grrrrr!!! I am determined I am not going to risk making a person with Coelic Disease ill. The things they add wheat or barley to so it makes them cheaper really annoys me and so many others.


  • Thank you for sharing!!!


  • an interesting cake idea! i wonder what would happen if you added them whole to the batter.


  • What a great way to colour the cake – very inventive!


  • very cute cake


  • Clever little project this one.


  • This looks complex but well worth the effort


  • Thanks for sharing


  • Love making poke cakes, so many things to do to them.


  • Great great party cake. Made this recently for a friends party, went down a treat, none left. Was very popular. Will bake it again


  • skitlles


  • Oh this looks amazing! going to make it


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