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How to Make a Mac and Cheese Cake

Follow Food Network Magazine's step-by-step guide to make your own mac and cheese cake.

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Mac and cheese purists, look away: This version is made out of cake and candy! To create it, we baked and frosted a bowl-shaped cake, then piped orange candy melts and piled them on top to look like macaroni. Read on for the how-to.

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Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Coat a 2 1/2-quart ovenproof bowl with cooking spray. Make the cake mix as directed; pour the batter into the bowl.

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Bake the cake in the bowl until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let cool slightly, then remove from the bowl to a rack to cool completely.

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Meanwhile, make the macaroni: Melt the orange and yellow candy melts together in the microwave, stirring. Let cool slightly.

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