The ideal Halloween cake should be as yummy as it is scary! So it is with this haunted house cake made with (appropriately enough) devil's food cake mix.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 30 servings
2 pkg. (2-layer size each) devil's food cake mix
2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
3 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
8 cups powdered sugar
3 sugar cones
1 tube (4 oz.) green decorating icing
3 creme-filled Swiss cake roll s
1 tube (4 oz.) white decorating icing
3 Tbsp. green pearl sprinkles
3 bat-shaped gummy candies
5 chocolate wafer cookies
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Grease and flour 1 (8-oz.) ramekin and 1 each of the following round pans: 6-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch. Cover bottoms of ramekin and all pans with parchment.
Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mixes; beat 2 min. Pour 2/3 cup batter into prepared ramekin, 1-2/3 cups batter into prepared 6-inch pan, 2-1/4 cups batter into prepared 8-inch pan and remaining batter into prepared 10-inch pan.
Bake cakes 30 to 34 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, removing cakes from oven when they are done. (Smaller cakes should be done at about 30 min., while the larger 10-inch cake should be done after about 34 min. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Loosen cakes from sides of pans with knife. Invert cakes onto wire racks; gently remove pans and parchment. Cool cakes completely.
Melt chocolate as directed on package. Beat butter in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Blend in milk, then melted chocolate. Gradually add sugar, mixing well after each addition.
Stack cake layers, from largest to smallest, on plate, securing layers to each other with small amount of the chocolate frosting. Frost top and sides of cakes with remaining chocolate frosting. Frost sugar cones with green decorating icing; place on cake pieces as shown in photo. Decorate with remaining ingredients to resemble haunted house as shown.
Have fun with your kids making this spooky Halloween cake. As a bonus, it can also be used to help teach kids about portion control.
Prepare using yellow cake mixes and 2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 80g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.