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Halloween Treat

This week I was looking for some type of holiday treat to have around the apartment.  I wanted to try something new.  Something that would get us a little more in the Halloween spirit.  I found this recipe on Easy Baked and thought it looked yummy and fun.  And, of course, fairly quick and easy.  If you’re inclined to make this Halloween bundt, it’s very simple.  Make two cake batches -  one chocolate, one vanilla.  Split the vanilla batch in half and color one half orange and the other half purple, then layer the cake dough, bake, decorate, and you’re finished!  I’ll take you through my steps and maybe this cake might be the Halloween treat your family will be spellbound for!

Make 2 cake batters – 1 chocolate and 1 white.  Split the white cake batter in half and color 1 orange and the other purple.  My purple could have been a little darker.  Layer the batters – first chocolate, then purple, then orange and finally top it off with a chocolate layer.

Make sure the chocolate top layer completely covers all the colors so they will be hidden in the baked bundt.  Now bake the cake at 325 degrees for 45-55 mins.  I added a lot of dough and it took mine 65 mins to bake.

Once the cake is done baking it will probably look a little spotted like mine.  Don’t worry.  Once we’re done decorating it, all flaws will be hidden!

Cover the cake in a light layer of chocolate frosting.  I used chocolate fudge frosting.  Oh so yummy!  Plus the color is very dark.  Now all inside colors are hidden, for a little surprise, when cutting into it.  Halloween is all about surprises, right :)

Now the fun part, adding the colors.  I used food coloring, orange and black, in vanilla frosting and pipped on the lines.  I’ve seen this done in purple pipping, as well, and it looks really nice!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • One box of white cake mix
  • One box of chocolate cake mix
  • Orange, Black and/or Purple food coloring (use food coloring in your vanilla frosting and pipe onto cake)
  • One tub of pre-made chocolate frosting
  • One tub of pre-made vanilla frosting (use for colored pipping)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Make both cake mixes according to packages.
  • Divide the white cake batter into two bowls, equally.
  • Add black coloring to the chocolate cake to darken it.
  • Add purple to 1/2 of the white batter and orange to the other half.
  • Pour about 1/3 of the chocolate batter into the bottom of a well-greased bundt pan.
  • Pour all of the purple batter over the chocolate
  • Pour all of the orange batter over the purple
  • Pour another 1/3 of the chocolate batter over the colors.  You can use more than 1/3, but you want to give the cake room to rise- so leave a bit of room.  You can discard the remaining chocolate batter or make a couple of cupcakes with it.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for about 45-55 minutes (until the center is set and a cake tester inserted comes out clean).
  • Tip over on a cake rack and cool completely
  • To finish, cover cake with chocolate frosting that is room temp or melt the tub of frosting in the microwave (about 15-30 seconds) and stir well.
  • Place colored frosting (food coloring in vanilla frosting) in a zip-top bag, clip a corner and drizzle over entire top of cake.

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We have already dug into ours and we’re enjoying it!  Plus it looks fun and festive on the counter.

What Halloween treats are you making this year or enjoy having around the house?  Please share!  I would love to get some fun and yummy new ideas.

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Comments

  1. Wow, Amy this looks so yummy and have pinned to try to make. Thank you for sharing!!

    • Amy Fechner says:

      Glad you like it! Such an easy and fun recipe! Thanks for pinning!!

    • Ali says:

      I made a bundt cake the other day using this recipe, I’m sure you could use it to make bread1 duacnn hines moist spice cake mix1 1/2 cup canned pumpkin3 eggs1/3 c oil1 c chopped pecans( you can add whatever you like in here, add some chocolate chips if you wish )Mix on low till incorporated then on medium for 2 minutes.Add to your greased and floured pan and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes

  2. Monica J says:

    Looks yummy and it’s definitely a fun cake Amy! What a great cake to have around the apartment. It is definitely setting off the Halloween spirit. I have a bundt cake pan so I think I can do this or something similar. I think I’m going to take some of the ideas from this recipe to create my holiday Thanksgiving cake. My family is coming to my house this year, so I’m already preparing to impress everyone. Thank you for the ideas. Hope you enjoyed that cake!
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    • Amy Fechner says:

      I was thinking the same thing as you Monica! For the upcoming holidays a person can do so much with bundt cakes and make them look yummy and festive! Let me know how everything goes with the Thanksgiving dinner. Good luck : )

  3. Lourdes Crawford says:

    Amy, that looks yummy!! The girls and I are making a cake on Friday for Nayeli’s birthday we want to get creative, Sienna wants to make a castle and Celeste wants to make a giant cupcake. We’ll have to flip a coin. What’s Maddie going to be for Halloween?

    • Amy Fechner says:

      It was AND too dangerous having cake around the house as a stay at home mom. I ate most of it!
      So do tell! Who won the coin toss?? What cake did you make for Nayeli? I’m sure she loved wahtever her nieces made her!

      Maddie is going to be an elephant! The costume is really cute. What are the girls going to be? Are you and Kerry dressing up:)

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