This Halloween, feast on some delicious and lip-smacking cakes. Some very easy recipes for Halloween cakes have been given in this article.
Feasts and banquets form a part and parcel of a traditional Halloween celebration. People get together, sumptuous meals are prepared and mouth-watering cakes and cookies are baked. One major Halloween custom for children, which persists even today, is 'trick or treating'. Here, children dressed in ghoulish costumes wander from house to house seeking food, like different types of confectionary, with the question 'trick or treat'. The trick is just an idle threat, which indicates that the children will perform mischief and damage their property, if no treat is given. Another custom that is still carried out on Halloween is the baking of a barmbrack (a light fruitcake), inside which a ring, coin or any other charm is placed, prior to their baking. Apart from this, different types of cakes as well as cupcakes are made during the festival, which is a delight to the children as well as the adults. So, this Halloween, whip up and bake some scary and spooky festive cakes. A list of some great cake recipes has been given below. Check these recipes and delight your friends and family with these sweet Halloween treats.
Easy Halloween Cake Recipes
Witch House Cake
- 5 Eggs Yolks
- 2 ½ cups Sugar
- 5 cups Flour (all purpose)
- 4 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 ½ cups Melted Butter
- 3 cups Milk
- 1 tsp Salt
- 6 oz Unsweetened Chocolate, melted
For Chocolate Mud Frosting
- 2/3rd cup Cocoa Butter
- 2 cups Melted Butter (unsalted)
- 4 oz Unsweetened Chocolate, melted
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 5 to 6 tbsp Milk
- Green Gumdrops
- Chocolate Ice-cream Cones
- Chocolate Crackers
- Chocolate Kisses
- Mini Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate-covered Raisins
- Orange Frosting
- Black Licorice Twists
- Black Shoestring Licorice
- Mini Marshmallows
- Using an electric mixer, blend the butter and sugar till they are nice and creamy. Then, add in the eggs and continue the mixing. Once done, pour in the melted chocolate and vanilla extract, along with the milk.
- In a mixing bowl, whip together the butter mixture, flour, baking soda and salt.
- Pre-heat the oven to about 350°.
- Now, gradually pour the mixture into a greased 6 inch loaf pan, an 8 inch oven proof bowl and a 13X9X2 inch pan, filling them till 2/3rd level. The latter two is baked for a total of about 50 minutes to 1 hour while the loaf-pan for a total of 35 to 40 minutes. Once completely bakes. Allow all here top cool for some time.
- For making the frosting, blend the butter, vanilla extract and melted chocolate in the electric mixer. In a separate bowl, mix the butter mixture with cocoa butter and sugar. Once this is done, add enough milk to form a paste for the frosting.
- To create the graveyard image, first place the 13X9X2 inch cake on top of a large piece of cardboard. Then, place the bowl-shaped cake on one end, to create the ‘hill’. This being done; cut a 2 X3 rectangle (about 1 inch deep) on top of the hill. This is to accommodate the house.
- Now, for the roof of the Witch’s house, trim the corners off one end of the small loaf cake. Place the house over the space made on top of the hill. Secure the setup by using toothpicks. Then, add in the orange frosting.
- For the tiles of the house, use the chocolate graham crackers and frosting. The windows will be made of broken chocolate cones, with orange icing grids and there will be a peanut cookie door, along with a candy doorknob.
- You can also make a witch by using a toothpick, a chocolate kiss for a hat and a gum-drop for her face. Another option is to create a graveyard by using the licorice, peanut cookies, mini chocolate chips and the raisins.
Basic Pirate Cake
- Cake Mixture
- 9X13 inch Pan
- Chocolate Frosting
- Large piece of Cardboard, covered with foil
- Stencil, with skull and cross bones
- Knife, to trace around the stencil
- White Frosting, to fill the stenciled area
- Pastry Bag, with tip
- Decorations, like gold candy coins, pirate figurines
- In the pan, put the cake mixture and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Once done, allow it to cool for some time. This forms the base of the decoration. Place it over the cardboard base.
- Next, frost the cake. Once done, lightly place the stencil over the base and trace around the inside of the stencil. Then, fill the entire outlined area with white frosting. You can also use confectioner’s sugar in its place.
- Now, carefully remove the stencil and pine the frosting in the outlined areas, by making use of the pastry bag.
- The remaining decorations, like the coins and figurines, can be added as your desire.