Thursday, November 19, 2009

halloween cake

alright. by now it's pretty ridiculous to post this cake, so i'm not even going to write anything... just look at it in all its festive glory

inspired by the famous smitten kitchen cake, this is my own chocolate cake recipe with this peanut butter marshmallow frosting, covered in chocolate glaze and decorated with halloween m+ms and ghost marshmallow peeps.

halloween cake:

chocolate cake:
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1+3/4 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
1+1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1+1/2 teaspoons baking soda
dash of salt

.: heat oven to 350
. whisk together sugar, flour, coca, baking powder, baking soda and salt
. add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, and beat for 2 minutes
. stir in boiling water (batter will be thin)
. bake 30-35 minutes

fluffernutter frosting:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup fluff
1 stick of butter, at room temperature
4 cups confectioners sugar

. beat together the butter and peanut butter
. beat in sugar
. add food coloring if desired
. fold in marshmallow fluff

chocolate glaze:
8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup half and half
2 tablespoons light corn syrup

. heat half and half on low flame
. while half and half is warming up, microwave the chocolate and corn syrup for about 20 seconds
. add half and half to chocolate and whisk until smooth
. pour onto the center of the frosted cake immediately, using a knife to spill it down the sides
. add m+ms or any other decoration while chocolate is still wet :.


  1. This was the best cake I've ever put in my mouth. It's almost Halloween again; you should make another one!!!!