Halloween Layer Cake

This Halloween Layer Cake is the perfect way to celebrate the spooky holiday! Made with three layers of moist chocolate cake, this cake is sure to please all of your guests. The orange frosting and black decorations make it perfect for any Halloween party. Ingredients 1 3/4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1…

This Halloween Layer Cake is the perfect way to celebrate the spooky holiday! Made with three layers of moist chocolate cake, this cake is sure to please all of your guests. The orange frosting and black decorations make it perfect for any Halloween party.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or milk with a tablespoon of vinegar)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 4 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted (or 1/2 cup cocoa and 1/2 cup oil)
  • 1 teaspoon butter, softened (optional)
  • For the frosting:
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line the bottoms of two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans with parchment paper.

2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and white sugar.

3. Beat shortening until light and fluffy then mix in dry ingredients.

4. Add 3/4 cup of buttermilk and mix until all flour is dampened then beat with electric mixer.

5. Add egg whites, melted chocolate, and remaining buttermilk; beat well and pour batter into prepared pans

6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes when cake is cool frost between layer 7and over top and sides with Golden Orange Frosting

8Mark outlines of Halloween cats and bats by lightly pressing paper cut-outs into frosting, then removing paper

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9 Melt 1 square unsweetened chocolate with 1 tsp butter using a brush fill in the outlines with the chocolate mixture

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 2200
  • Fat: 90 g
  • Saturated fat: 36 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 48 g
  • Trans fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 140 mg
  • Sodium: 3460 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 338 g
  • Fiber 5g
Halloween Layer Cake

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