Halloween Cake Recipe

Gosh, I just love Halloween. I never tire of trying to find new twists on baking to add that ghoulish effect. This cake is actually very basic yet looks properly terrifying, great for Halloween! The chocolate monster heads on top can easily be swapped for any other little monsters or creatures you prefer. Jack picked these ones out! My favourite part is the ‘green slime’ icing. I also created a spider web effect on top but unfortuntely, I’ve misplaced the photo with more detail. Follow these instructions and I’ll describe how to do it though!

Halloween Cake Recipe
Prep time: 60 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 1 hour 30 mins
Serves: 10
  • For the Cake:
  • 200g butter, unsalted
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 300g light brown sugar
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • Spray flour or butter [to grease the pan]
  • Removable bottom cake tins-same size.
  • For the ‘slime’ icing;
  • 60g golden icing sugar filling, sifted
  • 20g cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 egg white (whisked until stiff)
  • 3 Food colourings (I used green, red and black)
  • Topping decorations of your choice.
  1. Preheat the oven for 350F.
  2. Grease twin cake tins and set aside.
  3. In a small pan set over low heat, melt together the chocolate and butter with 100ml water.
  4. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder. Mix in the eggs until well blended. Stir in the chocolate and butter.
  5. Spoon into the tins and smooth the top. Bake for 30 mins until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.
  6. Pop out of the tins and set aside to cool.
  7. For the Icing:
  8. Mix together the sugar, cocoa and egg white, until it’s pourable but stiff. You may need a little water or sugar until you get the right consistency. Add food colouring as desired. There’s no wrong way to decorate this cake!
  9. To create the green goo I poured it on in the middle then slowly tilted the cake different directions until I reached the desired drippy look. I waited for this to dry completely [about 20 minutes] and added a spoonful of fresh sticky icing to the middle [as 'glue'] before adding the next layer on top.
  10. I then proceeded to decorate the top with two different coloured icings using the same method as above. By creating a red layer of icing and ‘drawing on’ the spider web with the final layer of black icing.
  11. Have fun!!



  1. Lexine says:

    A few years ago I’d have to pay soemnoe for this information.

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