Halloween I Love Cake

I Love Cake

This time with it being the time to celebrate all things spooky at the end of the month, it seems only right to open the I Love Cake doors and embrace all things Trick and Treat!! Yay!
So the theme for this month will be

So please go forth and bake some wonderful cakes.
It could be cup cakes, sponge cakes, novelty cakes, cakes with pumpkin in – whatever really so long as your entry somehow has a Halloween theme.
You can enter more than once and either by yourself or with your children – the more the merrier………or spookier I guess!
I will be offering two prizes again but with a Halloween twist……………………………..
I will randomly select one entrant to win a treat and another one to win a trick!!
So get your cooking cauldrons out and get baking and show some I Love (Halloween) Cake love.
* Here is my Halloween cake recipe *

110g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
2 large eggs
250g self raising flour
120ml semi skimmed milk
1 tbsp cocoa powder
blue & yellow food colouring
red jam (I used strawberry)

To Decorate
chocolate buttercream
vanilla buttercream
jelly sweets eg, snakes, worms, body parts etc..

Preheat the oven to 16oC fan oven/180oC
cream together the butter and sugar
add the eggs one at a time and beat well
add the sifted flour and milk at alternate intervals, again beating well
divide the mix into 2 bowls

bowl 1 – ghoulish green cakes
add some drops of yellow and blue food colouring to turn the cake batter ghoulish green
line a muffin tin with paper cases
spoon in a heaped tsp of batter, then add a tsp of jam and then add another tsp of cake batter

bowl 2 – mudpie cakes
add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and mix well
line a cupcake tin with cake cases
spoon batter into the cases

bake the cakes for about 20-25 minutes until cooked all the way through (ie. knife comes out clean)

For the chocolate cakes

Top cupcakes with your chocolate buttercream.
I have to admit here to using some squirty buttercream which I found in the supermarket today (Dr. Oeketr) which was so easy to use – I was actually able to pipe buttercream onto a cake and it looked neat and professional (this has NEVER happened before)
Top buttercream with creepy crawly sweets and you have

Mudpie Cakes

For the ghoulish green trick cakes

Top with vanilla butter cream
(again Dr. Oeketar buttercream in a can came to my rescue!!)
Add some drops of yellow food colouring to give extra eeriness (?)
Add some jelly sweets to make a scary face

ย When you open up the cake you get a trick in the form of blood (jam!) mwaaaaahhh!

If you would like to take part please link up your cakes below

The linky will open Sunday 16th October and will close at the end of the witching hour (ie. Midnight) on Halloween itself Monday 31st October.
I look forward to seeing your spooky treats ๐Ÿ™‚

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