Halloween Cake
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Serves: 12 Servings
 
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Cake
  • 4½ oz dark chocolate, chopped fine
  • 3 Tbsp whole milk
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temp
  • ¾ cup natural sugar (Sugar in the Raw or turbinado)
  • 3 eggs
  • Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup natural cocoa powder (not dutched)
  • 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • For Decorating
  • chocolate cookies, crushed
  • pretzel sticks
  • candy pumpkins
  • milano cookies
  • chocolate poky
  • gummy worms
Instructions
  1. Chocolate Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 300
  3. Butter an 8-inch cake pan and line it with parchment paper
  4. Place the chocolate and milk in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of barely simmering water, ensuring that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the water
  5. Once melted, let cool slightly
  6. Sift the flour, salt, and cocoa powder together before setting aside
  7. Beat the butter until soft
  8. Add the sugar and beat until creamy and light
  9. Add the eggs one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition
  10. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the melted chocolate and then the flour and cocoa mixture until just combined, without overworking the batter
  11. Pour into the prepared pan, smooth the top and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean
  12. Let cool completely in the pan, before turning it out
  13. Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting
  14. In the meantime, make the icing by whisking together the powdered sugar, cocoa, and buttermilk. Really go at it for at least a minute.
  15. The icing should end up smooth and creamy looking, adjust with a touch of powdered sugar or a few extra drops of buttermilk if you want to tweak the consistency at all.
  16. When the cake is completely cool, run the icing around the top and sides with an offset spatula and decoratet
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/12 Total Recipe Calories: 310 Fat: 16 g Carbohydrates: 35 g Sugar: 23 g Protein: 4 g
Recipe by Veggies By Candlelight at https://www.veggiesbycandlelight.com/the-chocolate-cake-that-is-spooky-levels-of-good/