Halloween Layer Cake Recipe

Halloween Layer Cake Recipe
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 4 Eggland's Best Eggs
  4. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  5. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 cup milk
  8. 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  9. 1/4 cup water
  10. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  11. 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  12. 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  13. 10 drops yellow food coloring
  14. 6 drops red food coloring
FROSTING
  1. 3 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  2. 5-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons milk
  4. 8 drops yellow food coloring
  5. 6 drops red food coloring
GLAZE
  1. 3 ounces semisweet chocolate
  2. 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  3. Candy corn for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Mix well. Combine cocoa, water and vanilla; stir in 2 cups cake batter.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 9-in. round baking pan. Add orange extract, peel and food coloring to remaining batter. Pour into two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  3. In a bowl, beat all frosting ingredients until smooth. Place one orange cake layer on a cake plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with chocolate layer; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with second orange layer. Frost the sides and top of each.
  4. Microwave chocolate and cream on high 1-1/2 minutes or, stirring once. Stir until smooth; let cool 2 minutes. Slowly pour over cake, letting glaze drizzle down sides. Garnish with candy corn. Yield: 12-16 servings.
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