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Halloween Cake Recipe
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 
Any cake can be a Halloween cake that has spiders, web or orange colored frosting on it. Make it simple with this easy yet delicious chocolate cake!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Sugar free recipe
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
Base:
  • cup / 140g Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking powder follow instruction on packaging
  • 5 oz / 140g Chocolate
  • 6 Eggs separated
  • 10 tablespoon / 140g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon agave syrup or other sweetener of choice
Cream filling:
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter
  • 10 oz / 300g Mascarpone
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon Agave syrup or sweetener of choice
Frosting:
  • oz / 100g Chocolate
  • 4 tablespoon / 50g Butter
  • 3 tablespoon / 50ml Heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon Agave syrup or sweetener of choice
Decoration:
  • 4 tablespoon / 50g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia powder
  • Mini spiders optional
Instructions
Base:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C .
  2. Measure flour and mix baking powder with it.
  3. Melt chocolate in a small bowl, placing it onto a slightly bigger bowl of steaming water. Stir it gradually. When it's melted take it off the heat and let it cool a bit before mixing it with the other ingredients.
  4. Separate eggs whites from the yolks.
  5. Beat egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form.
  6. Beat butter in a different mixing bowl until soft then put sweetener of choice and vanilla extract into it. Keep beating until the mixture gets light and fluffy.
  7. Put egg yolks in it as well whilst keep beating.
  8. Add flour and melted chocolate into the mixture alternating between the two.
  9. Finally fold in egg whites and pour batter into the cake tray.
  10. Put it into the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from the cake when checking it.
  11. Place cake base onto a rack and leave it there to cool down. Whilst the cake is cooling, make the cream filling.
Cream filling:
  1. Put room temperature butter, vanilla extract and agave syrup or other sweetener of choice into a medium size mixing bowl and beat it until butter gets a fluffy, creamy texture, about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Fold in mascarpone and mix it until they are completely incorporated.
Assembly:
  1. Cut off the top of the cake to make it level and shape it to circle if necessary.
  2. Cut the base into four equal pieces horizontally.
  3. Spread one third of the cream filling on the first layer then put the next layer on it, spread second third on the second layer and repeat it with the third one.
  4. Put on the last cake layer and start the frosting. Use the bottom of the cake as the topmost layer as that generally is the smoothest part of the cake.
Frosting:
  1. Break chocolate and put it in a medium size saucepan with the cocoa powder, agave syrup, butter and heavy cream and put it on the cooktop to melt.
  2. Stir frequently until all ingredients are incorporated completely.
  3. When the chocolate frosting is melted pour it on top of the cake and spread evenly on top of the cake. Leave the chocolate frosting drops dripping on the side of the cake. As easy as it sounds this process may pose some challenges as too thick of chocolate will not spread smoothly while too thin will run off the cake. Temperature also affects the texture so if it seems too thin we may wait until it cools somewhat down before applying it on the cake. It's trial and error baking so if we get it right the first time chisel the process into stone immediately.
Web decoration:
  1. Beat butter with stevia powder until creamy.
  2. Put cream into a decorating bag
  3. Now there is two route to continue threading on. We can wait until the chocolate sets and draw the web on top of the hard chocolate in the shape and form we desire.
  4. Or we wait a couple of minutes until the chocolate cools down to a bearable room temperature. Otherwise it would melt the buttercream and may ruin our design. It still has to be soft and gooey though.
  5. Draw a spiral shape from the middle of the cake to the side.
  6. Grab a stick, dip one end in the middle of the chocolate and pull it to the side of the cake in a straight line.
  7. Repeat at least 7 times then let the Halloween cake cool down in the fridge.
Recipe Notes

Before serving let the cake reach room temperature to achieve a soft and creamy texture. Ten seconds in the microwave oven also does the trick if short of time.