Spooktacular Halloween Candy Cake

Spooktacular Halloween Candy Cake

Spooktacular Halloween Cake – orange and black zebra cake surrounded with black licorice and topped with Reeses pieces. Use cake mix for a quick and festive Halloween treat!
Spooktacular Halloween Cake - orange and black zebra cake surrounded with black licorice and topped with Reeses pieces. Use cake mix for a quick and festive Halloween treat!

Cake Decorated with Leftover Halloween Candy

YEARS ago, I made a cake decorated with Kit-Kats. It was so much fun! I decided to put a Halloween twist on that cake and use black Twizzlers and Reese’s Pieces for the decorations. I think it turned out super cute spooky!

I took this cake one step further and make an orange and black zebra cake. I used a box of white cake mix for the cake, but you can make your own. Since I used a cake mix, I decided to make homemade chocolate buttercream. It was delicious! I tinted the buttercream black for Halloween. It looked creepy, but it tasted great.

Spooktacular Halloween Cake - orange and black zebra cake surrounded with black licorice and topped with Reeses pieces. Use cake mix for a quick and festive Halloween treat!

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Yield: 1 (8-inch) cake

Spooktacular Halloween Cake Recipe

prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 mins total time: 30 mins
Spooktacular Halloween Cake – orange and black zebra cake surrounded with black licorice and topped with Reeses pieces. Use cake mix for a quick and festive Halloween treat!

ingredients:

  • 1 box cake mix, plus ingredients to make cake
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • Black Twizzlers
  • Reese’s pieces

instructions:

  1. Bake cake according to package directions in two 8-inch cake pans. Cool completely.
  2. *If making zebra cake – divide cake batter in half. Tint each half of batter with the desired color. Using a medium cookie scoop or spoon, drop approximately 1 tablespoon of one color of batter in the middle of each cake pan. Top the batter with 1 tablespoon of the alternate color of batter. Repeat this process until all batter is used. (you do not have to wait for the batter to spread before adding the alternate color)
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, add chocolate until just combined. Add cream, vanilla, and sugar; mix on medium until well combined. Add black food coloring if desired.
  4. Frost cake with chocolate buttercream. Cut Twizzler’s to size – about 1/2-inch taller than cake. Press Twizzlers on edge of the cake. Top cake with Reese’s pieces.

NOTES:

Store cake in an airtight container up to 3 days.

MORE HALLOWEEN RECIPES:

Monster Munch
Halloweenie Pockets
Chocolate Lava Skull Cakes
Cinnamon Bones
Spider Hotdogs

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Comments

  1. This is too fabulous! I made your Iron Bowl cake last year so I know how great this turns out, what an over the top cool Halloween cake! Eye and Tummy Candy!
    Jenna

  2. Now that's what I call a great Halloween cake! Love the way you have striped the layers and that black frosting is over the top. Very spooky indeed.

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