Tis the season to be spooky. So with that in mind I decided to make some gruesome cakes in collab with fellow blogger Abbey Louisa Rose. Go and check out her blog as Abbey has made some excellent Halloween bakes too!
This recipe is my default cake recipe and I have added some screamish ingredients this time to spook them up!
As this recipe is super easy to make you can add your own Halloween themed ingredients of your choice. The ingredients I chose are:
Pumpkin shaped gummy sweets from local vintage sweet shop
Long gummy worm from local sweet shop
Green and red Jelly Beans (in red apple, green apple and cinnamon flavours)
Gummy eyes from Poundland
I also used for the cake mixture:
4 bars of Areo mint bars (120g bars each) (but you can use standard milk chocolate-you need need 400g)
125g unsalted butter
2 tablespoons of Golden Syrup
For the sweets to add to the mixture I haven’t specified amounts as I think it should be up to you to decide how much or little you would like to use.
Break your chosen chocolate up into chunks (as easier to melt) and place into a microwaveable bowl.
Add the butter (at room temperature) into the bowl with the chocolate. Then add the golden syrup into the bowl with the chocolate and butter.
Place the bowl with it’s contents into a microwave and heat for 60 seconds (based on 1000w setting- check your microwave settings to be sure). Once heated, carefully (as bowl maybe hot) remove bowl from microwave and stir mixture if not all melted.
The consistency you are looking for is a chocolatey thick mixture with all ingredients melted together.
Add your chosen sweets to your chocolate mixture and mix together. Once the sweets are covered in chocolate, place this complete mixture into a baking tin. You can decide if you want to use a square or circular shape. I used a loaf tin as this fitted the mixture in the best. You want to create some depth as obviously you will not be baking it so will not rise. So I’d advise not to go too shallow.
Decorate the top of your cake with gruesome decorations and once happy with the finish place into a fridge for a minimum of 2 hours (I tend to leave over night) to set.
Once set in your baking tin, remove your cake from fridge, carefully remove from tin and display as spookily as you can! I added red food colouring with a little water to create a bloody effect.
I’d love to know if you give this recipe a go and what your’s looks and tastes like. Feel free to leave a comment below!
Enjoy making this yummy cake and Happy Halloween!
Lot’s of love,