It’s spooky season! Halloween is upon us with it’s orange and black ghostly decor popping up on every corner. Spooky Halloween Bundt Cake is a SUPER easy treat for all ages that’s as delicious as it is colorful!
Grab your food coloring be prepared to be licking your spoons and fingers as we go 🙂
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Halloween may look a little different this year, so here’s to celebrating social-distance style. What better way to celebrate Halloween with the family than with fun and exciting spooky treats!
Kids of all ages will enjoy a slice spooky Halloween bundt cake. It’s super festive and the candy googly eyes are the icing on the cake! 😉
Using a premade cake mix takes the hassle out of baking and allows you to focus your time and energy on the fun decorating!
how to: mix the food coloring
Halloween is all about orange and black.
If you’re like me and only have red-yellow-green-blue food coloring, then some color mixing will need to occur to get the desired colors.
Using separate glass bowls we’ll start by creating orange and black.
Orange: mix 20 drops red and 12 drops yellow
Black: mix equal drops red, blue, and green (about 15 each)
how to: make orange and black icing
Divide one store-bought container of white frosting into two microwave-safe bowls.
Add approximately 1 tsp of orange food coloring to one bowl and 1 tsp of black food coloring to the other bowl.
Not much food coloring is needed since the frosting is white! Slowly add more if more is needed for your batch.
how to: make the batter
Prepare a store-bought cake mix according to the instructions on the box.
Use a spice cake mix for an extra fall-themed cake, or a white cake mix for the most vibrant colors.
Divide the cake mix equally into two bowls.
Add the rest of the orange food coloring to one bowl and the remaining black food coloring to the other bowl.
Stir until thoroughly mixed.
How to: Assemble the cake
Heavily grease a 10-inch bundt pan.
Carefully pour cake batter into the bundt pan, alternating between orange and black. Do not mix!
Bake according to the instructions on the box (approximately 30 minutes at 350 degrees F).
Let cool completely and flip the pan upside down to remove it.
How to: Decorate the Spooky Halloween Bundt Cake
Prepare the icing for drizzling by quickly heating up in the microwave.
After about 30 seconds in the microwave the icing should be very thin and liquidy. Let cool if you desire a thicker icing.
Using two spoons drizzle the icing all across the cake, alternating between the orange and black. (I only use about half of the icing and store the rest in the fridge!)
Decorate with candy googly eyes while the icing is soft for an extra spooky flare!
Spooky Halloween Bundt Cake
- 1 set of food coloring
- 1 store-bought container of icing
- 1 store-bought spice cake mix
- assortment of candy eyes
- In one bowl, mix 20 drops of red food coloring and 12 drops of yellow to create orange. In another bowl, mix 12 drops each of red, blue, and green to create black.
- Divide frosting into two microwave safe bowls. Add approximately 1 tsp of orange food coloring to one bowl and 1 tsp of black food coloring to the other bowl. Stir thoroughly.
- Prepare cake batter according to the instructions on the box. Divide equally into two bowls. Mix each food coloring into separate bowls to make orange cake mix and black cake mix.
- Grease a bundt pan. Pour cake batter into the pan, alternating between orange and black. Be sure to not mix! Bake according to the instructions on the box (approximately 30 minutes at 350° F.
- Let cake cool completely before icing. Using a spoon drizzle icing across the cake, alternating between the orange and black icing. Decorate with candy googly eyes while the icing is soft.
I love Halloween treats! Share your family’s favorite spooky goodies in the comments below!