Spooky Cake

October 30, 2011 |  by  |  Blog, Food for the Soul, Halloween, Party

This years birthday cake is a delicious raspberry chocolate cake! It’s Louisa’s Birthday and  I decided to give it a little spooky touch (see the little coffin stamp on the bottom of the cake).



  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line bottoms of two 9 inch cake pans with waxed paper.

To Make Cake:


Melt 6 ounces of semisweet chocolate and 6 ounces of unsweetened chocolate in the top of a double boiler, or in a microwave. Cool, and beat in egg yolks.

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter or margarine, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add chocolate mixture, and continue beating until smooth. Stir in flour until just combined.
  2. In another bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup sugar, and continue beating until the whites hold soft peaks. Fold whites into chocolate batter, in three additions. Pour batter into prepared pans, and smooth tops.
  3. Bake until a toothpick stuck into the centers of the cakes comes out with moist crumbs, about 45 minutes. Cool in pans.

To Make Filling:
Combine raspberries with the jam. Sandwich the cake layers with raspberry filling. Spread sides with chocolate icing.


To Make Icing:

Butter – 4 tbs
Milk – 6 tbs
Sugar – 6 tbs
Cocoa powder- 6 tbs

Mix butter, milk, sugar and cocoa together and bring to a boil.  Boil the icing for 1 minute (not more), then wait until it cools down to 100°.  (A good rule of thumb – it should be as warm as your forehead) Via Pictomeal


Lay coffin paper templates on the cake and powder on top with powdered sugar.




//xoxo, Sibylle//

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  1. This is so cool! chanced upon your blog and am loving it! the black feather on ur cake does up the spook factor. This is definitely going into the list of the things I wanna try making. Happy Halloween! :)
    The Happy Glut recently blogged..Victoria Sponge Cake

  2. I just love the look of your blog sooo much!!!
    looks delicious, this recipe is a keeper!! btw have to browse on over to your spooky printables…keep up the lovely blogging…read you soon!
    ALEXANDRA recently blogged..EYE CANDY…CHAIRS

  3. This sounds SO yummy! Gonna make one now.

    One question though, where does the heavy whipping cream come in? Just served on top when whipped?

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