Thursday, September 19, 2013

Halloween Surprise Cake

Such an unassuming cake, right?

Halloween festive? Maybe.

I mean, sprinkles do make everything better. 

But what? You just wanted me to blog about a simple pound cake with frosting? BOR-ING!!!

Nope... Not this cake. This cake has a surprise!

You're all thinking, what could it be? Cream filling? Strawberries? Chocolate?

Nope... (well OK, kind of chocolate, so those that guessed that get half of a point).

This cake has...


"Wilfred, there's bats in the belfry!!"

I don't know who Wilfred is, but I bet he likes cake... Especially buttery pound cake with a chocolate bat center! 

Yes, these bats are edible... And they are delicious.

(Never imagined that phrase coming out of my mouth....)

And the best part is, you can make the center anything you want! Pumpkins, witch hats, tombstones... Anything you have on hand!

The instructions and recipe are so simple too! You ready? Lets get to it!

You will need:
1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
1 box pound cake mix
ingredients to make each (eggs, oil, etc)
Container of Cream Cheese frosting
Halloween Sprinkles
Bat Cookie Cutter (or one of your choice)

Start by making your chocolate cake mix according to instructions on the back of the box. You will want to to pour the batter into a lined and greased 9x5" loaf pan, going 3/4 of the way up the pan. This will leave you with extra batter so make yourself a couple of cupcakes as a treat. 
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool slightly in the pan before inverting onto a cooling rack. Let it cool completely.
Slice your "bread" into 1/4 inch slices. Using the cookie cutter, place in the center of your slice of bread and cut out your bat shape. Set each cake bat aside.

Grease and line a large loaf pan with cooking spray and parchment paper. In the center of the greased pan, line up your cake bats horizontally from short end to the other. I apologize I didn't photograph this part as it was the middle of the night. (I will post the link to the site I got the idea from at the bottom of this page).

Prepare the box of pound cake mix according to package instructions and carefully pour over your bats in the pan. Spread the batter evenly and make until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cool slightly in the pan and carefully invert onto a plate or cooling rack. Allow the cake to cool completely.

Frost the top, allowing extra to drop down the sides and sprinkle with your favorite Halloween sprinkles.

Slice, serve, and impress!!

This cake is so easy to make and can be converted to any holiday! Imagine cute little red hearts inside! I hope you all make this cake! 

Happy Halloween!


  1. since you are baking the "bat" twice did it taste dry or burnt?

    1. No, I did not think the chocolate "bat" tasted dry or burnt!