Halloween Cake {with an awesome surprise treat!}

filed under: Miscellaneous on October 6, 2011
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    A decadent chocolate cake covered in a seriously amazing treat!! You will not be able to stop looking at or snacking on this EASY cake!


    I was testing out an idea for my book, and whipped up this cake.

    It’s my favorite chocolate cake, covered in milk chocolate ganache with chocolate covered donut balls on top.

    Sprinkled with sugar and stuff.


    I ‘faked’ the cake pops on top of the cake because I was too lazy to make another cake just to see how this would look.  The donut balls are a convenient substitution, but as you can see are very lumpy and not as visually appealing as the real thing.


    I really enjoyed the flavors.  I mean, it’s chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate-covered devil’s food donuts.  Who wouldn’t like all the chocolate deliciousness?



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  • sneige says:

    The colours and texture – just fantastic! I’m not sure about the donut balls though, I would prefer something more decadent like truffles! 🙂

  • Val says:

    This is one of the most adorable and most striking cakes I’ve ever seen. I love it. 🙂

  • Sandra says:

    I am looking forward to making this for my birthday. Very happy to have found your blog.

  • LisaLisa says:

    You are MUCH too hard on yourself. I find it clever and divine!! the lumpy donuts add tons of character and just makes me want to pop one in my mouth even more.

    maybe make the donuts smaller…who gives a rats ass if they have a little lump?

  • Ann Johnson says:

    Please don`t change out the chocolate dripping down over the cake. That`s part of the appeal of this cake….choc til you drop..A:-)

  • Halloween Cake Tin says:

    Stunning cake…ganache icing would probably be too rich and sickly, melted chocolate was definitely a great choice 🙂

  • Laurie in MN says:

    Give Angie a big MN welcome from those of us who can’t be there! So glad she is with us!

  • Paula says:

    Love, love, love it!!!!! Chocolate upon chocolate, cake AND donuts!!! Wish I lived in Minnesota!! But, very cute story; my neighbor’s Dad lives in Minnesota and visits a lot. Whenever I bake, he always gets to be a part of it. I hear that he will be here soon, and is looking forward to what I will be baking…(for him)..how cute is he..I think he is close to 90! Love his smile when I hand him cake or whatever is going…..

    • Amanda says:

      Now that is just about the cutest story ever!! Love it. Sounds like you are a pretty fantastic neighbor! 🙂

  • Kim - Liv Life says:

    Saw your cake on FB and while I’m not particularly a cake person, you have me wanting cake!

  • Laurie says:

    Cake with donuts on top???!!! You are a goddess! I like that idea more than the cake topped with cake balls. Seems like too much cake but I understand you’re going for visual effect. Did you make the donuts or did you buy them? If you made them can you pass along the recipe please?!

  • Janet B says:

    I actually like the slightly lumpy look of the doughnut balls. I like the imperfectness of them.

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