This ooey gooey Slime Cake is as delicious as it is fun!

Slimy Awesomeness Inside and Out!

I used some McCormick Pure Lime extract and McCormick Neon food color to create the coolest “slime” you have ever seen! (Don’t worry, I will show you how easy it is to make… and how delicious it is to eat!)

To make this cake you will need:

1 box dark cake mix

McCormick black food color

6-inch round cake pans (3)

chocolate buttercream recipe (below) using Special Dark Cocoa

1 package vanilla instant pudding

McCormick neon food color

McCormick pure lime extract

small offset spatula

pastry bags

rotating cake stand

Slimy Awesomeness Inside and Out!

Being by preparing your chocolate cake. (You can definitely use a homemade chocolate cake if you prefer!) Add 1 teaspoon of black food color to the batter and mix to combine.

Equally divide cake batter between three 6-inch round cake pans. Bake according to directions.

Allow cakes to cool to room temperature and then level them so that they are all the same height.

Prepare buttercream.

Now prepare your “slime”. This has got to be the most fun part!! When I first had the idea to create this cake I could not image how to make an edible slime. My kids actually thought of using pudding! It’s the perfect texture and consistency!

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4 from 1 vote

Green Slime Pudding

When I first had the idea to create this cake I could not image how to make an edible slime. My kids actually thought of using pudding! It’s the perfect texture and consistency!

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg vanilla instant pudding prepare according to package instructions
  • 1/2 tsp. McCormick Pure Lime Extract
  • 4 drops McCormick Neon Food Color

Instructions

  • Follow the instructions on the pudding box, adding the lime extract and food color to the mixture as you blend ingredients. Cover the mixture and place it in the refrigerator for at least an hour, or until you are ready to use it.

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Slimy Awesomeness Inside and Out!
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Black Magic Buttercream

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
This ooey gooey Slime Cake is as delicious as it is fun!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c 340g butter, at room temperature
  • 4 c 500g powdered sugar
  • 3/4 c 94g DARK cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp. 60ml heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. 10ml McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • pinch table salt
  • 1 teaspoons 5-10ml McCormick Black Food Color

Instructions

  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, whisk butter and sugar on medium high speed until very pale and fluffy or about five minutes.
  • Be sure to stop at least once and scrape the bowl.
  • With the mixer off, add in dark cocoa powder, vanilla and salt.
  • Turn mixer on low and blend for about 30 seconds.
  • One tablespoon at a time add in heavy cream.
  • Once all cream has been added and mixture is mostly combined, turn off the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add in 1 teaspoon of black food color.
  • Now turn the mixer onto medium-high to high and whisk for 3-5 minutes or until mixture is lighter and fluffier. (Keep an eye on the buttercream. You may want to add another teaspoon of black food color to reach the desired depth of color.)
  • The frosting will be shiny and seem to have many large air bubbles throughout and this is exactly what we are going for. (You can smooth those out on the cake if so desired.)

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Place some of your buttercream into a pastry bag.

Set one layer of cake on the cake stand or serving platter, then place that on top of your rotating cake stand.

Pipe buttercream around the edge of the cake. This is essentially creating a “wall” or a “dam” to hold in the slime pudding.

Add about 1/2 cup of slime pudding to the center and smooth out.

Place another layer of cake on top and then pipe out another ring of buttercream around the edge of the cake. Fill will approximately 1/2 cup of slime pudding.

Place the final layer of cake on top. Use the remaining buttercream to evenly cover the tops and sides of the cake. (You may have some frosting leftover, just store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.)

Pour any remaining slime pudding over the top of the cake then chill until ready to serve. Best served within 24 hours of assembly and served chilled.

PRO TIP: For an extra awesome “drip” down the sides of the cake, add your slime pudding to a pastry bag and cut off a small portion of the tip. Then just drizzle the pudding down the side in a controlled drip. Easy peasy!

Slimy Awesomeness Inside and Out!

Isn’t that fun! This Slime Cake is definitely going to impress everyone who sees it!

Check out this video of my super Easy & Fun Slime Cake!

Slimy Awesomeness Inside and Out!

I only work with brands that I love! A big thank you to McCormick for partnering with me and allowing me to create cakes and delicious treats with there wonderful products. And thank YOU for supporting the brands that support iambaker!

 

 

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Reader Comments

  1. Made this cake for my sons science and slime party worked a treat had to hunt for the ingredients in the uk but overall happy with the end result

  2. I made this cake and it turned out great. But the next morning when I went to get it out of fridge it looked horrible. Pudding had melted into black icing and it looked horrible.

  3. Wicked idea! Would pistachio pudding work as well? Definitely keeping neon green food coloring but not sure if vanilla or almond extract? Nice addition would be gummy eyes and Albanese gummy worms.

  4. Any tips for making a 2 layer half sheet cake from this recipe? Doing this as a birthday cake for my son’s Ghostbusters themed party. Thanks

    1. The premise and assembly would be the same, but the proportions might be off. I haven’t made it in a half sheet cake so I am not sure of ingredient amounts.

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