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Halloween Cake {with an awesome surprise treat!}

A decadent chocolate cake covered in a seriously amazing treat, this EASY Halloween Cake {with an awesome surprise treat!} is not one to be missed!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Halloween Cake
Servings 12
Calories 399 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net

Ingredients

PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE

  • 1 3/4 cups (210g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick pure vanilla extract
  • 2 extra-large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (112g) vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (240g) buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (90g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (237g) freshly brewed hot coffee, (I use decaf)

MILK CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  • 12 ounces (bag) milk chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces heavy cream

Instructions

PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl and mix until combined.
  2. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry.
  4. With the mixer still on low, add the coffee and stir just to combine, scraping the bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.
  5. Pour the batter into two 8-inch round prepared pans and bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350°F, until a cake tester or toothpick comes out mostly clean (not wet).
  6. Cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then turn them out onto a cooling rack and cool completely

MILK CHOCOLATE GANACHE

  1. Bring heavy cream to a boil and remove from heat.
  2. With chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl, pour cream over chips and slowly stir until all chips are melted.
  3. Pour the ganache over the cake, and top with donut holes!