GHOST CAKE

1
Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

This would be a fun project to make with your kids or grandchildren!
Recipe & photo: Family Circle magazine
09-22-15

Rating:

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Comments:
Serves:
16
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    (15.25 oz.) pillsbury moist supreme devil's food cake mix
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • ½ c
    vegetable oil
  • 3
    eggs
  • 2 stick
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 box
    (1 lb.) confectioners' sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    milk or heavy cream
  • 10
    mini oreo cookies
  • 10
    regular oreo cookies
  • 20
    brown m&m's, (mixed mini, regular and mega sizes)

How to Make GHOST CAKE

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut parchment paper to fit in the bottom of two 8-inch round baking pans. Coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions for two 8-inch cakes, substituting buttermilk for water and using vegetable oil and eggs.
  3. Pour into pans and bake in a preheated 350º oven for 34 to 38 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans on baking racks for 15 minutes. Remove from pans, remove parchment and cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare frosting. With a stand mixer or a hand mixer combine butter, confectioners' sugar and milk. Beat on low until just combined, then on high 3 to 5 minutes, until fluffy. Set aside 1 Tbsp. of the frosting.
  5. Carefully take apart mini and regular Oreo cookies, making sure frosting sticks completely to one of the halves. Place non-frosted halves in a resealable plastic bag and smash into pieces.
  6. Trim layers of cake to make each one flat and place one layer on a stand. Spread 3/4 cup of the frosting evenly over top and sprinkle with smashed cookies, pressing slightly into frosting.
  7. Place second cake layer on top, then spread remaining frosting over the top and sides of cake. With a bit of the reserved frosting, secure one of the M&M's to each of the 20 Oreo halves. Arrange on cake so they look like pairs of eyeballs.

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About GHOST CAKE

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian




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