Ghostly “Boo-Day” Cake

Ghostly “boo-day” Cake

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Monika Hagerty

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I did not come up with this recipe myself. I got this recipe from a magazine and tried it the first time for my first husbands birthday which was three days before Halloween. Everyone loved it and I made it ever since for Birthday's, Anniversaries or just because it is so delicious.

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Serves:
12-15 Servings
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CAKE

  • 1 c
    water
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    shortening
  • 3 Tbsp
    baking cocoa
  • 2 c
    flour
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • CCHOCOLATE FROSTING

  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 c
    (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 3/4 - 2 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • WHITE FROSTING

  • 1/4 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/4 c
    shortening
  • 2 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 4 1/2 tsp
    milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • ·
    orange and purple paste or gel food coloring

How to Make Ghostly “Boo-Day” Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. In a saucepan, combine the water, butter, shortening and cocoa; cook and stir until butter and shortening are melted. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add the butter mixture; mix well. Add the eggs, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well.
  2. Pour into a greased and waxed paper-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Gently peel off waxed paper. Transfer to a 17-in. x 12-in. covered board.
  3. In a saucepan, heat the cream until bubbles begin to form around sides of pan. Remove from the heat; stir in chocolate chips until melted. Place pan in a bowl of ice water; stir constantly until cooled. Gradually whisk in enough confectioners' sugar to achieve spreading consistency. Frost the top and sides of cake.
  4. In a small bowl, cream the butter and shortening. Beat in confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth. Place 1/3 cup in a small bowl; tint orange. Place 3 tablespoons in another bowl; tint purple.
  5. Trace a ghost pattern. Cut out with a shape knife, trace the ghost on chocolate frosting. Gently spread white frosting in ghost shape. Place orange frosting in a pastry or plastic bag; cut a hole in one corner. Pipe banner on ghost. Cut a hole in corner of another pastry or plastic bag; insert #2 round pastry tip and purple frosting. Pipe "Happy Boo-Day" on banner.

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About Ghostly “Boo-Day” Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American



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