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Good morning friends! Fall decorating and activities are in full swing, there are pumpkins on porches, s’mores by the fire, pumpkin bread in the oven and chili on the stove. Halloween, wile not my favorite holiday is a great time to try easy and delicious desserts. This chocolate mummy cake is one that I made a few years ago and posted on my chocolate blog so I thought I would dig it out of the archives and share it here.
Chocolate Mummy Cake
2 cups sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9″ round baking pans.
Stir together sugar, flour, HERSHEY’S Cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
Note: I used 6″ cake pans and I used 3 layers and froze the leftover cake for another day.
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
31/2 cups of powdered sugar
1-3 teaspoons milk or heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 Oreo Cookie
2 brown M & M candy pieces
In the bowl of a stand mixer mix the butter and the powdered sugar beat until blended, then add salt, mix. Add milk and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy, about another 3-5 minutes.
Once cake is completely cooled place one layer on a plate or a round cake board, spread with some of the white butter cream. Add the second layer of cake. Then frost the entire cake with a very thin layer of frosting. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. In the meantime place a flat decorating tip (if you do not have a flat tip the one that makes rose petals is fine too) inside a cake decorating bag and then fill with frosting. Cut off the tip of the bag. Now make “bandages” with the frosting. I went around the cake and then did the top. The good news is that it’s frosting, if you do not like how it looks scrape it off and start again.
Once you have added your bandages, separate one Oreo cookie to use for the two eyes, place a brown M&M’s in the center and you are finished.