Enjoy this Halloween cake that I made. It’s covered in candy eyeballs & it’s very colorful. I had a lot of fun making this festive Halloween cake. It’s actually a miniature cake, about 6 inches across. The miniature cake pans are my favorite right now because it makes just the right amount of cake for Justin & I.
The recipe I used for the chocolate portion of the cake is kind of special. It was my grandma’s recipe directly from her kitchen & it was passed out at her funeral as a nice memory of her. Everyone loves her black cake recipe. It’s actually really simple to make & it comes out so moist & fluffy. Be careful not to overcook the cake, otherwise, it can become a little chewy and less fluffy inside.
The vanilla cake layers can be made from a regular white cake mix or your favorite homemade recipe. I used a recipe from Pinterest, but I was unhappy with the density of the cake. It was much denser than the chocolate cake & the two didn’t go together very well. I recommend using a store-bought cake mix or a fluffy white cake recipe. Separate the batter into three different bowls and add desired food coloring to each.
I want to share my grandma’s black cake recipe because it’s so delicious and it really deserves some recognition!
Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake
From the kitchen of Winona Brown, my grandma.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups water hot
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 10 tablespoons oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Mix flour, sugar, & cocoa in a large bowl. Set aside.
Combine hot water, salt, baking soda & oil together.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, gradually.
Fold in eggs one at a time. Stir in vanilla extract.
Bake 1 hour in 325 degrees F oven.
This recipe is intended for a 9x13 inch baking pan. If using smaller pans, decrease cook time.
So there you have it! Finally, my grandma’s cake is being published. I hope everyone enjoys it as much as my family does.
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