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Ultimate Halloween Cake: Chocolatey Red Velvet

Ultimate Halloween Cake

Ultimate Halloween Cake: Chocolatey Red Velvet. Happy Friday 🙂 Hello friends. So are you looking for some Halloween recipes today? In particular a Halloween cake?

Do you fancy making this ultimate Halloween cake? So today I am sharing a step by step guide.

This chocolatey red velvet cake is also a real showstopper. It would make a great addition to your party food this Halloween, Especially as a table centre piece.

How To Make An Ultimate Halloween Cake:

Preparation time: 40 minutes, plus cooling and setting
Cooking time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 50 minutes, plus cooling and setting

Serves: 12-14

Ingredients:

200g salted butter at room temperature, plus extra for greasing

350g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 ½ tbsp cocoa powder

¼ tsp fine sea salt

375g caster sugar

3 eggs

1½ tsp vanilla extract

284ml carton buttermilk

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 x 10g packs Dr Oetker red gel food colour


Cream Cheese Filling:

120g salted butter at room temperature

Also 120g Philadelphia soft cheese

And 120g icing sugar


Chocolate Icing:

300ml carton double cream

250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), roughly chopped

1½ tbsp liquid glucose

50g white chocolate, roughly chopped

Icing sugar
flour

Ultimate Halloween Cake: Chocolatey Red Velvet Method:

Here is how to make one to share:

Step One:

Firstly, preheat the oven to 170˚C, gas mark 3. Grease the base and sides of a 23cm springform cake tin and line with baking parchment.

So sift together all the dry ingredients except the sugar; set aside. Using electric beaters, cream the butter and sugar for 1 minute.

Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition, then beat in the vanilla.

Beat in ¼ the dry ingredients, then 1/3 the buttermilk and repeat, until fully combined.

Mix the vinegar and food colouring together; beat into the mixture. Scrape into the tin and spread until level; tap the tin on the work surface to knock out any air bubbles.

Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set on a wire rack and leave to cool completely in the tin.

Step Two:

Secondly, make the creamy filling. For the filling, use electric beaters to beat together the butter, soft cheese and icing sugar.

Remove the cake from the tin and cut horizontally into 3 even layers (use a serrated knife).

Take the bottom layer and place on a baking sheet, spread with ½ the filling, then repeat with the middle layer of cake and remainder of the filling; top with the final layer of cake.

Leave to set in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

Step Three:

Thirdly, for the icing, melt the cream, chocolate and glucose together in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water).

Melt the white chocolate in another bowl using the same method and pour into a small piping bag.

Step Four:

Fourthly, invert the cake onto a wire rack so there is a flat surface for the icing; set over a tray to catch the drips.

Working quickly, pour the dark chocolate icing over the middle of the cake.

With a palette knife, use long strokes to push the icing over the sides to create an even coating over the whole cake.

Step Five:

Starting slightly off centre, pipe a white chocolate spiral from the centre of the cake out to the edges (the tighter the lines, the more dramatic the effect).

Take a cocktail stick and, starting from the centre, pull it through the white chocolate to the outside.

Repeat, working around the cake, to create a spider’s web effect (see our Food Editor’s Top 5 page for more tips).

Let the icing set for about 20-30 minutes. To store, keep refrigerated, and bring to room temperature before eating.

Ultimate Halloween Cake: Chocolatey Red Velvet:


Ultimate Halloween Cake

Ultimate Halloween Cake: Chocolatey Red Velvet:

*(Updated Post)*. First published here on the 19th October 2017. Ultimate Halloween Cake Recipe c/o: For more Halloween inspiration, please visit Waitrose & Partners/Halloween.

Do you like the look of this cake? As well as wanting to try it right now, like me?

Ultimate Halloween Cake

Waitrose & Partners
Fancy making this ultimate Halloween cake? Today I am sharing a step by step guide. This chocolatey red velvet cake is a real showstopper.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 200g salted butter at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 ½ tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt
  • 375g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 284ml carton buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 x 10g packs Dr Oetker red gel food colour2 tbsp olive oil
  • 120g salted butter at room temperature
  • 120g Philadelphia soft cheese
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 300ml carton double cream
  • 250g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), roughly chopped
  • 1½ tbsp liquid glucose
  • 50g white chocolate, roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 170˚C, gas mark 3. Grease the base and sides of a 23cm springform cake tin and line with baking parchment.
    Sift together all the dry ingredients except the sugar; set aside. Using electric beaters, cream the butter and sugar for 1 minute.
    Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition, then beat in the vanilla.
    Beat in ¼ the dry ingredients, then 1/3 the buttermilk and repeat, until fully combined.
    Mix the vinegar and food colouring together; beat into the mixture. Scrape into the tin and spread until level; tap the tin on the work surface to knock out any air bubbles.
    Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set on a wire rack and leave to cool completely in the tin.
  • For the filling, use electric beaters to beat together the butter, soft cheese and icing sugar.
    Remove the cake from the tin and cut horizontally into 3 even layers (use a serrated knife).
    Take the bottom layer and place on a baking sheet, spread with ½ the filling, then repeat with the middle layer of cake and remainder of the filling; top with the final layer of cake.
    Leave to set in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.
  • For the icing, melt the cream, chocolate and glucose together in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water (making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water).
    Melt the white chocolate in another bowl using the same method and pour into a small piping bag.
  • Invert the cake onto a wire rack so there is a flat surface for the icing; set over a tray to catch the drips.
    Working quickly, pour the dark chocolate icing over the middle of the cake.
    With a palette knife, use long strokes to push the icing over the sides to create an even coating over the whole cake
  • Starting slightly off centre, pipe a white chocolate spiral from the centre of the cake out to the edges (the tighter the lines, the more dramatic the effect).
    Take a cocktail stick and, starting from the centre, pull it through the white chocolate to the outside.
    Repeat, working around the cake, to create a spider’s web effect (see our Food Editor’s Top 5 page for more tips).
    Let the icing set for about 20-30 minutes. To store, keep refrigerated, and bring to room temperature before eating.

Ultimate Halloween Cake: Chocolatey Red Velvet:

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Ultimate Halloween Cake: Chocolatey Red Velvet:

Thanks for stopping by today. Are you a fan of Halloween? I like Halloween but loved it when the children were younger.

We always used to dressed up and made party food. Good times. Maybe mostly for the fun party food as well as the cake!? Ha!

So what do you think about this chocolate Halloween cake. Do you fancy making one? Because I could just eat a slice right now.

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20 responses to “Ultimate Halloween Cake: Chocolatey Red Velvet”

  1. Heather{Our Life In a Click} says:

    That is a gorgeous cake!

  2. Judee@gluten Free A-Z Blog says:

    Wow ! that would make a gorgeous presentation for a Halloween party

  3. Kat BakingExplorer says:

    Wow this is gorgeous!

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Your Ultimate Halloween Cake is fantastic and I just pinned it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back to see us real soon!Miz Helen

  5. Angie The Freckled Rose says:

    Hello Claire! This looks absolutely beautiful and super delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It & congratulations on being featured this week!

  6. Jas @ All that's Jas says:

    What a gorgeous cake and I bet super delicious too. Pinned!

  7. Sarah says:

    Yum! Thanks for sharing. I hope to make this one!

  8. La Table De Nana says:

    It is gorgeous!

  9. Heather says:

    That is the perfect Halloween cake!

  10. Alexandra says:

    Can never go wrong with a chocolate cake! I really like the webbing effect. I was watching some videos over the weekend to see how this was achieved, and now I want to try it!

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