Happy Halloweek, here’s another treat from October 13, 2010…enjoy!
Are you in need of a Halloween Cake fast? Chocolate Cream Cake is just what you’re after. Kids like to help decorate this one too…
with Ghosts and pumpkins and sprinkles….
Chocolate Cream Cake
Oh my….here’s why.
We had reason to celebrate an early Halloween this past weekend!
Look who came to see us! Meet our middle son, and his sweet family. We miss them because they live about 11 hours away from us. It was such a treat to be with them. We packed as much fun as we could into Thursday night, Friday and Saturday.
We spent the afternoon at Bear World and had such fun seeing many of the animals of Yellowstone Park. The kiddie rides were a party too. Then we went to a great Mexican joint for dinner…yum!
When we arrived home two little trick-or-treaters surprised us! Luckily, I’d made Mary’s Chocolate-Cream Cake in my own way! It is a perfection and here’s why.
My neighbor Mary makes a great chocolate cake that everybody likes. It’s amazingly easy to whip up with a chocolate cake mix, whipped topping, and a tub of chocolate purchased frosting. Top with chocolate curls or sprinkles, and you’ve got a winner, especially with my kiddies! Mary’s version is black and white and actually sophisticated looking!
I’ve found that it really doesn’t matter what you use flavor-wise, any cake mix and frosting will do. It’s the easy idea and how it’s decorated that makes it a favorite with the kids and me for holidays and special occasions.
Bake a 8″ two-layer cake. Split each layer in two. For the bottom-top layer you may want to slice it off. It just makes the cake easier because it’s more stable.
Spread whipped topping between each layer, trying not to get too close to the edges. Ha-ha! (I think I got an F on this part.)
Before you can say, “Spook-tacular,” you’ll have a decorated cake, the kids just love!
It’s not gourmet, but it’s cute and a favorite of one of my DILs who likes her funfetti cakes! My grands all think PEEPS are the best and beg for big pieces with multi-peeps… For this version, I used a yellow cake mix and chocolate frosting.
I needed more than one cake for Sunday dinner, so I whipped together a 2nd version. For this one I used the new Fall Party Chip cake mix and frosting. It’s orange perfection!
I only had one box of ghosts and 1 box of pumpkin peeps, so I spread them out a little. Both went over big with my grands. I served peep-laden pieces and I got hugs and kisses, over and over.
It’s gonna have to last me till Christmas, when all fifteen grands are bringing their parents to our home for the holidays!
Happy Halloweek: Chocolate Cream Cake will be a smashing success with all of your favorite ghosts and goblins. Easy and fun for kids to help with!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16 servings
1 Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 cup water
⅓ cup vegetable oil
1 large container whipped topping
1 container of purchased frosting, (I used milk chocolate)
Make chocolate cake according to package instructions. Bake in two round 8" cake pans.
After cake is cooled, slice both cakes in half horizontally.
Place one of the bottom pieces onto the cake plate.
Put a layer of whipped topping on the cake and don't come to close to the edge of the cake. Continue to layer in the same manner until you have put on the last cake piece, but do not put on the top layer of whipped topping.
Frost the side of the cake with the container of frosting.
Pour remaining whipped topping on the cake and top with grated chocolate pieces or chocolate sprinkles.
Refrigerate till time to serve.
For Renée's cake: use any cake mix and frosting, seasonal Peeps and candies to decorate. I often add a word banner or pictures of the special birthday girl or boy. Be sure to serve with lots of love!
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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ADORABLE! I’m going to make this for my nephews next weekend. La
The cake is so cute, and your grandbabies are so precious! I would never get anything done… all I would want to do was play!
I kknow you had the most wonderful time!
This would be up my alley because I could cover all of my decorating mistakes with a Peep!!
What I love about this is that it’s clearly as much fun to make as it is to eat. You have blessed grandchildren. Their gnee even makes cake baking fun!
You’d best start preparing today for that Christmas gathering. We’ll have our son and his family home from the east for Christmas – three weeks of bedtime stories, snuggles with little ones in the morning, long walks with trikes – you name it!
I love your cake. It is so fun and festive! Glad you could be with your grands and family. Joni
This is so cute!!
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How fun! I don’t know how you made 2 cakes and no telling what else with those precious grands around. I doubt I would cook. 🙂 I know they loved the cake & decorations though and that’s what makes it all worthwhile.
Thanks so much for sharing!
That is an amazing looking cake. How totally festive!
So fun to be with family! (I just flew home today from visiting my son and his family.) I know my grandkids would love this cake!
That cake is sooo cute! Halloween is the best. 🙂
This looks amazing!! Too bad my sweet tooth would have had it by the end! You can do anything when you put your mind to it! Great job!
What a cute cake! Your grandchildren are darling as well. Looks like such a fun time!!!
the Halloween spirit is on!
great job on the cake, kids (even adults) would really love it
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Sooo cute Gnee! I know the kids couldn’t wait to dig into this!
Happy Foodie Friday! I love this post! It looks like you had such a fun time with your family! The children are precious and that cake…yummo!! I’ll be trying one of these for my kids soon! Thanks for sharing.
What a cute idea! I would never have thought to decorate a cake with Peeps!
What a festive cake! Sugar rush for sure!
Way to rock that Fall cake out! You are the coolest ever!! I love the web-site for Peeps. They show cool ideas like your cake. But you gotta find Just Born (company name)..you should get on their E-mailing list.
So glad your beautiful family visited!!
Are those ghost “peeps?” Love it! Looks delicious!
Awesome cake! We are having lots of famly over for Halloween, we’ve got to try this. Thank you! New follower – saw your blog on la bella vita. http://hungrigyrl.blogspot.com
What a cake! It’s so pretty and would make a great centerpiece for a Halloween table and a tasty one at that.
Oooh, how cute!! Makes me wish we were having a Halloween party this year!
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What an adorable cake!! I bet the kids loved it.
Thanks for sharing your super fun cakes, it’s nice to get a reccommendation for cake mixes and frosting too. I haven’t seen that one, so I’ll have to look for it! My daughter loves those Halloween Peeps! We made one when she was younger and it’s not quite as pretty but still was fun because she helped: http://www.katiesnestingspot.com/2009/10/easy-ghost-peep-grave-yard-cake.html So fun to see how you used them on A Crafty Soiree! Always enjoy your creations from the kitchen and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)
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Gnee this is so cute, it’s scary! I am on the hunt for those cute ghost peeps (-:
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Your grandkids are SOOO cute! And that cake looks delicious. I’d want a big piece with lots of peeps on it too 🙂
That. Is. Adorable!!!
Super-cute! Maybe I’ll make one of those for our cub scouts party.
Thanks for the inspiration!
That’s a wonderful idea!
LOVE this fun cake!!! My girls will love it!
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who doesn’t love peeps! I’ve even made my own before. Mmmmm! Thanks for Linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday’s!
I just caught up on your Halloweek posts 😉 Cute idea! This cake has to be my favorite with all of the ghosts and pumpkins. Just adorable!
Thanks Susan, I had such a great time with my little grands. They love to help with projects like this and then beam when everyone compliments them!!!! Happy Halloween.
What a fun idea! I just love all the creative peeps they have for Halloween. I used some on my Haunted Mansion table that I just posted. I have a dessert planned with them too, but don’t know if I will be able to fit it in – time flies this time of year!
HALLOWEEK just flew by!!! I’ve got to come check out your latest, thanks!