Halloween is celebrated by young and old and I am enclosing a good cake recipe for such a festive occasion.



Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
1 hr
2 - 9 inch round cakes


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line the bottoms of two 8 or 9 inch round cake pans with parchment paper.

  • Sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and white sugar.

  • Beat shortening until light and fluffy. Mix in dry ingredients. Add 3/4 cup of buttermilk and mix until all flour is dampened. Then beat with electric mixer. Add egg whites, melted chocolate, and remaining buttermilk, beat well and pour batter into prepared pans.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. When cake is cool frost between layer and over top and sides with Golden Orange Frosting. Mark outlines of Halloween cats and bats by lightly pressing paper cut-outs into frosting, then removing paper. Melt 1 square unsweetened chocolate with 1 tsp. butter. Using a brush, fill in the outlines with the chocolate mixture.

  • To Make Golden Orange Frosting: Cream together butter, orange rind, lemon rind, and salt. Add egg yolk and mix well. Add confectioners sugar, alternately with orange juice and lemon juice, beating well after each addition. Makes 2 cups frosting, or enough to cover tops and sides of two 9 inch layers.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 43.6g 14% DV; fat 8.4g 13% DV; cholesterol 16.2mg 5% DV; sodium 212.5mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
This cake was okay... I think next time I will double the amount of chocolate 1 ounce was not enough. The icing was very very good. I left out the raw egg yolk and used 4 tbls of milk instead to guard against salmonella infection. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Pretty good cake and with a nice presentation. I did not do the shapes of bats/cats nor the 1 sq of choc. Instead while making the frosting I used 1 orange (dry) Kool-aid packet IPO of the zests. I spread the frosting between the layers and on top giving the appearance that the orange frosting was "oozing" down the sides of the cake. Then I purchased those rock hard edible candies in the shapes of bats moons cats etc..and randomly stuck them to the cake. Nice look nice taste. Read More