Friday, October 30, 2015

A Ghost of a Cake

Look what I found in the October issue of Family Circle. 


1 Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food cake mix
1 cup of buttermilk
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
3 eggs
10 Oreo cookies
10 mini Oreo cookies
20 brown M&M's (mini, regular, mega sizes)


2 sticks of unsalted butter
1 box (1 lb) confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons of milk

Cut parchment  to fit in the bottom of 2, 8-inch cake baking pans.

 Spray well with nonstick cooking spray.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the cake mix, buttermilk, eggs, and oil. Mix well. Pour batter into pans and bake for 34-38 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. I took mine out at 32 minutes. Cool in pans on baking racks for 15 minutes. Then, remove the cakes from pans, remove parchment, and cool completely.

Prepare the frosting. Combine butter, confectioners' sugar, and milk. Beat on low until just combined, then on high for 3 to 5 minutes, until fluffy. Set aside 1 tablespoon of the frosting. Carefully take apart mini and regular Oreo cookies, making sure the frosting sticks completely to one of the halves. Place non-frosted halves in a resealable plastic bag and crush.

 Trim cake layers to make each of them flat. Place one cake on stand. 

Spread 3/4 cup of the frosting evenly over the top and sprinkle with crumbled cookies, pressing them slightly into the frosting.

Place the second cake on top, then spread the remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.

With a bit of the reserved frosting, secure one of the M&M's to each of the 20 Oreo halves. I only used the standard size M&M's. Arrange them on the cake so they look like pairs of eyeballs. :-)

So, how cute is that? Not a quick project, but definitely a fun one.

Have a safe, fun Halloween!


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