Halloween Chocolate Ghost Cake

Serving 20 people

105 min


  • baking powder 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • baking soda 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • butter 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • buttermilk 1 cup buttermilk
  • cocoa powder 3/4 cups quality cocoa powder
  • cream cheese 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • eggs 3 eggs
  • flour 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • food coloring Food coloring
  • kosher salt 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • milk 1/2 cup warm milk
  • powdered sugar 2 cups powdered sugar
  • sugar 2 cups sugar
  • vanilla extract 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • vegetable oil 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • water 1 cup water
  • white cake mix 1 Box white cake mix
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How to make it

  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  2. Mix together. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer on low, add in milk.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Pour batter down the sides of your loaf pan then on top of the ghosts.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool before frosting.
  6. Combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil and mix well.
  7. Pour in a prepared 9x13 pan, Cook until tested done.
  8. Let cool then cut out using ghost cookie cutters. Line them up in a loaf pan, making sure to add enough so they fit tightly together and not falling over.
  9. Pour chocolate cake batter over ghosts.
  10. Bake until tested done.
  11. Mix together melted butter and cream cheese.
  12. Add powdered sugar and vanilla.
  13. Add in food coloring if you want to make it Halloween colors.
  14. Spread on cooled cake.