- Dish type
A simple recipe, easy enough for the kids to make, but looks amazing.
Oxfordshire, England, UK
3 people made this
IngredientsMakes: 1 cake
- 150g butter
- 150g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 150g self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- For icing and filling
- 100g icing sugar
- jam, marmelade, or lemon curd
- 50g butter, softened
- food colouring of your taste
- 2 (9x20.7) gmultipacks dark chocolate Kit-Kat® fingers
- sweets to decorate
MethodPrep:30min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:55min
- Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then mix in all the other ingredients.
- Pour into a greased round baking tin and bake until golden brown and a knife dipped into the cake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Allow to cool.
- For the icing mix the icing sugar and butter until smooth. Mix in a few drops of food colouring.
- Once cool, slice the cake in half horizontally, and add a layer of jam, marmalade or lemon curd, topped with a layer of butter-icing. Coat the sides and top of the cake with the remainder of the butter icing. (If you like a lot of icing, scale up the amounts to ensure you cover the entire cake).
- Unwrap your Kit-Kat bars, and place each pack of two fingers inward facing around the outside of the cake until you fully surrounded the cake. Add a few sweets on the top to add some interest. Tie a ribbon or piece of strong twine around the outside to hold the biscuits in place until the icing sets.
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Chocolate Cauldron Cakes
This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
Turn cupcakes into Cauldron Cakes for Halloween! Chocolate cupcakes are the base for a marshmallow potion, and Sweets & Treats sprinkles bubble out of the top.
I hope these spooky sweets and treats are getting you into the Halloween mood!
When I think of Halloween, one of the classic symbols is a witch. Witch decorations, witch costumes, etc.! So, why not witchy treats? I turned ordinary chocolate cupcakes into cauldron cakes with the help of Sweets & Treats Boutique's sprinkle mix.
When I was considering how to construct these cauldron cakes, I was originally going to frost them, then add the sprinkles. But, they wouldn't resemble cauldrons at all. Just cupcakes with sprinkles. Then I found a tutorial from Pastry Affair, and while they look AWESOME (seriously, go check them out!), they are a lot of work. And since the cauldron handles aren't made with tempered chocolate, they wouldn't maintain their shape after a while.
So, I simplified mine a bit. I loved the idea of filling them with yummy marshmallow cream to help the sprinkles adhere. But after that, I simply added some dollops of chocolate frosting around the edges for a rim. I really doubt my 6-year-old would appreciate the time and effort of making cauldron feet out of chocolate chips.
My favorite part of these cauldron cakes the sprinkles bubbling out of the top of the "cauldrons." I love the "Monster Mash" sprinkle mix I got from Sweets & Treats. I've been a fan of theirs for years, and I've used their paper straws and cupcake liners in past posts. Their pre-made sprinkle mixes come in all sorts of creative themes! If you don't see a pre-made mix that works for you, you can even create your own.
They have sprinkle options that are vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, or nut-free, and they have tags under Allergy Info in their menu, so you can easily find sprinkles that are safe for your dietary needs.
Here are 20 awesome Halloween recipes you’ll love to make for friends and family
1. From Sugar Hero: OMG I love this blog! Seriously, I have THE biggest sweet tooth in the history of sweet teeth! Here you can find loads of awesome sweets like these Red Velvet Hot Chocolate and Almond Witch Fingers Cookies! These are so easy to make and are a total crowd pleaser.
2. Cookies and Cups has the cutest Melted Witch Push Up Pops! Seriously, these are super easy to make and super fun! Oh and did I mention they are delicious!
3. Frugal Mom Eh is one of my favorite sites and since I’ve never met a cake pop I didn’t like, I figured you would love her Pumpkin Cake Pop recipe. OMG! These things will leave you the Queen of Cake Pops.
4. Flour on My Face has an awesome Gluten-Free Halloween Candy Corn Pudding for your GF needs. This fun and easy recipe is a great snack for any party or even just for an after dinner Halloween treat!
5. Jade Louise Designs has this Spooky Pudding Cup Trifle recipe to die for! Kids and grown-ups will love biting into this fun and spookilicious dessert. You can usually pick up these cool cups for $1 at the dollar store too.
6. Frugal Antics Recipes made these yummy Mummy Cookies. These take a little bit of skill but are totally worth it and will definitely impress the house guests!
7. Just Us Four Blog made these Candy Corn M&M Halloween “Trash” balls. These are always a win at parties and super easy to lug over to other people’s houses and school.
8. Rick A Bam Boo made these insanely simple Rice Crispy Treat Zombie Brains.Literally anyone can do this and they are definitely bringing the spooks. Fun for kids and yummy all the way around.
9. Simplee Thrifty made these crazy cute Spooky Spider Cupcakes. I love the presentation on these, they are easy and adorable. Totally a winner. You can get the eyes at Walmart. I always get them after Halloween for next year at a discount.
10. Five Heart Home has these terribly cute Halloween Cookie Pops-Nutter Butter Bats & Mummies.No matter who you are, these are adorable. I think they may be my favorite in the whole list.
11. The Girl Who Ate Everything brings these Dracula’s Dentures which are one of my favorite things to bite! We did these last year and they went like hotcakes (except they were dentures) ha!
12. Cookies and Cups nailed it with these adorable Witches Broom Cupcakes! These are really simple to make and easy for last-minute party treats too.
13. Sugar Hero brings us what may be the easiest recipe of them all, these Floating Eyeball Jello Shots. Not only are they super easy, they are super creepy (which kids and grown ups totally love).
14. Frugal Mom Eh brings another winner. I love the Nightmare Before Christmas! These Jack Skellington Cupcakes are really easy and totally bring on the Halloween feels. One of my favorite Halloween recipes for sure!
15. Jade Louise Designs brings us another cool Halloween recipe, these Leaky Cauldron Brownies are fun and yummy. Totally a great pick for the not-so-spooky party.
16. A Girl and a Glue Gun rocked it with this super Easy Halloween Drink With Peep Straws. These are totally adorable and super easy to make. On a scale of 1-10 for easy, these are a 10 for Halloween recipes plus they are super low cost. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
17. Ink Happi made these fun Zombie Boogers with printables. She’s always bringing the ink! I love that! These are easy and fun for kids too.
18. Five Heart Home has these really cute Pretzel Candy Spiderwebs. I love the mix of sweet and salty which is what these are all about. YUm!
19. The Girl Who Ate Everything has this not-so-spooky recipe for Scream Cheese Brownies which I think are great for really any fall occasion.
20. I Heart Naptime has these adorable Monster Cupcakes which are pretty simple to make and fun for kids to help with.
So what are you baking for Halloween?
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People Are Freaking Out Over These Cauldron Cakes At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
Double double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble.
The cauldron cakes at the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter just got a whole lot more magical. The theme park has switched out the colorless original &ndash made of chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse, dipped in ganache and topped with a ganache handle &ndash for something altogether more inspiring (and ultimately less ugly).
The new recipe rests inside of a reusable black cauldron, contains chocolate cake and is topped with colorful orange and yellow butter creme flames, and is going for $9.95, according to the Orlando Informer.
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Sometime during the 1890s, Albus Dumbledore's mother, Kendra Dumbledore, slammed the door in Bathilda Bagshot's face when she came to bring the new neighbours a batch of homemade Cauldron Cakes. This incident was cited in Rita Skeeter's biography of Albus Dumbledore. ΐ]
Harry Potter bought some Cauldron Cakes, along with every other sweet on the Hogwarts Express food trolley, on his first journey on the Hogwarts Express on 1 September, 1991. He shared his sweets with Ron Weasley, who did not have the money to buy his own. Α]
On 1 September 1993, when the trolley witch visited the compartment containing Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley, Hermione Granger and Professor Remus Lupin, the group thought Lupin looked as if he could do with food, but couldn't wake him. The witch provided them with a large stack of Cauldron Cakes and said they could find her up front with the conductor if Lupin woke. Β]
On 1 September 1994, Harry Potter bought a large stack of Cauldron Cakes from the trolley to share with his friends. Ron later squashed one of them into a pulp in anger after Draco Malfoy mocked him. Γ]
In 1996, after the end of the 1995–1996 school year, Harry Potter purchased a large batch of Cauldron Cakes and Pumpkin Pasties for his friends aboard the Hogwarts Express, on the journey back to London. Δ]
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2 Tablespoons of self-raising flour
2 Tablespoons of sugar
2 Tablespoons of raw cacao
1/2 an egg
2 Tablespoons of milk
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
4 Kit kats
1 Tablespoon of chocolate melts