A bottle of red food color is added to chocolate cake batter to create the unique color of these little decorated cakes.
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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter
1 cup water
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 (1-ounce) bottle red food color
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 to 5 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half
Eyes/Mouth: red cinnamon candies
Horns: black licorice twists, cut into triangles
Mustache/eyebrows: black decorator gel
Red decorator sugar
Beard: black decorator sugar
*Substitute chocolate sprinkles for black decorator sugar.
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.
Combine 1 cup butter, water and cocoa in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-7 minutes or until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat; add flour, sugar and salt; mix well. Add sour cream, eggs and baking soda; beat at medium speed, scraping pan often, until well mixed. Add food color; continue beating until well mixed.
Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 19-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
Cut cake into 5 (3-inch) rows, starting at 15-inch side. Cut through rows diagonally to create 25 (approximately 3 1/4-inch) equilateral triangles. Discard scrapes or eat as snack.
Combine all frosting ingredients except half & half in bowl. Beat at medium speed, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency.
Frost 1 triangle at a time; decorate to create devil face. Store in container with tight-fitting lid or cover with plastic food wrap.
- Black decorator gel is available in small tubes in the baking aisle of the supermarket.
- Cake can be cut into rectangles or squares and decorated as devil faces as well.
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