Red Devil Snack Cakes

Halloween Cake Recipe
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A bottle of red food color is added to chocolate cake batter to create the unique color of these little decorated cakes.
1:00
Prep Time
1:50
Total Time
25 snack cakes

Ingredients

Cake

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

Frosting

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

Decorations

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.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 19-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. 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.
  5. Combine all frosting ingredients except half & half in bowl. Beat at medium speed, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency.
  6. Frost 1 triangle at a time; decorate to create devil face. Store in container with tight-fitting lid or cover with plastic food wrap.

Recipe Tips

- 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.

Nutrition Facts (1 snack cake)

Calories
280
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
41g
Protein
2g
Fat
13g
Sodium
200mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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