Looking for a deliciously spooky treat to sink your teeth into this Halloween? Look no further than this fun and easy Halloween Vampire Cake recipe! With its rich red velvet cake layers, creamy vanilla frosting, and chilling vampire teeth, this cake is sure to be the centerpiece of any Halloween party. So grab your apron and get ready to create a cake that’s as delicious as it is creepy!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Black fondant
- White fondant
- Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
- Add vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
- Divide the batter evenly between the two cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let the cakes cool completely before removing them from the pans.
- Roll out black fondant and cut into triangles for vampire teeth. Roll out white fondant and cut into circles for eyes.
- Place one cake layer on a cake stand or plate. Spread a layer of frosting on top.
- Place the second cake layer on top of the frosting. Spread frosting all over the cake, making sure to cover the sides as well.
- Place the fondant teeth and eyes on the cake, creating a spooky vampire face.
- Chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
Calories: 420 per serving
Saturated Fat: 3g
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
- 2 9-inch cake pans
- Mixing bowl
- Cake stand or plate
- Fondant rolling pin
- Fondant cutter
This Halloween Vampire Cake is perfect for any Halloween party or spooky gathering. Serve it alongside other Halloween treats like pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies, chocolate spiderweb cupcakes, and caramel-dipped apples.
Variations and Substitutions
If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to 1 cup of milk. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using.
If you’re not a fan of red velvet cake, you can use any cake flavor you like. Just make sure to adjust the food coloring accordingly.
You can also use different colors of fondant for the vampire teeth and eyes. Get creative and make a whole family of spooky cakes!
This cake can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Let it come to room temperature before serving.
Tips and Notes
- Make sure to let the cakes cool completely before frosting them. Otherwise, the frosting will melt off.
- If you’re having trouble rolling out the fondant, try dusting your work surface with cornstarch or powdered sugar.
- If you don’t want to make your own frosting, you can use store-bought vanilla frosting instead.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this cake ahead of time?
Yes! You can make the cake layers and frosting up to 2 days ahead of time. Just store them in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator. Assemble the cake and decorate it the day you plan to serve it.
Do I have to use fondant for the vampire teeth and eyes?
No, you can use other edible decorations like candy eyes or chocolate chips.
Can I use a different frosting for this cake?
Yes, you can use any frosting you like. Cream cheese frosting is a popular choice for red velvet cake.
I absolutely love this Halloween Vampire Cake recipe! It’s the perfect combination of spooky and delicious. The red velvet cake layers are moist and flavorful, and the vanilla frosting is creamy and sweet. The fondant teeth and eyes are a fun and creepy touch that really make this cake stand out. I highly recommend giving this recipe a try this Halloween!