Halloween Cake

I had way too much fun making this cake. It’s a great idea if you are having a Halloween party and it even has it’s own built in knife to slice it up with.


225g soft butter

225g caster sugar

225g self raising flour

2 level teaspoons baking powder

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

(for the filling)

4 tablespoons strawberry jam

For the frosting

150g butter softened

450g icing

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Red food colouring – keep separate

Simply add all the ingredients for the cake (except the topping) into your mixing bowl. Cream together all the ingredients. I do this with an electric whisk to save time and effort.Transfer evenly between your two cake tins and bake in the centre of the oven for approx 25 minutes.

While the cake is cooling mix up your buttercream.

Gently drip over your red food colouring at the sides of the cake so it gently rolls down to form a drip. You may wish to put the cake on a lined plate so that the red food colouring does not stain anything. Then dot the odd bit of colouring about and gently blow on it to give it a splatter effect.

Adorn with your knife of choice and serve to your terrified guests.