Saturday, October 08, 2005

Halloween Black Cat Cake

Halloween Black Cat Cake

Frighten away those chocolate cravings with this hauntingly delicious chocolate cake cut and frosted to resemble a black cat.

1 package Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tub Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate ready-to-spread frosting
1 large yellow gumdrop
1 small black gumdrop
Black shoestring licorice

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 2 round pans, 8 or 9x1 1/2 inches, with shortening.
2. Make cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Pour into pans.
3. Bake 8-inch pans 33 to 38 minutes, 9-inch pans 28 to 33 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
4. Cut cake as shown in diagram; arrange and frost top and sides of cake pieces with frosting. Use yellow gumdrop slices for eyes, black gumdrop for nose and shoestring licorice for whiskers, lines on eyes and front paws. Store loosely covered.

Cut 1 layer of cake to form head, ears and tail of cat, tail of cat is cut as a crescent moon, ears cut tri-angular shape, once you cut that what you have left is the cats face, use the other round cake layer to form the body.

Here is link to recipe page to show diagram of cat assembly:

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