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Halloween Mini Layer Cake

This layered chocolate orange cake is the perfect sharing cake for any Halloween party!

6 slices

Easy 80 Minutes



For the recipe  Halloween Mini Layer Cake

For the cake:

115 g Margarine (4oz)
115 g Dark Brown Sugar (4oz)
125 g Plain Flour (4 1/2oz)
1 Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder 1 sachet / 25g
2 Dr. Oetker Baking Powder Sachets x 2
2 Eggs Beaten

To decorate:

100 g Unsalted Butter (3 1/2oz)
2.5 ml Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1/2 tsp)
175 g Icing Sugar (6oz)
Dr. Oetker Orange Extra Strong Food Colour Gel
Dr .Oetker Giant Chocolate Stars
20 g Dr. Oetker Chocolatey Strands




Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4). Grease and line a 7cm (2 3/4inch) deep, 12cm (5 inch) round cake tin. Beat the margarine and sugar together until pale and creamy, then beat in the eggs.


Sieve the flour, cocoa and Baking Powder on top. Using a large metal spoon, fold the dry ingredients into the creamy mixture until well blended.


Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth the top and bake in the oven for about 50 minutes, until risen to the top of the tin and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.


To decorate, put the butter and Madagascan Vanilla Extract in a bowl and gradually sieve and mix the icing sugar into the butter to make a smooth, creamy icing. Squeeze in the whole tube of Neon Orange Gel Food Colour to make a vibrant shade.


Carefully slice the cake into 3 equal rounds. Spread 2 rounds with two thirds of the icing and then sandwich the 3 cakes together. Spread the remaining icing on top and decorate with Giant Chocolate Stars and Chocolatey Strands to serve.

1 serving = 133g

Nutritional Information for the recipe Halloween Mini Layer Cake

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 2278kJ
Fat 28.87g 25.10g
Carbohydrate 67.24g 58.47g
Protein 3.19g 2.77g