The perfect All Hallows Eve spooky soiree centerpiece! This fun, festive, deliciously moist three layer Halloween chocolate pumpkin cake with orange cream cheese frosting will be the talk of the town.
OMG you guys. Look what I made!!! A Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting all decked out for All Hallows' Eve. I'm SO EXCITED!!! My amazing friend Rene loaned me her daughter Danni's recipe for the upcoming holiday and it. is. delicious.
If I Can Bake, So Can You!
I've never made an awesome looking cake like this before in my life (I'm still very proud of my Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake but that's not a three layer frosted shinanagin soooo...). Basically what I'm trying to say is if I can do this, you absolutely can too. The actual recipe is super easy to throw together! A few tips (we'll get to those) but otherwise wonderfully basic. Oh and that frosting? Definitely was licking the spoon on that one.
I don't even know what's happening you guys. I love this Holiday, as is apparent by this fabulous Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake. Even so, I just can't seem to get it in gear this year. I haven't even been into costume shopping! I'm thinking it's the wedding planning? Just a lot going on maybe.
However, I will say, I've been thoroughly enjoying the drifting red leaves blowing around in the breeze outside, coating the ground and even my car! I've also been rocking the scary movies evenings. So maybe it's just a little more of a laid back Halloween this year but sometimes, that's just exactly what you need.
Tips and Tricks
OK anyway, onto best tricks to make the perfect Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake!
Tip 1: Make sure your eggs are at room temperature and the butter is softened. The butter can almost be to the point of melting, or else the wet mix for the cake batter won't set up quite right and you'll get unsavory lumps.
Tip 2: All the sifting. Sift the dry mix together and sift the powdered sugar into the frosting just to make sure everything is extra creamy and delicious.
Tip 3: All the chilling. Definitely rest/chill the cake layers until completely cooled (at least 2 hours) so that when you frost it, your scrumptious orange cream cheese concoction doesn't melt.
Tip 4: Once you've frosted the cake, chill it again to let it set up before dripping the chocolate glaze otherwise you'll get a melty mess!
Tip 5: Decorate to your heart's content. Seriously. All the candy you guys.
Alright Ms. Danni, I hope you love this version of your Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake as much as I do!!! There's definitely a slice coming your way. And if any of you have any questions about how to make this magnificent dessert, just shoot me a comment below!