DEVIL’S FOOD CHOCOLATE CAKE HAUNTED-HOUSE CAKE RECIPE

Got the perfect cake for your Halloween party! Moist, rich, Devil’s Food Chocolate Cake! Watch and learn how Martha Stewart makes this delicious devilishly chocolate cake with swoops of glossy creamy chocolate frosting making this a wonderfully exuberant cake with a dark backdrop perfect for Halloween. But of course this cake is just as suitable for afternoon snacks or Sunday dinner.

Devil’s Food Cake
Yield: 12 servings

You’ll need: Two 8-by-2-inch round cake pans buttered, lined bottoms with parchment paper, and the paper buttered.

For the chocolate cake
1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
1-1/4 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1-1/4 cups hot water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2-1/4 cups granulated sugar
4 large eggs
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream

For the chocolate frosting
6 Tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
6 Tablespoons hot water
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
Generous pinch of coarse salt
1 pound semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled

*** For directions watch the video.

Want more Halloween recipes? Try these…

Haunted-House Cake
Haunted-House Cake
Spiderweb Spice Cake
Spiderweb Spice Cake
Chocolate Mice
Spider Cakes
Graveyard Cake

MERINGUE BONES RECIPE

Are you looking for a super easy Halloween recipe for your Halloween party??? Watch and learn how to make these super easy, light and airy meringue bones cookies. You need to let them bake low and slow until very dry to the touch. The meringue bones will keep in an airtight container for 1 to 2 days. It’s a fun way to spook the trick or treaters.

Meringue Bones Cookies

You’ll need:
 A pastry bag fitted with medium-sized round tip

2/3 cup egg whites
1-2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch salt

*** For directions watch the video.

For more Halloween recipes? Try these recipes.

Halloween Ghost Meringue Cookies
Ghost Meringue Cupcakes
Skeleton Cupcakes

SHORTBREAD CANDY BARS RECIPE

Got leftover Halloween candies? Watch and learn how to turn your kids’ leftover chocolate candies and candy bars into these crumbly shortbread candy bars. These cookies can be stored in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 4 days.

Shortbread Candy Bars 
Yield: 16 bars

You’ll need: an 8-inch square baking dish

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1-1/4 teaspoons coarse salt
2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups assorted chocolate candies or roughly chopped candy bars (12 ounces)

*** For directions please watch the video.

Want more leftover Halloween candies recipes? Try these…

Leftover Halloween Candy Hand Pies
Leftover Halloween Candy Blondies
Leftover Halloween Candy Brownie Trifle