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.
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
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.
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.