He did the mash, He did the monster mash, The monster mash, It was a graveyard smash!
Ok, so he may not be so scary, but I mean how cute is he? My sister, Asher told me I could not make him too scary or she might to be too scared to eat him! That could not happen, chocolate cake is her favorite!
I started with my favorite chocolate cake recipe, but you can use any cake recipe or box you like! Around here everything has to be chocolate….Vanilla, strawberry, no way, not in a house full of chocoholics! I even frosted both the inside and outside of my cake with chocolate frosting before adding my green buttercream layer! I know…..CRAZY!
If your family is like mine, just place your chocolate frosted cake in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to harden up a bit so the green frosting does not mix with the chocolate! I made my very favorite frosting recipe, that I will soon share, but for now feel free to use your favorite recipe or store-bought (it actually works better for this). However, the taste does not compare!
Honestly, you have to make this Frankenstein cake! It is so cute and according to Asher very SPOOKY!
- 1 cake frosted with green frosting, round 9 inch cake with 2 layers
- 2 cups chocolate frosting
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, melted
- 3 peanut M&M's, any color you like
- 1 Twix Candy Bar*
Line a small plate with wax paper.
Take two dollops of the melted white chocolate and place on the wax papper. Smooth the white chocolate out to make two large eyes, about 2 inches in diameter.
Now take two of the peanut M&M's (I used brown for the eyes) and place them in the middle of both of the "eyes".
Place the plate with the eyes in the fridge to harden while you decorate the rest of the cake.
Take about half a cup of chocolate frosting and place it in a sandwich size ziplock bag. Cut a very small cut in the corner of your bag (you can also use a piping bag fitted with a small round tip). Set the bag aside for now.
Take a large dollop of chocolate frosting and place it on the center of the frosted cake.
Working from the center out use a serrated frosting knife* and smooth the chocolate frosting over the top of the cake. Go over the edge and down the side a little, continue all the way around the cake making his "hair" longer in the back.
Remove your eyes from the fridge*. Place a little frosting on the back of both eyes and stick them on your cake.
Take your last peanut M&M and stick it under the eyes as his nose. (I used brown, but green would be cute too!)
Now take your pipping bag and draw on his mouth and scar.
Break or cut your twix bar in half and stick one half on either side of the cake to make his bolts
*I used black licorice for his bolts but I would have preferred to use Twix bars.
*I used a Pampered Chef serrated frosting knife, but a basketweave (#47) piping tip would work great as well. If you have neither of these than just use a butter knife.
*If the “eyes” have not hardened yet just place them in the freezer. It should not take long for them to harden.
*You may have some leftover frosting.
Bring Frankenstein with you this weekend, I promise he will be a smash!
If you make this recipe, be sure to tag your photo #halfbakedharvest.