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Spooky Eyeball Halloween Cake

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  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12
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Your little goblins and witches will be wide-eyed with excitement making this fun Halloween cake!
Created Jul 26, 2016
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 2 containers (340 g each) Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting (3 cups/750 mL)
  • Neon gel food colours (orange, purple and lime green)
  • Candy eyeballs


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C) (325°F/160°C for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms and sides of three 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pans.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour 1 1/3 cups (325 mL) batter in each pan.
  • 3
    Bake cakes 17 to 21 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Divide frosting into 3 small bowls (1 cup/250 mL each). Stir 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) different colour of food colour into each bowl. Fit 3 separate decorating bags with 1/2-inch (2.5 cm) round piping tip; fill each with different color frosting. Place first cake layer on plate. Using green frosting, pipe around top edge of cake layer, forming a thick frosting border. Spread additional frosting over top of cake inside frosting border. Top with second cake layer; repeat border and filling with purple frosting. Place third cake layer on top; repeat with orange frosting. Pipe remaining frosting into mounds over top of cake, alternating colours and sizes of mounds.
  • 5
    Decorate as desired using candy eyeballs on frosting mounds and side of cake. Store cake covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    If you can't fit all three pans in the oven, refrigerate one pan of batter until others are baked, and then bake remaining layer separately, adding a little extra time if needed for baking refrigerated batter.
  • Tip 2
    No decorating bags? Fill large resealable freezer bags; cut off one bottom corner, and squeeze frosting out to decorate.

Nutrition Information

460 Calories, 24 Total Fat, 59 Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12 servings
Total Fat
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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