How to Make a Halloween Cat Recipe

I decided to learn how to make my Halloween cat recipe because Halloween is around the corner. Halloween party cakes are always good to take to gatherings this time of the year. This is one of my special cake recipes which is baked in plain everyday baking pans and then with a few cuts it becomes a Halloween cat. Appropriately, I made it with a devils food cake recipe and frosted it with a rich (devils food) chocolate cream cheese frosting.

how to make a halloween cat cakeHow to Make a Halloween Cat Cake Recipe

Learning how to make the Halloween cat recipe was because of the fact that black cats have much folklore surrounding them around the world. In many places the black cat is a symbol of goodness and lots of good fortune and luck. Then in other parts of the world like here in the United States, the black cat has been linked to evilness and witches. The black cat here is linked to many evil superstitions. If a black cat crosses in front of you it is a sign of very bad luck and possibly even death.


At no other time of the year is the black cat more demonized than at Halloween so I am adding a little fun (and good taste) with learning how to make my Halloween cat recipe. Halloween is observed every year on October 31. It is a holiday celebrated with costume parties, trick or treating (going from house to house collecting treats), pumpkin carving and visiting many haunted houses. It is a time for telling scary ghost stories and playing tricks on friends. The black cat is seen in decorations with witches all over the country.


When I was a child, to me the black cat, witches and ghosts were just pictures. Halloween was all about trick or treating. Sister Shirley (14 years older) would go with me. She didn’t just walk with me; she actually dressed up and went trick or treating with me. She was so much fun! We did not have commercially made costumes like they do today. We wore big clothes and masks. Sometimes we looked like clowns. One year, Shirley wore these big pants and stuffed them with pillows. She was so funny that we laughed the whole night. When we returned home, we were always so cold and tired but we warmed up by searching through all our treats we collected.


After I grew up and had my own children. I still liked Halloween. It was never scary or evil. It was a time of ending the hot summer days. It was time to enjoy the Fall smells, a time for bright orange colors and a time to plan fun things for the children. I always liked creating special cake recipes for my children like this Halloween cat recipe. I use to make popcorn balls, bake pumpkin shaped cookies and ice them with orange frosting. I would buy candy and other treats then bag them up to give to all the neighborhood children. It was such a joy to see their faces light up when I handed them a bag of goodies.

HOW TO MAKE A HALLOWEEN CAT RECIPE WITH A DEVILS FOOD CAKE  

  • 2 Cups sifted flour (sift flour, remove 4 tablespoons and sift 3 more times)
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ Cup softened butter
  • 2 Cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 6 Squares unsweetened chocolate
  • ¾ Cup water
  • 1 ½ Cups sour cream
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla


Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

Grease and dust with flour two 8 inch round cake pans (I greased, lined with wax paper, greased again and dusted with four)

Combine chocolate with water, heat and stir until chocolate has completely melted.

Combine sifted flour and baking soda and sift together.

Cream butter with sugar; add eggs beating well after each.

Turn beater on low and add melted chocolate; increase speed and blend well.

Add flour mixture alternately with sour cream; mix in vanilla.

Pour batter evenly into prepared pans; bake about 35 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes; remove from cake pans and set until cold.

NOTE: Sprinkle Cakes with Godiva Liqueur while cakes are warm

SEE VIDEO to shape cat and to decorate.

halloween cat diagramDiagram for Halloween Cat Cake

CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 4 Ounces softened cream cheese
  • ½ Cup softened butter
  • 4 Squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 Cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • Milk

Melt chocolate in microwave; stir until smooth and cool.

Cream butter and cream cheese; blend in cooled chocolate and vanilla.

Gradually add in powdered sugar; add enough milk gradually to make a fluffy spreading consistency.

Cover cake with frosting and decorate.

› Halloween Cat Cake

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

What's Cooking

  1. How to Make Torte Recipes

    Jun 18, 18 04:15 PM

    Learn how to make torte recipes from various parts of the world; recipes for pineapple and cream, Warsaw, German Black Forest, Sachertorte and European carrot torte recipe.

    Read More

  2. How to Make Dumplings American Style

    Jun 17, 18 12:58 PM

    Learn how to make dumplings American style for entrees or desserts; recipes for old fashioned “boiled in a cloth” dumpling with hard sauce, with leavening and without, some rolled and others dropped.

    Read More

  3. How to Cook Ribeye Steak

    Jun 12, 18 03:35 PM

    Learn how to cook ribeye steak with information on seasoning and recipes for Chinese beef and rice, Steak Diane, Steak Bordelaise and Italian beef steak.

    Read More

  4. How to Make Gateau Recipes

    Jun 05, 18 12:41 PM

    Learn how to make gateau recipes like the traditional French versions with selections of cake flavors and fillings; also included recipes for Gateau Saint Honore and Gateau Pithivier.

    Read More

  5. How to Barbeque Beef Ribs

    Jun 02, 18 02:43 PM

    How to barbeque beef ribs or beef short ribs on the grill using honey mustard marinade or spicy barbeque sauce producing delicious flavor.

    Read More