Spooky Skull Cakes

Spooky Skull Cakes
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In the season of ghosts, goblins and Stranger Things, I thought it would be pretty appropriate to make a spooky treat for Halloween. This year, I made some spooky skull cakes.

It started out as a love affair with a skull pan I found on Amazon. I knew that I wanted to do something with it, but I’m terrible at baking. I also wanted to try out Swerve Sweetener because I’m aiming to cut carbs and sugar from my life drastically. I got to try my hand at both, and I’m excited to share this recipe with you.

I will say that although swerve bakes like sugar, and can be used in a 1-1 ratio, it does not taste like sugar – to me it tasted a bit like alcohol. In the future, I’ll probably blend with a mix of half sugar; half swerve to see how things come out.

Anywho, these cakes are fun because they come out dark. I used black food coloring in the batter, and what I got was this deep lavender color before baking, and this excellent antique-looking brown afterward.

One thing that’s important if you’re baking anything in these kinds of pans is that you need to grease them well or use a flour-based nonstick spray (like Baker’s Joy). It helps everything to slide out nicely without leaving behind any residue in the crevices.

I hope you like this recipe! I covered some of the spooky skull cakes in dipping chocolate, and left a few “naked.” The naked ones were just as awesome – and a lot scarier!

Spooky Skull Cakes

October 25, 2017

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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsb baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sald
  • 2/3 cup of Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/2 cup butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Toffee and Chocolate mixture
  • 8-10 drops of black food coloring


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees
  2. Prep pan with a flour-based baking spray
  3. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl
  4. Cream together sugar and butter until it\'s light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs one at a time and mix until blended
  6. Add milk and continue to mix.
  7. Slowly incorporate flour into the mixture, being sure not to overbeat. Then your food coloring until you get your desired color, and add your chocolate and toffee mixture.
  8. Pour the batter evenly into the pan and tap against the counter to release any air bubbles.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  10. Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, and then turn it out onto a rack.
  11. Cool completely and decorate if needed!


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Mila Clarke Buckley
Mila Clarke Buckley

Mila Clarke Buckley is a type 2 diabetes advocate who started her food blog, “The Hangry Woman”, after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and struggling to find approachable resources to help her manage the chronic condition and live a happy, healthy life.

HangryWoman.com aims to take away the shame and stigma that comes with a type 2 diabetes diagnosis and covers topics like diabetes management, cooking, and self-care from the perspective of someone living with the chronic condition.

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  1. Meg
    October 28, 2017 / 7:05 am

    These really are spooky looking. I love the coloring you achieved.

  2. Marcie
    October 26, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Whoa! These are really spooky! Your recipe looks tasty and I think my kids would have fun icing these skull cakes!

  3. Mimi
    October 26, 2017 / 10:04 am

    These looks so cool! Need to try them! I love halloween =)


  4. Amber
    October 26, 2017 / 9:58 am

    I have seen these skull forms but didnt know what to do with them! These little cakes are so awesome… might just have to order me some of these skull forms now.

  5. Aditi Singh
    October 26, 2017 / 9:23 am

    spooky indeed. Very festive. Would have to try this some time.

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