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!