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!Print
- Preheat your oven to 350 Degrees
- Prep pan with a flour-based baking spray
- Combine all of the dry ingredients in a bowl
- Cream together sugar and butter until it’s light and fluffy.
- Add eggs one at a time and mix until blended
- Add milk and continue to mix.
- 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.
- Pour the batter evenly into the pan and tap against the counter to release any air bubbles.
- Bake for 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
- Cool for 15 minutes in the pan, and then turn it out onto a rack.
- Cool completely and decorate if needed!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Cakes