Halloween recipes: Devil's Food Cake

Halloween recipes: Devil's Food Cake

Spooky and delicious! This Halloween-themed cake is easy to make.

Halloween recipes: Devils Food Cake
Devil's Food Cake by Landi Govender/ Supplied

The spooky season is finally here! COVID-19 has put the brakes on any plans for a Halloween party, but you can still celebrate the festivities by making some tasty treats.

Food blogger Landi Govender recently shared a recipe for a 'Devil's Food Cake' that is n WHAT... 

"Forget about what you’ve heard, this chocolate cake is sinfully delicious like the name suggests. Which makes it perfect for all our lockdown Halloween celebrations," she says.

Landi used green food colouring to make the gooey white chocolate ganache she drizzled over the cake.  

"I got these cute little candy eyes from Takealot as they have been on my wishlist for what seems like forever! This cake is simple, delicious, and pretty spooky." 


50g cocoa powder (sifted)
100g muscovado sugar
250ml boiling water
1 tablespoon coffee powder
125g soft unsalted butter
150g granulated sugar
225g cake flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
2 large eggs, at room temperature


100g white chocolate
1/3 cup of cream
Green food colouring powder
Candy eyes

Devil's Food Cake Recipe
Devil's Food Cake / The Tocka Blog


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius and brush your bundt pan with butter or spray with baking spray and set aside.
  2. Sift all your dry ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
  3. Whisk the cocoa, coffee powder, and muscovado sugar into a bowl, and pour in the boiling water, set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and granulated sugar together, beating until pale and fluffy.
  5. Add the vanilla essence into the creamed butter and sugar mixture.
  6. Add in one egg and 2 cups of the dry ingredients whilst whisking. Add in the 2nd egg and incorporate the rest of the dry ingredients.
  7. Slowly add in the hot cocoa mixture and fold in until incorporated.
  8. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool.
  10. To make the ganache, pour the cream over the white chocolate pieces and microwave at 10-second intervals stirring in between.
  11. Add in the green colouring powder, just enough until you get the shade you want. If the ganache is runny, place in the fridge for 15-20 minutes until thickened.
  12. Pour over the cooled cake, evening out with a spatula. Add the candy eyes and refrigerate until set.
  13. Allow cake to come to room temperature before serving.

You can find this recipe and more on The Tocka Blog website

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