Sep 18, 2011

Spooky Cake

I have been itching to try the Thin Mint Cake found over at Joyful Baker! I love all things chocolate and mint always adds a delicious twist. I made the cake as directed, but used Crisco baking sticks and added a teaspoon of vanilla for a bit more flavor.


While the cake was cooling, I brainstormed about which frosting to use. A buttercream seemed to rich for the mint flavor {and I was out of butter}. I remembered the fluffy, creamy, lemon topping used in Lemon Raspberry Tiramisu...perfect! I halved the lemon cream filling recipe and used less lemon flavoring. I was nervous it would be too runny to ice the cake, but it was juuusst right!


And in the spirit of the season, I decided to add some spooky Halloween drizzle. 


For the chocolate, I melted 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips with 1/2 Tablespoon of margarine. I watered it down until it was the right consistency for drizzling. I then used a fork to 'fling' the chocolate over top of the cake.


I had a little lemon cream leftover and added food coloring {yellow and a bit of red} to make it orange. I then heated it {in the microwave} for 15 seconds...it was just right for drizzling and the color became a more vivid orange!


Mr. E and I searched for our creepy plastic spider to make it extra spooky. Nowhere to be seen...eek! 

The cake is a lovely texture and has a certain spice that compliments the season!! Enjoy!

13 comments:

  1. I love the look of the spooky cake, definitely one I have to try! I'm your latest follower from the Market Monday linkup :-)

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  2. What a fun cake! I love how you decorated it. I looks delicious.
    --Jill
    from Jill Made It

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  3. Great looking cake! Very festive!

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  4. YUM! I LOVE your recipe ! Would you come over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and share your tasty recipe with us?
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

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  5. Your photos make me want to make some cake right now! I always look forward to seeing what you've picked each week, It is so delicious and testy dish you shared with us.

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  6. ooh, yummy! Cool icing splatter.

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  7. This looks wonderful!

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  8. Beautiful and perfect for a Halloween party or family dinner! I can't wait to make this. I linked to you from Cast Party Wednesday. Thank you!

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  9. This looks amazing.. Great decorating.. I love the colors too ;))
    I have a fall inspired blog party going on and would LOVE for you to link this awesome piece to it today ) TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-crawl-day-5-blog-party.html

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  10. This looks awesome! Thanks for linking at the Fall Crawl link party!

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  11. Perfectly decorated for fall.
    Mimi

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  12. This looks great!

    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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