Chocolate Mummy Cake With Buttercream Frosting Bandages

1 Cake
1 hr 15 min

Halloween is all about dressing up in whimsical costumes and sweet treats, at least at my house. Actually, I can do without the costume and just have the sweet treats. Candy, cookies and of course cake and cupcakes. This homemade mummy cake is a great addition to your Halloween gathering; it is an easy and delicious treat to make for your friends and family.


The best part, you can make cupcakes or a cake and let the kids decorate and make their own mummy. This mummy cake made with rich chocolate cake, sandwiched with layers of frosting and creamy buttercream frosting bandages topped with Oreo cookies and M & M eyes.

Halloween doesn't have to be spooky to be fun!

This friendly mummy is sure to make your guests smile.

Bandages are easy to make and if you don't like the way they look you can scrape them off and start again.

Chocolate Mummy Cake With Buttercream Frosting Bandages

Recipe details

  • 1  Cake
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30-35 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 15 min

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup Boiling Water

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 31/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1-3 teaspoons milk or heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Eyes

  • 1 Oreo Cookie
  • 2 brown M & M candy pieces

Instructions

Directions for Cake

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9" round baking pans.
Stir together sugar, flour, HERSHEY'S Cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes.
Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

Buttercream Frosting

In the bowl of a stand mixer mix the butter and the powdered sugar beat until blended, then add salt, mix.
Add milk and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy, about another 3-5 minutes.

Decorating the Cake

Once cake is completely cooled place one layer on a plate or a round cake board, spread with some of the white butter cream. Add the second layer of cake. Frost the entire cake with a thin layer of frosting(a crumb coat) and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
In the meantime place a flat decorating tip (if you do not have a flat tip the one that makes rose petals is fine too) inside a cake decorating bag and then fill with frosting. Cut off the tip of the bag. Now make "bandages" with the frosting. I went around the cake and then did the top. The good news is that you cannot "mess up." If you do not like the way it looks simply scrape off the frosting and start again.
Open the Oreo so that you have 2 halves, place on the cake for the eyes, and then add the two brown M&M's the the center.

Tips

  • If your frosting is not "spreadable" add a little more heavy cream.
  • If you do not want to make a cake from scratch use a box mix instead.
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