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    Halloween Monster of a Cake

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    Rollin in the Dough!'s Note:

    I made this for Halloween Night and my guests were so impressed. My dad couldn't stop raving about it, he thought I bought it from a bakery or Cake Boss! The pistachio filling is soooo good. I serve with Blue Bunny Pistachio Almond ice cream, yum! Please read directions throughly before starting the tips will help. Recipe from Phyllis Hoffman "Celebrate" Halloween Edition

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    Serves: 12



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    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box devil's food cake mix
    • 1 1/4 cups water
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix
    • 1 1/4 cups water
    • 1/3 cup oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon green food coloring

    Pistachio Filling

    Chocolate Ganache Icing


    1. 1
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 350.
    3. 3
      Spray 4, 8-9" round cake pans with nonstick spray and flour.
    4. 4
      Line bottom of pans with parchment paper, spray parchment; set aside.
    5. 5
      Prepare devil's food cake mix according to package directions (I listed the ing. for Betty Crocker cake mix, not sure if all brands use the same ing.)Divide between 2 pans and bake according to package directions.
    6. 6
      Cool COMPLETELY.
    7. 7
      Prepare white cake mix according to package directions, add green food coloring.
    8. 8
      Divide batter between 2 remaining pans and bake according to package directions.
    9. 9
      Cool COMPLETELY.
    10. 10
      *Tips* I cut off the rounded tops of cakes to even them out and then put in freezer so when I frost the crumbles will not get in frosting. Put a sheet of wax paper on cake stand or plate then put cake layers on, when you are done just pull out the wax paper and your plate will be clean. Put the top of cakes facing down so you have a nice flat area to spread filling and frost top layer.
    11. 11
      Spread Pistachio filling evenly between layers (about 1 1/8-1/4c each).
    12. 12
      Spread Chocolate Ganache Icing evenly over top and sides of cake, if icing sets up on cake before you can blend it all put cake in oven on WARM setting for a bit to soften then blend top and sides well.
    13. 13
      Garnish with chopped pistachios.
    14. 14
      Pistachio Filling:.
    15. 15
      In a lg bowl, combine pudding mix, cream, sour cream, milk and powdered sugar.
    16. 16
      Beat at med speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, refrigerate at least one hour or until ready to use.
    17. 17
      Chocolate Ganache Icing:.
    18. 18
      In a lg bowl, place chocolate; in a lg saucepan combine cream, butter, liquer and vanilla.
    19. 19
      Bring to a boil over med-high heat; pour over chocolate whisking until chocolate is melted and smooth.
    20. 20
      Refrigerate for 45 min to an hour until spreading consistency is reached.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 03, 2010


      I originally made this cake for a special cake walk at my daughter's school. I had to make another one for home because it was such a hit. Instead of the pistachio pudding, I used cookies and cream. The ganache was delicious. You need to keep it in the refrigerator (mine was 90 minutes) and watch it closely. Once it sets, it can be left out at room temperature. It spreads just like a soft fudge and is so beautiful. I plan to make this again for the holidays as I promised my girlfriend one!

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    • on November 02, 2010


      This cake was SO SIMPLE to make~ though it looks like you slaved over it! I used 8" pans for height and used Wilton Mossy Green coloring paste to acheive the "Franken-green" color in the cake and filling! Everyone RAVED about it!

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    • on September 03, 2013


      I have made this cake for my husband's birthday for the last 4 years! It is absolutely delicious, and my secret is I make the devil's food and white cake from scratch. It is a little more work, but everyone raves about it! Tell someone they are very special by making them this cake. They will love you for it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Halloween Monster of a Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (371 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1322.6
    Calories from Fat 810
    Total Fat 90.0 g
    Saturated Fat 40.6 g
    Cholesterol 237.9 mg
    Sodium 980.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 122.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 88.5 g
    Protein 15.2 g

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