This Red Velvet “Brain Cake” Recipe Will Be A Hit At Your Halloween Party

Ingredients :

Red Velvet Cake

– Makes one 8” round pan cake-

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon burgundy gel colour
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water

Buttercream

  • 400g sugar (approx 1 ¾ cups)
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 1lb (454 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water

Making Your Cake A Brain

  • 31/2lbs Satin Ice White Fondant
  • Wilton Burgundy Icing Colour
  • Wilton Golden Yellow Icing Colour
  • Wilton Black Icing Colour
  • Smuckers seedless raspberry jam

Carve your deep red velvet cake into a brain shape

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Shower it in simple syrup. Gotta keep that brain fresh and moist!

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Roll your fondant into ropes, and twizzle it into brain tissue. Yes, twizzle is the technical term

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Cover your Brain Cake in raspberry jam. Get in all the nooks and crannies. Don’t be afraid to splatter

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Invite your friends over for a feast

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Bonus points if you eat your Brain Cake with your hands. Zombies aren’t so good with forks!

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