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


  • 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


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


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



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



Invite your friends over for a feast


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



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