Pumpkin and Chocolate Black Cat Cake

Pumpkin and Chocolate Black Cat Cake

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Today is National Cat Day! AND 2 days before Halloween – so the perfect time to share this black cat cake – with recipes for my pumpkin and chocolate cakes
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I happen to have 2 black cats – so when my daughter wanted to make a cake with me celebrating National Cat day it had to be a black cat! And kinda perfect that it’s 2 days before halloween too!

In this video we’ll make both my pumpkin cake and my chocolate cake along with my chocolate ganache buttercream. Even better I’ll teach you how I get this pure black frosting!

This cat cake is a play off the popular unicorn cakes and is super easy to make!

PUMPKIN CAKE RECIPE
1 1/2 C granulated sugar
1 7/8 C all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 lrg eggs
8 oz pumpkin puree
1/2 C Mayonnaise
1/2 C waterPreheat oven to 350
Prepare 2 seven inch round cake pans, I use parchment paper circles on the bottom and a non stick spray on the sides
Mix the dry ingredients together
mix the wet ingredients together
pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth and combined
pour into two 7 inch round pans
bake 35-40 mins, until tester comes out clean
Let Cool

PERFECT CHOCOLATE CAKE
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 C granulated sugar
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C HOT water
5 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 C sour cream OR greek yogurt
1/2 C oil
2 lrg eggs slightly beaten
Preheat the oven to 350
Prepare 2 seven inch round cake pans, I use parchment paper circles on the bottom and a non stick spray on the sides
Melt the baking chocolate in double broiler (or in a bowl over a simmering pot of water) then let it cool.
In a large bowl, or bowl of a mixer add the sugar, flour, soda and salt and whisk together.
In a separate bowl (or a large glass measuring cup) mix the hot water and cocoa
Then add the sour cream and oil and whisk.
Add the wet mixture in a stream to the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
Add the lightly beaten eggs slowly while beating on low.
Add the cooled melted chocolate and mix until uniform in color.
Bake at 350 35-40 mins

CHOCOLATE GANACHE BLACK BUTTERCREAM
20 oz chocolate chopped
1 C heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp light corn syrup
2 C butter slightly softened
3-4 C powdered sugar
Black gel food dye
Place the chocolate into a large bowl
in a saucepan heat the cream – until just about to simmer
Pour it over the chocolate and let it sit for 5 mins – then stir
Let the ganache cool to room temp
Beat butter and add 2 C powdered sugar
beat in the corn syrup
add more if needed to achieve a thick buttercream
pour the ganache into the buttercream and beat.
Add the black dye until you get a dark brown
Let the frosting chill In the fridge overnight to achieve a better black
Bring the frosting out about 30-45 mins before using – beat smooth and frost cakes

MORE HALLOWEEN CAKE VIDEOS
Carved Pumpkin Cake https://youtu.be/1iecEqr4bik
mini ghost cakes https://youtu.be/S4t-kWFu5kE
Mummy Crepe Cakes https://youtu.be/FmLJezFzvIA

SOME MORE FUN CAKE DECORATING VIDEOS
Batman v Superman https://youtu.be/WahyJCf94e0
Inside Out Joy Cake https://youtu.be/amPlNRw9V_M
Doctor Strange Cake https://youtu.be/HOX66gWWnsw
Tomatoa – Moana https://youtu.be/DWOn6LQ-sHw
Standing Lego Batman cake https://youtu.be/aoELewWsxDA

ASHLEE MARIE – I’m all about from scratch recipes, cake decorating tutorials and fun themed foods. I believe anyone can cook with the right tips and tricks. I love creating delicious food at home and enjoy sharing my recipes with you. I’m self taught and if I can do it you can do it! I hope that my videos help you learn to make the dishes and desserts you’ve always dreamed of making

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