Halloween piñata cake

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  • A Halloween piñata cake filled with spooky surprises is a great party centerpiece and Halloween birthday cake idea.

    The kids are just going to love this Halloween piñata cake packed full of different delicious chocolates and sweeties – it’s the ultimate trick or treat cake!

    From chewy fangs to green Smarties, this spooky cake is the perfect treat come Halloween and is sure to be the talk of the party.

    This delicious piñata cake is much easier to make then you may think. Just follow our step-by-step pictures and you’ll have this showstopping cake ready in no time.

    You can even dye the sponge with different food colouring – try green for a rotten piñata cake look or even black for a gruesome twist! If you don’t want to overload your cake with buttercream, use jam to sandwich the 2 cakes together.

    This cake will take 25 mins to cook and approximately 1hr to prepare and decorate. If you have any cake leftover store in an airtight container for up to 2 days.


    For the cake:

    • 200g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 4 medium eggs
    • 2tsp vanilla extract
    • 200g self-raising flour
    • 1tsp baking powder
    • 1-2tsp yellow or green food colouring

    For the buttercream:

    • 450g icing sugar
    • 150g butter
    • 1tsp vanilla extract
    • 1-2tsp black food colouring

    To decorate and fill:

    • Jellied snakes
    • M&Ms
    • Haribo
    • Dolly mix
    • Maltesers