Halloween piñata cake

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  • This Halloween piñata cake is fun to make and full of tasty treats.

    Kids will love this Halloween piñata cake packed full of different delicious chocolates and sweeties. From chewy fangs to green Smarties, this spooky cake is the perfect October bake and makes an excellent Halloween birthday cake too. The easy 8-step cake will take 25 mins to cook and approximately 1hr to prepare and decorate. For added effect, dye the sponge with different food colourings – think green for a rotten piñata cake look or even black for a gruesome twist.

     

    Ingredients

    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