This zombie cake will give your Halloween enthusiast an excuse to lurch and limp around the kitchen! Children that are dressed as zombies for trick-or-treating will love the combination of zombie-friendly brains and kid-friendly cake. Complete with gushy red strawberry filling, this scrumptious zombie cake will have your child calling out for more braaaaaiiinnnns!
What You Need:
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup strawberry yogurt
- 4 eggs
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 ¾ cups cake flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- ¼ cup pureed strawberries
- White frosting
- Green food coloring
- 2 round cake pans
- Non-stick cooking spray
What You Do:
- Help your child preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Have him cover the bottoms and sides of both cake pans with a thin layer of non-stick cooking spray.
- Let him combine the yogurt, sugar, eggs and milk in a large bowl.
- Help him use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients into a smooth cream.
- In another large bowl, have him mix the flour and baking powder together.
- Dump the second bowl's ingredients into the first bowl.
- Use the hand mixer until the batter is creamy.
- Show your child how to fold the strawberry puree and vanilla into the mixture with a rubber spatula.
- Have him evenly divide the batter into the two cake pans.
- Help him put both pans in the oven.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes. Check the cake by sticking a knife into the center of the cake. When it comes out clean, the cake is done.
- Remove the cakes using oven mitts.
- Place the cakes on the counter to cool.
- Have your child squeeze a few drops of green food coloring into your white frosting.
- Let him use a spoon to mix the frosting. Encourage him to add more food coloring if he wants a darker shade of green for his zombie brain.
- Help your child use a knife to cut each cake into a half-brain shape. This will essentially just be an elongated semi-circle.
- Have him spread the top of each cake with the green frosting. Don’t worry too much about it being smooth -- it’s supposed to look like a brain after all.
- Use the knife to draw the wriggly ridges of a brain on the frosting. If you have any strawberry puree left, experiment with dabbing some of the bright red sauce into the ridges.
- Place each cake on the serving platter. Make sure you squish the half-brain shapes together so it looks like a complete brain.
- You're all done. Time to dig in like real monsters!