October 30, 2022

Halloween Cake

Two things happened on Saturday:

  • We were invited to a Halloween Party
  • I had some time to make an Angel Food Cake

Turns out we were able to combine these things by making it into a Halloween-themed cake to bring to the party!

I gathered all the ingredients together, including the pan I borrowed from my Mom. This pan has clearly been through some stuff in its lifetime:

everything ready

Next it was time to make the foam. I started whisking, then switched to the hand mixer. It took 15 minutes before I achieved medium peaks.


My Mom’s pan isn’t one of the two-part deals, so I thought it might be a good idea to line the bottom with parchment. After the cake came out of the oven (it took about 40 minutes until getting a clean skewer), I turned it upside down to cool and set.

upside down

After about 20 minutes of cooling, the cake fell out of the pan, and I think it could have used a little more upside down time because the cake was a bit denser than I expected.

out of the pan

However, even though it was dense it was really delicious. I took some store-bought lemon frosting and added some food coloring to it to make a pumpkin orange color. Gemma then cut out some eyes, a mouth and a stem to finish the cake!


The cake was a hit!

Angel Food Cake

  • Crowd: 4/5
  • Ease: 2/5
  • Took 15 minutes with the hand mixer until medium peaks
  • Baked for 40 minutes until done
  • Should have filled the pan about 2/3 of the way instead of about 4/5 of the way
  • Used parchment on the bottom of the pan, but probably should have left it bare