Hey there! Are you searching for the perfect Halloween cake that’s not only easy to make but also oozes spookiness and nostalgia? Look no further! Introducing the Hocus Pocus Spell Book Sheet Cake, inspired by the iconic film Hocus Pocus!
A Cake to Celebrate Halloween Month
As we embrace the start of Halloween Month, have you tuned in to the 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform yet? I’m excited because my plan is to indulge in a non-stop Hocus Pocus marathon throughout the month! To make this movie marathon even more delightful, I decided to whip up a fun and easy Hocus Pocus Spell Book Sheet Cake. Join me in this festive celebration by making your own and enjoying it while you watch!
Quick and Easy Recipe
Believe it or not, this cake is incredibly easy to make, and it won’t take up too much of your valuable time in the kitchen. In fact, the whole process can be completed in just an hour, tops! Plus, you can utilize ingredients and items you likely already have in your pantry. Who wants to spend countless hours slaving away in the kitchen, right? Let’s keep it real, folks! LOL!
I absolutely love creating simple recipes using pantry staples, and I’m thrilled I came up with this delightful idea that can be quickly whipped together.
So, without further ado, here’s how you can make this enchanting cake!
- Pillsbury Halloween Funfetti Chocolate Cake Mix
- White Whipped Frosting
- Black Food Coloring
- Black Icing
- Chocolate Frosting (or make your own using this recipe)
- 1 Vibrant Green Wilton Candy Melt
- Frosting Piping Bag, Couplers, and Tips
- Sheet Cake Pan
- Offset Spatula
- Parchment Paper
- Black Cat Icing Decoration
Let’s Get Baking!
- Preheat your oven to 305 degrees and grease and line your sheet cake pan to prevent sticking.
- Mix and bake your chocolate cake according to the instructions on the cake mix box. Allow the cake to cool completely.
- Ice the cooled cake with chocolate frosting using an offset spatula. You can either use store-bought frosting or make your own.
- Add a tiny drop of black food coloring to the white frosting and mix until it turns gray. This will give you the perfect gray frosting for the book accents.
Place the gray frosting in a piping bag equipped with a piping tip and coupler. Attach the black icing tube to another piping tip and coupler. Fill a separate piping bag with white frosting and another with chocolate frosting.
Pipe the snake binding and corner decorations onto the cake.
Using the white frosting, pipe a circle onto the cake.
Place a vibrant green chocolate melt in the center and use black icing to pipe the pupil. Next, pipe on some eyelids using chocolate icing. Finally, pipe a circle around the eye with the gray frosting.
To complete the design, use black icing to pipe snake eyes and add black stickings.
Finally, place a little black cat at the bottom of the cake as a nod to Thackery Binx and a hidden Mickey touch!
I know the book in the movie doesn’t have a cat on it, but I couldn’t resist adding a little Binx to my cake!
And there you have it! Your Hocus Pocus Spell Book Sheet Cake is ready to be enjoyed. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect to still be amazing and cute!
Baking the cake itself takes the most time, while the decorating process should only take around 15-20 minutes at most. It’s super easy! I freehanded all the piping for this cake because I wanted to rely mainly on frosting. The only non-frosting item you’ll need is the vibrant green candy melt!
I hope you fall head over heels for this fun and easy-to-make spooky sheet cake, just like I did! Every time I see it, I can’t help but scream “BOOOOOOK!” Don’t forget to tune in to Freeform for the 31 Nights of Halloween and let me know in the comments if you’re watching too!
By the way, if you’re feeling extra festive, why not play this fun Hocus Pocus Game while enjoying the cake?
Go ahead and make this spooktacular cake to enhance your Halloween movie-watching experience!
You can find our Hocus Pocus Mommy and Me Book Costume here!
You can print out the How-To and Ingredients below:
That’s it! Now go on and have a frightfully good time with your Hocus Pocus Spell Book Sheet Cake. Happy Halloween!