The best treat for all your Halloween needs! These chocolate cake skulls are so easy to make and have the most festive look! My big goal with these chocolate skulls was to keep the recipe easy. I don’t bake cakes (really ever) and I wanted something simple. And what’s simpler than a chocolate cake box?! Yes, I know this is not the ‘right’ way to make a cake and its frowned upon. But sometimes you need an easier option when you are in a hurry or don’t want to spend all the time mixing the ingredients.

There are a few things to note about this recipe. The box recommends water and I switched the water for milk. I also added one more egg to what was recommended on the box. The goals was to make the box cake taste a bit better without making it any harder to make. Also, to get the skull shape you will need to have the skull cake pan. You can get this pan at Target by following this link: Skull Pan. I found mine for $10 and it’s totally worth the money as you can utilize it for years to come!

For the decoration on the chocolate cake skulls, I got the cookie icing that you can find at Walmart. This way I could cut the tip and just run with it. It wasn’t perfect decor by any stretch but it worked just fine! I will definitely be looking into some betters options in the future. No one said the skulls had to be perfect right?! Lastly, I didn’t spray the pans with cooking spray, I covered them in cocoa powder. This way it didn’t stick to the pan and gave the skulls a two-tone look which I think made them look more dynamic and spooky!

Overall Review: 5/5

These chocolate cake skulls are so easy to make and take very little effort! I hope that you enjoy them and the festive air they give you in the holidays! If you make them, please post a photo in the comments below!

Chocolate Cake Skulls Recipe

  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 bag White Icing
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Sprinkle cocoa powder into the skulls in cake pan

  3. Pour cake mix into a medium bowl.

  4. Add milk, vegetable oil and eggs to cake mix. Whisk well to combine.

  5. Pour mixture into skull pan until each skull is about 2/3 full.

  6. Cook for 14 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick and making sure the toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Let sit for a few minutes to cool and then transfer to wire rack.

  8. Repeat until all batter has been used.

  9. If you want to icing/decorate the skulls, place skulls in fridge for 15-20 minutes so the cake cools down.

  10. Decorate however you wish. Cool in fridge so icing sets and serve with a glass of milk! Enjoy!

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