Halloween Dragon Cake
My daughter since she was little always loved dragons and fantasy creatures. She is one of these girls who never liked princes and never dreamed to be one. She was growing up playing with dinosaur toys, her favorite movie was Godzilla. She even watched Godzilla in its original Japanese version, my husband and I were always wondering how she could understand what characters are talking about? But anyway, it was always big challenge for me to make a cake for her birthday; we had all possible dinosaur cakes that we can find for her. This cake she found in one of the cooking magazines and she loves to help me make it for her. This week they are having a Halloween party at school and she asked me to make a Dragon cake for her friends. It will take some work but believe me the result will worth the effort! My daughter called this cake a Halloween Dragon. She wanted him to be black in color, which is a favorite color of teen girls of her age. But oops, the color of the icing that we bought is actually brown, but cake came out very cute even if the color looks a bit off…
This cake will feed about 25 plus kids.
• ¾ cup butter
• 3 eggs
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• ¾ teaspoon baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 ½ cups milk
• 2 cans of any icing of your child’s favorite color
• 2 ounces of melted dark chocolate
• Orange colored chocolate morsels for the spines and dark morsels for nostrils
Dragon teeth, eyes and claws:
• Large marshmallows
Leave butter and eggs for about 30 minutes at room temperature. Preheat oven to 350F. In large mixing bowl bit butter with an electric mixer for about 3 minutes adding ¼ cup of sugar at a time.
Then add eggs and beat more for few minutes.
Then add vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and then slow add flour and milk.
Last add cocoa powder and mix it well again.
Grease tube pan with butter and then spoon batter into it.
Bake for 1 hour or until wooden stick comes out clean.
Let it completely cool.
Cut off and remove one-third of the cake.
Get two cut pieces of cake together.
Round the edges of the cake with the knife.
Freeze cake until firm, it will help to distribute icing evenly.
Cover frozen cake with your favorite color of frosting. For the dragon’s legs use large marshmallows. Cover marshmallows with the frosting as well.
Make the dragon’s eyes, teeth and claws by cutting the marshmallows, spray your kitchen shears with oil, it will help in cutting the marshmallows.
Make wings out of melted chocolate
or you can also use bread sticks covered with fruits roll-ups, like on the picture bellow.
Make your Dragon’s flame out of red or orange frosting.
For a more dramatic look add Halloween decorations around your Halloween Dragon.