I think that our Hallowe'en party is going to be extra special this year, how could it fail with this spook-tacular cake as it's centerpiece! There is nothing better than a chocolate cake covered in even more chocolate and decorated with crushed Oreos - devilishly good!
A friend recommended this cake last year, the recipe for which is here. The cake is very easy to mix, requiring nothing more than a big bowl and a spatula. I baked it in a 20x30cm roasting tray lined with baking paper. It was baked through in 30 minutes, it will spring back when gently pressed in the centre. I allowed it to cool while I make the topping.
I decided against the chocolate Ganache, mainly as I had no cream in the fridge :) also I thought that it might be too rich for my children. I made chocolate glacé icing instead -add two tablespoons of cocoa powder to 250g of icing sugar and mix together with 5 tablespoons of cold water- which has a similar texture to the ganache and will spread evenly. Work quickly when spreading the crushed Oreos over the icing as it dried in seconds!
I added chocolate orange sticks (Choceur Orange Sticks 120g in Aldi) which I broke unevenly in two and "glued" them to the outside of the cake with some of the leftover glacé icing.
Who is that trying to escape!