The Red Velvet Brain Cake for Halloween is perfect to give a more original touch to your party. Decoration, clothing and sweets are not everything at Halloween parties, so the YouTube channel “How To Cake It”, which has more than 3 million subscribers, made one of the scariest cakes for this date.
Learn how to prepare a Brain Cake where your guests will think twice before wanting to eat it. You can also create it if you are going to dress up as a Zombie for a contest that you will surely win when you eat the cake in front of everyone. We guarantee you an immediate first place since your living dead outfit plus an edible brain is the best thing they will see tonight.
Ingredients for brain cake
- Flour – 2 1/2 cups.
- Salt – 1 Tablespoon.
- Cocoa – 1/4 cup.
- Sugar – 1 1/2 cup.
- Vegetable oil – 1 1/2 cup.
- Eggs – 2.
- Red food coloring – 1/4 cup.
- Vanilla Essence – 1 Tablespoon.
- Milk – 1 cup.
- White Vinegar – 3 tablespoons.
- Baking Soda – 1 1/2 cup.
- Unsalted butter – 2 sticks.
- Cream Cheese – 340 gr.
- Icing sugar – 4 cups.
- fondant paste
How to make a brain cake
To start preparing the Brain Cake recipe you must make a Red Velvet cake (Tercio Red Hair) in a round bowl to ensure the perfect appearance. With a knife, remove it from the container and then cut it until it looks like the image we show you below. *It can also be done with a cake.
After you have the ideal shape of a brain, coat it with syrup and butter to help make the cake stick together and look moist as if you actually took it from a human recently. Put it in the fridge for a long time and then remove it to add the butter once more.
With fondant paste you will make the shape of the brain tissue. Make large strips so that you can cover the entire cake without leaving any space. With a blade you can cut the pasta to the size you want it to be, remember that the more folds it has, the better its appearance. Don’t forget to cover both the entire top of the brain with the paste and the bottom part.
Once you’re done with the fondant, use strawberry jam and a kitchen brush to create the blood effect. It doesn’t matter how much of it you use, because the more of it you have, the scarier it will look and the less edible (Which will be much better because the more repulsive it causes, the better you’ve done it).
The final shape of the cake should be similar or equal to the one in the photo. Do not forget that you must make a separation between the pasta so that they look like the hemispheres.
If you want to make it much scarier, you could destroy it a bit with your hands in order to surprise the guests or judges of the contest from the first second.
Watch the video on YouTube on how to make a brain cake for Halloween and impress everyone.