Eye See You Bundt Cake #HalloweenTreatsWeek

Eye See You Bundt Cake is an easy to make chocolate cake, perfect for Halloween. It’s coated in orange frosting, colorful sprinkles and is always keeping an eye on you because of it’s various candy eyes. 

Disclaimer: This recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek. I received product samples from our sponsors. All opinions are 100% my own.

Who doesn’t love a chocolate bundt cake? Bundt cakes are one of my favorite cakes to make because they’re just so easy! Mix cake batter, pour into liberally sprayed pan, bake, flip over and boom! Cake!

Now how cute is this cake for Halloween? It’s not very often you have a cake that looks back at you, right? I love the spooky candy eyes and the colorful frosting.

WHAT IS A BUNDT CAKE?

The difference between a cake and Bundt cake is really just the type of pan. A Bundt pan is a pan with either fluted or grooved sides and a tube in the center that leaves a hole in the center of the cake. Bundt cakes are easier to make than layer cakes because you don’t even to worry about leveling out the batter or cutting an even layer off a flat cake in order to stack it.

HOW DO YOU DECORATE A BUNDT CAKE?

Many bundt cakes also skip frosting entirely and are simply sprinkled with powdered sugar after they come out of the oven.

If you are like me and lack in the cake decoration department, Bundt pans come in a variety of styles that can add design to your cake. The most common is the grooved sides, but there are also Bundt pans that allow the cake to look swirled, spiralized or like a fleur de lis.

However, if you want to add something more to your cake, there are still a ton of options. For this recipe I used the tube style icing from Wilton in two colors and just went back and forth across the cake to create a pattern. You could also whip up a vanilla glaze or chocolate glaze.  Or perhaps a ganache is more your style.

DOES A BUNDT CAKE HAVE TO BE MADE FROM SCRATCH?

Absolutely NOT! You are more than welcome to make a bundt cake from scratch, and I have on many occasions, but adding ingredients to a boxed cake mix is more than acceptable. Because Bundt pans are larger, most holding 12 cups, you will need more than just a boxed cake mix and it’s ingredients to fill the pan. Well, honestly, you don’t need them, you’ll just have a shorter cake.

EYE SEE YOU BUNDT CAKE INGREDIENTS:

  • 15.25 oz box chocolate cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3.4 oz box instant chocolate pudding
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (entirely optional)

HOW TO MAKE EYE SEE YOU BUNDT CAKE:

  • Spray your Bundt pan liberally with baking spray. Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Combine everything up to the oil in a mixer and mix until smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips by hand.
  • Pour into the prepared bundt pan.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.
  • Flip over onto plate.
  • Decorate with icing and candy eyes.

HOW DO YOU STORE A BUNDT CAKE?

This bundt cake will keep for at least 3 days kept on the counter. You can either keep it under a high domed cake stand, or if you don’t have one of those slice the cake and place it on its side in a container with a lid.

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Eye See You Bundt Cake

Eye See You Bundt Cake is an easy to make chocolate cake, perfect for Halloween. It’s coated in orange frosting, colorful sprinkles and is always keeping an eye on you because of it’s various candy eyes. 

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 16 slices 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Halloween
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Ingredients

  • 15.25 oz box chocolate cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3.4 oz box instant chocolate pudding
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips (entirely optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Liberally spray a Bundt pan with baking spray.
  2. Combine cake mix, egg, sour cream, water, vanilla, pudding and oil together in a mixer.
  3. Mix until combined. Fold in the mini chocolate chips by hand.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared Bundt pan.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Flip over Bundt pan onto a plate or cake stand.
  7. Decorate with icing tube, going back and forth to create a zigzag pattern.
  8. Place various sized candy eyeballs on the cake.

Keywords: chocolate bundt cake, chocolate bundt cake cake mix, halloween cake, halloween dessert, halloween treats week

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Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!

Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Prize #1

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!

 

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Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice

 

 

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Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set

 

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Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!

 

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Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)

 

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Prize # 6Litehouseis giving away the following: 1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

 

Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

 

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

 

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