Bake This Deliciously Scary Brain Cake & Bring Out Your Inner Zombie


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During the Halloween season, your zombie side might to show a little bit. It’s okay. We all secretly have a hankering for brains sometimes. Totally normal.


All jokes aside, maybe you’re having a Halloween party or you know someone who’s having one. Maybe you just want to get in the Halloween spirit, even when it comes to your food.

Oh, do I have the recipe for you. I found it from HowToCakeIt‘s YouTube channel, and it got me even more excited for Halloween!

Brain cake! That’s right, a cake that looks exactly like a brain, so the living and the undead alike will love munching on it.

The inside is a moist red velvet cake, the brain folds are made with fondant, and the bloody details are raspberry jam. So not only is it a baking project, but an art project too!

This delicious recipe is sure to be a favorite for the people you feed it too, but don’t be surprised if they’re freaked out, too.

Here’s what you need to make it.

  • Red velvet cake
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • Simple syrup
  • White fondant
  • Icing color in multiple colors
  • Raspberry jam, seedless.

For the full list of tools, ingredients, and detailed directions for making this cake, check out by clicking here!

As for making sure your brain is exactly how you want it to be before you devour it, check out How To Cake It‘s video below, then give it a shot yourself.