Halloween Rice Krispies® Bundt Cake: Spooky Surprise Inside!
Isn't it fun to find a surprise inside things? It doesn't need to be much, just something you didn't really expect. It's a concept that has been on my mind since my daughter recently developed an obsession with those surprise inside kids videos. If you aren't familiar, hosts open up plastic eggs, chocolate figures, etc. and excitedly show the children what they found. I admit; I sort of get a little charge out of finding a surprise too.
My goal was a Halloween dessert that would look nice on the table before being cut, and would give no hint that there’s a little more to it.
From the outside, this just looks like a Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Bundt cake decorated for Halloween with white and orange melted candy, candy sunflower seeds and a bit of colored sugar. I'd say it makes a pretty presentation.
The Halloween Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Bundt Cake is also relatively easy to make, and doesn't require a long list of ingredients. It requires no baking, and is a great project for kids to help with.
It's only once slices are cut out for serving that the silly little ghost face inside makes his appearance. Though the face is simple, the iconic ghost features paired with the shape of the bundt make him immediately recognizable.
Halloween Rice Krispies® Bundt Cake How-To: Assembling the Ghost Face
The design is simple to make and requires no special tools, though I suggest wearing oiled rubber gloves to add the features to avoid getting dye on your hands (not really an issue when cutting and eating the finished dessert though).
The process of assembling the ghost face to loop around the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Bundt cake is rather simple. Full recipe below.
Just press a thin layer of warm Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® mixture on the bottom of a greased Bundt pan and up the sides. The two eyes are then roped around the bundt using black dyed mixture and filled in with some undyed mixture between the eyes. This is topped with a layer of undyed Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® mixture. Then press down gently right in the middle (between where the eyes are) to create a shallow trough. At this point use the remaining black dyed mixture to rope around a mouth forming it inside the trough. Finally, top off with the rest of the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® mixture, and press gently to make it flat and level.
Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® treat mixture was the perfect easy way to make the ghost face. There was no need to fuss with batter movement or features melting during baking. The mixture remained malleable enough to work with, and if it starts getting too firm, just warm it a little to soften.
This Halloween Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Bundt Cake was so fun and easy to make, that I am already thinking about making another in a different style.
Halloween Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Bundt Cake with Ghost Surprise Inside!
- 1 12 oz box Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
- 6 tbs unsalted butter
- 2 10 oz bags of Jet-Puffed mini marshmallows
- black food dye gel or paste, for deep color
- Butter or coconut oil for greasing pan
- 5 oz white candy melts
- 5 oz orange candy melts
- decorative sprinkles
- Grease a large bundt pan with butter and put aside.
- Melt the butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Once melted add the marshmallows. Stir the mixture frequently, until the marshmallows are smoothly melted.
- Turn off the burner. Scoop out roughly ½ a cup of the melted marshmallows and place in batter bowl (or any medium to large bowl. Add black dye and mix until black and evenly colored.
- Pour about a cup of Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies into the black melted marshmallows, and the rest in the saucepan. Stir each well, until Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies are evenly coated.
- Scoop some of the undyed Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Treat mixture into the bundt pan and press to cover bottom and up the sides of the pan.
- The two eyes are then roped around the bundt using black dyed mixture and filled in with some undyed mixture between the eyes. This is topped with a layer of undyed Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Treat mixture. Then press down gently right in the middle (between where the eyes are) to create a shallow trough. Use the remaining black dyed mixture to rope around a mouth forming it inside the trough. Finally, top off with the rest of the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® mixture, and press gently to make it flat and level.
- Allow the Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Cake to set for at least 20 minutes, then flip over to pop it out onto a cake plate
- Place each color of candy melts into a small bowl. Microwave the first color in 20-30 second intervals, stirring each time, until most of the melts are dissolved. Then remove and stir until fully dissolved. Spread over the Bundt Cake. Then gently rap the plate on a wooden surface (or on a dishcloth if you have granite counters) to smooth out the candy topping. Repeat process with the other candy melts color. Top with sprinkles immediately after smoothing the second color.
- Slice into wedges to serve.