Spooky Eyeball Halloween Cake

Prep Time: 60 Minutes
Cook Time:
Total Time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
Servings: 12

Your little goblins and witches will be wide-eyed with excitement making this fun Halloween cake!

Ingredient List

  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ devil’s food cake mix
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 containers (12 oz each) Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting (3 cups)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Betty Crocker™ neon gel food colors (orange, purple and lime green)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 package (0.88 oz) Betty Crocker™ Candy Shop candy eyeballs


  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease or spray bottoms and sides of three 8-inch round cake pans.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour 1 1/3 cups batter in each pan.
  3. Bake cakes 17 to 21 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Divide frosting into 3 small bowls (1 cup each). Stir 1/2 teaspoon different color of food color into each bowl. Fit 3 separate decorating bags with 1/2-inch round piping tip; fill each with different color frosting. Place first cake layer on plate. Using green frosting, pipe around top edge of cake layer, forming a thick frosting border. Spread additional frosting over top of cake inside frosting border. Top with second cake layer; repeat border and filling with purple frosting. Place third cake layer on top; repeat with orange frosting. Pipe remaining frosting into mounds over top of cake, alternating colors and sizes of mounds.
  5. Decorate as desired using candy eyeballs on frosting mounds and side of cake. Store cake covered at room temperature.