This Monster Bundt Cake will be the hit of your Halloween party! Start with a box cake mix and end with a terrifyingly delicious dessert!
This Monster Bundt Cake was so easy to make and a big hit in our house! We started with a box cake mix , added our own touch, then finished up with a deliciously creepy green slime icing. The kids loved adding eyeballs and sprinkles to top it all off. Try these other spooky recipes for your Halloween party too: Spider Cookies, I-scream Halloween Floats, Killer Apple Cider Halloween Cupcakes, Murderous Cheesecake Mousse!
Monster Bundt Cake
Monster Bundt Cake Ingredients
- Chocolate cake mix, egg, milk, butter, chocolate chips
- Or use our homemade chocolate cake recipe
- white icing, , whole milk, green food coloring
- small eyeballs, large eyeballs, green sprinkles
Easy Monster Bundt Cake Recipe, Directions:
⭐ First, prepare cake batter with noted modifications (or not, whatever suits you), mix with an electric mixer or electric beaters. Stir in chocolate chips, if using.
⭐ Next, spray bundt pan with cake release, and bake according to package instructions.
⭐ Then, while cake is baking, put icing in a bowl and whisk milk into it until you reach a pourable “slime” consistency. Add food coloring, and set aside.
⭐ Finally, when cake is done baking, remove from pan and allow to cool completely. Pour icing over top, then add sprinkles and eyeballs.
Monster Bundt Cake with Cake Mix
If you know me at all, you know that baking is not my strong suit. I find bundt cakes a great option because they look polished without any need for talent.
We chose to begin with a chocolate cake mix, but any flavor would work well. This monster cake is perfect for Halloween, but also a super cute idea for an easy monster birthday party cake!
I made a five layer monster birthday cake for my son’s third birthday last year and it was fun, but so hard! You can see the video of us making it below. This monster bundt cake was so much simpler, and go figure, he liked it just as well. Hah!
Monster Bundt Cake Secrets
My biggest secret tip when it comes to making a good looking cake, is finding a great cake release recipe. If you want to make one at home, we have the best substitute for cooking spray. Paint it on with a paint brush and get it into alllllll the crevices. Works like a charm!
The other alternative (which, let’s be honest, is what I do sometimes), is to purchase a baking release spray from Amazon or the grocery store. The key though is to make sure you get one with flour in it. Seriously, really and truly. This makes all the difference!
Monster Bundt Cake Decorations
We used sugar eyeballs and green sugar sprinkles, but you could use as many or few adornments as you like. Maybe some gummy worms in the middle, or squiggled icing to simulate a brain.
Don’t stop with creepy stuff – maybe make the icing pinks and purples for a unicorn cake and add allllll the colorful sprinkles!
More like Monster Bundt Cake
- Caramel Spider Sugar Cookies – use Rolos and melted chocolate for a fun cookie treat!
- I-scream Halloween Floats – orange soda and ice cream make for a spookily delicious drink.
- Killer Apple Cider Halloween Cupcakes – these cupcakes are gorgeous, but don’t make them angry.
- Murderous Cheesecake Mousse – is that strawberry sauce, or something more sinister?
Other delicious bundt cakes
Monster Bundt Cake tools
- Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Original Bundt Pan – this is my very favorite cake pan ever. It’s huge and heavy and fantastic!
- Chocolate Cake Mix – any brand is fine! You can make it as is, or use our suggested modifications. We heart chocolate cake.
- Green Sugar Sprinkles – no need to stop at just green if you want to get a little crazy, just go for it!
- Jumbo Candy Eyeballs – I always have candy eyeballs on hand. Sounds silly but I find them useful more than you’d probably expect. Eyeballs are fun.
- Small Candy Eyeballs – sometimes I even add these little eyeballs to my kids’ pancakes!
How to make a Monster Bundt Cake
Do you love monster cakes? Watch us make my son a five layer monster cake for his birthday on our twice weekly live show. It was my first attempt at a tall layer cake, and it got a little hairy there for a bit!
Monster Bundt Cake
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- +1 egg more than called for on the box
- substitute whole milk for water
- substitute melted butter for oil
- optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 can white icing
- whole milk
- green food coloring
- small eyeballs
- large eyeballs
- green sprinkle
- Prepare cake batter with noted modifications (or not, whatever suits you), mix with an electric mixer or electric beaters. Stir in chocolate chips, if using.
- Spray bundt pan with cake release, and bake according to package instructions.
- While cake is baking, put icing in a bowl and whisk milk into it until you reach a pourable “slime” consistency. Add food coloring, and set aside.
- When cake is done baking, remove from pan and allow to cool completely. Pour icing over top, then add sprinkles and eyeballs.
You may also enjoy!
10.2.17, Aug 20, 2018
Dana DeVolk says
This cake was such a hit at our party it came out so cute, thanks so much!!
When you said +1 egg do you mean in addition to the 3 eggs it says on the box for a total of 4 eggs or only a total of 1 egg?
one additional egg. so if your box mix calls for three then you would use four 🙂
This cake was the highlight of my nephew’s birthday party! It was so easy to make and absolutely adorable. I love your suggestion for an easy homemade cake release. It’s nice to know I don’t have to always run to the store to pick some up – I can make it at home so quickly!
Can’t wait to try! May I ask where your cake stand is from?
It was either Michael’s or Target 🙂
I made it with one egg. My entire cake was a disaster. I won’t be using this recipe. Thank you
I’m so sorry you misread the directions. It calls for one additional egg, not one egg only. 🙁
Can I ask what you mean by 1 can of icing? Sorry 😁 Thank you!
How much milk do you use in the frosting?