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Devilishly Delicious Halloween Treats

The devil made us do it… yes, we’re induldging in these red velvet cakes and loving every sinful bite. This recipe uses red food coloring mixed with chocolate cake batter to achieve a fiery hue.

Red Devil Snack Cakes

Ingredients | Makes 25 snack cakes


  • 1 cup Land O Lakes Butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Land O Lakes All-Natural Eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 (1-oz.) bottle red food color


  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Land O Lakes Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 to 5 tbsps. Land O Lakes Half & Half or Fat Free Half & Half


  • Eyes/mouth: red cinnamon candies
  • Horns: black licorice twists, cut into triangles
  • Mustache/eyebrows: black decorator gel
  • Red decorator sugar
  • Beard: black decorator sugar or chocolate sprinkles

Directions | Prep time: 60 min. / Total: 1:50

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-in. baking pan; set aside.
  2. Combine 1 cup butter, water, and cocoa in 3-qt. saucepan. Cook over medium heat 6-7 minutes or until mixture just comes to a boil. Remove pan from heat; add flour, sugar, and salt; mix well. Add sour cream, eggs, and baking soda; beat at medium speed, scraping pan often, until well mixed. Add food coloring; continue beating until well mixed.
  3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 19-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean; cool completely.
  4. Starting at 15-in. side, cut cake into 5 (3-in.) rows. Cut through rows diagonally to create 25 (3 1/4-inch) equilateral triangles. Discard scrapes or eat as snack.
  5. Combine all frosting ingredients except half & half in bowl. Beat at medium speed, then adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency.
  6. Frost each triangle and decorate to create devil faces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.