This Ghostbusters cake is the perfect way to celebrate the new movie! Who you gonna call?
Please tell me I’m not the only one DYING from excitement over the new Ghostbusters movie!
I have high hopes for it, friends…HIGH HOPES. So if it’s totally suck-o-la, I might not be able to emotionally handle the disappointment.
Of course I have heard about all of the angst over the leads for the remake being female. Which is honestly the stupidest thing I’ve heard in a long while. And I work on the internet, which means that I hear a lot of stupid things.
The last I checked, the original movie was group of super funny people who battled ghosts — was the fact that they were men really THAT essential to the plot? Also, I kind of like the idea of a bunch of strong, smart, and fiercely hilarious women kicking supernatural butt. Seems like something my friends and I might do on a Friday night.
And Chris Hemsworth as a ditzy secretary? I ain’t mad, friends. I ain’t mad AT ALL.
In honor of the movie and my never ending excitement surrounding all things Ghostbusters (seeing that logo everywhere makes my nostalgic little heart want to just burst), I decided to make a cake.
A cake dripping in green slime, because, duh.
This cake is actually super duper simple to throw together, which makes it pretty perfect. There’s nothing I love more than an adorable dessert that doesn’t require all kinds of crazy skills and equipment.
Well, there is ONE thing I love more than that. And it’s Chris Hemsworth as a secretary. But, besides that — this cake.
I simply dyed two cake mixes (one chocolate and one vanilla — a chocolate cake mix only needs a few drops of black, which is nice), whipped up some buttercream, and poured a thick green buttercream glaze over the top.
Campfire has these adorable Ghostbusters marshmallows out right now that I’ve been dying to use! They were the perfect garnish.
This cake ain’t afraid of no ghost!
- 1 box dark chocolate cake mix, plus eggs, oil, and water needed to prepare
- 1 box white cake mix, plus eggs, oil, and water needed to prepare
- Red food coloring paste
- Black food coloring paste
- Buttercream Frosting:
- 4 sticks salted butter
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- Green "Slime:
- 2 TBS salted butter, melted
- 3 TBS heavy cream
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 TBS light corn syrup
- Green and yellow food coloring paste
- Ghostbusters marshmallows, plus lollipop sticks, for garnish
- Preheat oven to 350. Butter and flour 4 (8 inch) round cake pans and set aside.
- Prepare both cake mixes as directed on the box, coloring the chocolate black and the white one red (alternately, you could use red velvet cake mix). Divide the chocolate cake mix into two pans and the white cake mix into the other two pans. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched in the center. Let cakes cool in the pans for 5 minutes, then carefully turn onto wire racks to cool completely. Cover and chill cakes for a couple of hours (or overnight) for easier frosting and handling.
- Prepare buttercream: In the bowl of your mixer, beat butter, heavy cream, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth. With the mixer on low, add powdered sugar slowly until just barely mixed in. Change mixer speed to high and beat for about 2 minutes.
- Level cake layers and fill. Frost a thin layer on the outside, reserving the remaining frosting for later. This is a "crumb coat" and will keep the red and black crumbs from showing up in your finished cake. Chill cake for one hour.
- Remove cake from refrigerator and frost outside smooth with remaining frosting. Chill for about 30 minutes and prepare green "slime."
- In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter, cream and powdered sugar until smooth. Add corn syrup and a couple drops each of green and yellow food coloring. Whisk until smooth. Pour over center of cake, spreading to the edges and allowing it to drip down the sides. Before serving, push marshmallows onto lollipop sticks and insert in the top of the cake.
I highly recommend food coloring paste or gel for this recipe, not regular food coloring. Paste is thicker and more highly concentrated. You can find it in most craft stores, in the cake decorating section of Walmart, and online at Amazon.
I hope you love this cake as much as I do!