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This cheat’s cake is the ultimate Halloween centrepiece. Decorate with ghostly meringues, sprinkles and icing eyes.

  • Serves16
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time10 minutes, + cooling time


  • 300g pkt Queen Meringue & Pavlova Powder Mix
  • 2 x 600g Coles Chocolate Mud Cakes, icing removed
  • 400g tub chocolate frosting
  • Black writing icing, to decorate
  • Coles Halloween Sprinkles, to decorate
  • Icing eyes, to decorate

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 100°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Prepare the meringue mix in a bowl following packet directions. Place the meringue mixture in a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain nozzle. Pipe onto lined tray. Bake for 1 hour or until meringues are dry to the touch. Leave in the oven, with the door ajar, to cool completely.
  2. Step 2

    Place 1 cake on a serving platter. Spread top and side with half the frosting. Top with the remaining cake and spread with the remaining frosting. Decorate meringues with black writing icing to make faces. Arrange on the top and side of the cake. Decorate with sprinkles and icing eyes.