These Mini Frankenstein Cake Rolls couldn't be easier and they make a fun Halloween treat that kids will love to help decorate. All you need is mini rolls, icing, chocolate sticks and some edible eyes.
I know, I know, technically this is Frankenstein's monster, but this is what everyone thinks of when they think of Frankenstein. Kids absolutely love these, not only because they look great, but because they are full of chocolate. As a parent, I am happy because they are so easy to make, and I usually have most of the ingredients in my cupboard anyway.
Easy to adapt, these mini Frankenstein cakes are perfect for a party this spooky season, when you want to make an effort but you don't want to spend a fortune, or spend all day in the kitchen. Impressive, but on a budget. That's what we like!
Why you will love them
- Quick and easy - These take less than 5 minutes to put together. No cooking or chopping involved. Just accessible supermarket ingredients that transform when put together.
- Cheap - Halloween food doesn't have to cost a lot of money to be impressive. You can but supermarket own versions of the mini rolls to save money.
- Adaptable - You can adapt the design to make different faces. Let everyone decorate their own and see who can have the scariest face.
- Can be made in advance - If you are having a Halloween party, then you can easily make these the night before and then store them. The less that you have to do on the day of the party, the better.
- Chocolate mini rolls - You can use Cadbury's mini rolls, or just the supermarket own brand ones. If you wanted to make these much cheaper, then use the mini rolls that don't have the chocolate coating. You don't have to worry about them cracking that way.
- Chocolate sticks - We used match makers. You can get different flavoured ones, like orange, mint or salted caramel depending on what you prefer. You could use Mikado.
- Edible eyes - These are a must in our baking cupboard all year round, but especially at Halloween. Stick some edible eyes on cookies or cupcakes and it instantly transforms them. These are quite hard to bite, so maybe not for younger children.
- Decorator's icing - This is for the scar on his head and his smile. We used black to keep it spooky, but you could use any colour to make them more fun and colourful.
- Honey - This is to stick the edible eyes on to the mini rolls.
A full ingredients list with measurements is in the recipe card below.
Step by step
One: Snap each chocolate stick in half and push into the sides of the mini roll.
Two: Using the end of a teaspoon handle, put a dot of honey on the back of the eyes and stick them to the mini roll.
Three: Use the decorator's icing to draw a mouth and scar.
If you don't want there to be any cracks on the mini rolls, then you could use the cheap supermarket mini rolls that aren't coated in chocolate. Put the chocolate sticks in the side and then you could leave them like that, or you could then dip them in chocolate yourself.
Frankenstein's monster is traditionally green, so you could use some green icing to decorate it.
Instead of edible eyes, you could use little dots of Greek yoghurt and a chocolate chip. They might slide off the mini rolls though, so they won't look as good.
What to serve with Frankenstein Cake Rolls
These are meant to be a little snack by themselves, but you could serve them with our Halloween Doughnut Bats and some fruit for a fun little snack.
When we made these, we made them as part of our Halloween Platter and they were eaten in seconds. I mean, anything with chocolate is going to be eaten pretty quickly when kids are around.
Frequently Asked Questions
These will store in an air tight container in the fridge for 2 days. Try not to store at room temperature, as the icing will get warm and it might start to slip off the mini rolls.
Yes, these freeze well. Put them on a tray to flash freeze them, and then they can go in freezer bags. They will keep for up to 6 weeks in the freezer.
• Because of how fragile mini rolls are, these will crack when you go to put the chocolate sticks in them. You could use cheap supermarket own mini rolls that aren't coated in chocolate, and then you wouldn't have the cracking. But I quite like the cracking, it adds to the spooky vibe.
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Mini Frankenstein Cake Rolls
- 8 Chocolate mini rolls
- 4 Chocolate sticks
- 16 Edible eyes
- Decorator's icing - (black)
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- Snap each chocolate stick in half and push into the sides of the mini roll.4 Chocolate sticks, 8 Chocolate mini rolls
- Using the end of a teaspoon handle, put a dot of honey on the back of the eyes and stick them to the mini roll.1 teaspoon Honey, 16 Edible eyes
- Use the decorator's icing to draw a mouth and scar.Decorator's icing
- Because of how fragile mini rolls are, these will crack when you go to put the chocolate sticks in them. You could use cheap supermarket own mini rolls that aren't coated in chocolate, and then you wouldn't have the cracking. But I quite like the cracking, it adds to the spooky vibe.