Wickedly Delicious Maleficent Cake Jar Recipe

Maleficent Cake Jar Recipe
Credit: Disney Family

In the words of Maleficent, “Listen well, all of you!” Disney Family has shared a wickedly delicious recipe inspired by, yep, you guessed it… Maleficent!

What better way to stir up some dark magic in the kitchen than with Maleficent Cake Jars! Your family will be frightfully excited to join in on the fun. Check out the recipe and tutorial video below:

Maleficent Cake Jars

PREP 40 Min / COOK 35 Min / SERVES 8


  • CAKE:
  • Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 eggs
  • Purple food coloring
  • ICING:
  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • Electric green food coloring
  • Black fondant
  • Purple sprinkles


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine vanilla cake mix, 1 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs into a large bowl. Add purple food coloring and stir until combined.

3. Combine chocolate cake mix, 1 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs into a large bowl.

4. Scoop 1/4 cup of purple cake batter into mason jar. Add 1/4 cup of chocolate cake batter. Continue to alternate layers of purple and chocolate cake batter until mason jar is half full.

5. Fill a baking pan with a thin layer of water. Place cake jar on pan. Bake cake jar at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.

6. While cake jar is baking, roll fondant into 1″ balls. Shape into horns.

7. To prepare mint icing, combine unsalted butter, powdered sugar, milk, and peppermint extract into a bowl. Add electric green food coloring.

8. Once cake jars have cooled, pipe icing on top of the cake. Add purple sprinkles, and place two horns to finish the look.

Related: Here’s How To Order a Maleficent Frappuccino From Starbucks

More About Maleficent

Maleficent is the evil antagonist in Disney’s 1959 film Sleeping Beauty. The powerful and malevolent sorceress curses Princess Aurora (Briar Rose) to die on her sixteenth birthday after pricking her finger on a spinning wheel’s spindle.

However, the curse is altered by the good fairy Flora, who changes it from death to a deep sleep, from which Aurora can only be awakened by true love’s kiss.

Credit: Disney

The animated character has become a Disney villain icon with her striking appearance, which includes her horned headdress, black robes, and a scepter. Maleficent is considered one of Disney’s most evil villains, known for her cunning and ruthlessness. Plus, did we mention she can transform into a dragon?!

Maleficent Sleeping Beauty
Credit: Disney

In recent years, Disney has revisited the character in the 2014 live-action film Maleficent, which presents a reimagining of the story from the perspective of the titular character. In this version, Maleficent is portrayed by Angelina Jolie, and her backstory is explored, revealing her as a misunderstood and complex figure rather than purely evil. Its success led to a sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019).


About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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