Wickedly Delicious Maleficent Cake Jar Recipe

In the words of Maleficent, “Listen well, all of you!” is sharing 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.

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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.


About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.