Pac-Man Cake

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This year my little cousin turned 13.  I cannot believe he is 13!   He’s my godson and we are pretty close.   He lives 2 1/2 hours away from me but I see him about once a month.   So seeing him turn into a teenager is beyond crazy.

This PacMan Cake is filled with chocolate and is great for a Video Game party!

When I called him on his birthday this year the poor kid was sick as a dog.   He had the flu and it quickly turned into pneumonia.   I felt horrible for him.   Luckily his birthday party was 2 weeks after his birthday so he had time to heal.

PacMan Cake

He decided this year he wanted to have a video game party.  His mom was renting a video game bus for the kids and everything at the party was going to be video game themed.   He wanted me to make cookie and a cake and had some pretty crazy ideas about what type of cake and cookies he wanted.

After looking around I sent him a list of 4 cakes and about a dozen cookies that I could make.   He picked 4 designs of cookies and 1 cake.  The cake was a Pac-Man cake and I was seriously excited to make it.   He loves chocolate so the cake was chocolate and the frosting was vanilla flavored.

This fun PacMan Cake is perfect for a video game party.

I tinted the background frosting black.   I covered the entire cake in black frosting.  Then I piped on the video game screen.   It looked so cool.   I was so excited about how it looked.  It was exactly how I imagined it.  I sent a picture to my cousin and he told me I was amazing.   It was cute.

Unfortunately, the day of his party they were calling for 5-8 inches of snow and Pittsburgh went under a winter weather warning.  My cousin had to cancel the party so this cake wasn’t eaten for the party.  Everyone was pretty upset about it.

This PacMan Cake is filled with chocolate and is great for a Video Game party!

Pac-Man Cake

Chocolate cake frosted with vanilla frosting then decorated to look like a Pac-Man game.
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Author: Hezzi-D


For the cake:

  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 c. milk

For the frosting:

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons milk
  • Food coloring pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and black


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking pan with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix and set aside.
  • In a large bowl mix the butter until smooth. Add in the sugar and cream.
  • Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
  • Add in the cocoa powder and mix well.
  • Add half the flour mixture and stir well. Mix in the milk stirring until combined. Add the remaining flour and mix until smooth.
  • Pour into the baking pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the edges and then remove from pan. Cool completely.
  • In a large bowl beat the butter with a mixer. Add in the vanilla and mix until blended.
  • Stir in the powdered sugar a half cup at a time until thick. Add just enough milk to make the frosting to the desired consistency.
  • Divide the frosting in half. Dye one half black. Frost the entire cake with black frosting. Place the remaining black frosting in a piping bag and pipe dots all around the edges.
  • Divide the remaining frosting in half. Dye half of the frosting medium blue. Pipe a line around the outside edge. Pipe on the video game screen. Pipe on one of the Pac-Man ghosts.
  • Divide the remaining frosting in half and dye half of it yellow. Pipe out Happy Birthday on the top. Pipe the dots in the video game screen. Pipe on Pac-Man.
  • Divide the remaining frosting into 6 small bowls. Color one pink, one red, one orange, one green, and leave one white.
  • Use the pink, red, and orange for ghosts in the game. Use the orange for a peach on the screen. Use the red for cherries on the screen. Use the green for the top of the peach and the cherry stems.
  • Finally, use the white to pipe eyes onto the ghosts.
  • Lastly, use the black to put dots on the whites of the eyes. Then pipe the black eye on Pac-Man.


The cake is a Hezzi-D Original Recipe. The Pac-Man design is from Cake Design by April

PacMan Cake for a video game birthday!


  1. 5 stars
    This Pac Man Cake is absolutely adorable!! I love the little Pac Mans on the side of the cake 🙂 I am stopping by from Awesome Bloggers and excited to share this with my followers! Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    At least your cousin knew you had came through for him even if the weather didn’t. That is an amazing job you did decorating that cake.

    1. Thank you! He ended up loving it. I gave it to him the next day when we met up for dinner so he had the whole cake to himself.

  3. OMG what a cute and FUN cake!!! What a bummer for your nephew about the party!!! He will always remember what his aunt did for his special day though 🙂 You have talent!

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