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Made from two bundt cakes, this cake makes an ideal Halloween cake & centrepiece. It is both delicious & beautuful (& fun to make). To make this recipe easier & quicker, you can substitute three boxes of spice-cake mix for the cake ingredients - just follow the box instructions! There are quite a few steps to make this cake but it is NOT difficult & is well worth the effort!
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- 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cups milk, at room temperature
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 1/4 cups sugar
- 6 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 9 cups powdered sugar
- green food coloring
- orange food coloring (paste is best)
- 1 green ice cream cones
- 12 large yellow and white gumdrops (6 of each)
- sugar (to roll gumdrops on)
- 2 tablespoons chocolate chips
- clear edible cake glitter
- 1Heat the oven to 350° and butter two 10-inch bundt cake pans.
- 2In a large bowl, stir together the flour, spices, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- 3In a medium bowl, stir together the milk, pumpkin, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- 4In another large bowl, beat the butter or margarine and oil together with an electric mixer until combined. Next, beat in the sugar. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- 5Alternately beat in the milk/pumpkin mixture and the flour mixture until just combined.
- 6Divide the batter between the two prepared pans. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
- 7Cool the cakes in the pans for 15 minutes, then turn them out onto wire racks to cool completely.
- 9In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Mix in the vanilla extract. Then beat in the powdered sugar gradually until the frosting is a spreadable consistency. Color about 1 cup of the frosting green and the rest orange.
- 11Trim the bottoms of the cakes so they lie flat against each other. Frost the flat surface of the bottom cake and place the other cake on top. Frost the entire cake orange. When the frosting dries, add green frosting leaves and top with the ice cream cone to create a stem.
- 13Sprinkle sugar over your work surface and use a rolling pin to flatten 12 large yellow and white gumdrops together into a pancake about 1/4 inch thick.
- 14Adults only - use a knife to cut out the eyes, nose and mouth. Microwave 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips for about 60 seconds.
- 15Dip the left side and bottom of the facial features in the melted chocolate. Dab a small amount of water onto the top surface of each feature, sprinkle the edible glitter on top, then press the facial features onto the cake.
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Nutritional Facts for Halloween Fun - Pumpkin Cake O' Lantern (Jack O'lantern)
Serving Size: 1 (178 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 24
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 588.1
- Calories from Fat 188
- Total Fat 20.9 g
- Saturated Fat 10.0 g
- Cholesterol 89.4 mg
- Sodium 393.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 95.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
- Sugars 67.7 g
- Protein 6.4 g