Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Popular for Halloween parties, this cake shaped like a pumpkin is sure to please! Prep time includes time for cooling.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift together flour, 2 1/4 cups sugar, soda, salt, baking powder and spices in large mixer bowl.
  2. Add shortening, 6 tablespoons orange juice, water and applesauce; beat 2 minutes at medium speed.
  3. Add eggs; beat 2 minutes longer.
  4. Blend in raisins and nuts.
  5. Pour into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15-20 minutes or until cake tests done.
  7. Cool in pan for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Remove from pan; cool completely.
  9. Combine egg whites, 1 1/2 cups sugar, cream of tartar, 1/2 cup orange juice and vanilla in top of double boiler, over boiling water.
  10. Beat with electric mixer at high speed for 5-7 minutes or until peaks form.
  11. Place 1/2 cup frosting in small bowl; tint with green food colouring.
  12. Tint remaining frosting orange, using several drops of yellow food colouring and 1 or 2 drops of red.
  13. Round top by cutting off small amount of cake all the way around.
  14. Place cake on plate.
  15. Stand banana in center of cake to form stem.
  16. Frost cake with orange frosting.
  17. Frost stem with green frosting.

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