Pumpkin Cake Recipe

I found this delicious recipe at the Life Made Delicious website that makes the perfect Halloween treat.

What You Will Need:

–   2 boxes of carrot cake mix and the ingredients called for in on the cake mix box.

–   2 containers of vanilla frosting

–   orange food colouring (or yellow and red to mix colour)

–   green licorice twists – pulled apart

–   Fruit Roll-Ups, chewy fruit snack rolls (any flavour)


What You Will Need to do:

1.   Pre-heat the oven to 325ºF.  Spray a 2 1/2-quart ovenproof bowl with baking spray with flour.

2.   In large bowl, make 1 box of cake batter as directed on the box.  Pour batter into the ovenproof bowl.  Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.  Let the cake cool for about 15 minutes.

3.   Run knife just around top edge of cake.  Remove cake from bowl and then place rounded side up on cooling rack.

4.   Repeat instructions #2 and #3 with remaining box of cake mix to make second cake.  Cool cakes completely which takes about an hour.

5.   In a medium bowl, tint frosting with orange food colouring.  Trim bottoms of the both cakes to form flat surfaces.

6.   Now place 1 cake, round side down, on plate.  Spread 2/3 cup of the orange frosting over flat side of cake almost to edge.

7.   Place second cake, round side up, on frosted cake to make round shape.  Frost entire cake with remaining orange frosting.

8.   To make stem, cut twist of licorice crosswise into thirds.  Then gather pieces together and twist.  Use a toothpick to make hole in top of cake; insert licorice stem.  Pull apart licorice to make vines.  Cut leaves from fruit snack rolls.  Garnish cake with vines and leaves.

Note:  Store loosely covered.

About Dino
There are many things that I love to do. One of those things is crafts! If I could find a job that involved crafts and being able to pay the bills, I'd be all over it! I've also found a great love for cooking and baking in the past few years. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to be able to fully get into cooking and baking to the degree that I would like to. I've also found myself making a HUGE effort to save my family money. I'm still a beginner but I'm surprised at how many different ways I've found to save money, including starting to use coupons! I hope you enjoy all that I'm about to share.

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