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Monster "Cake" 

Watch as Joanne makes a spooky monster cake with a few simple steps. This Halloween themed cake is perfect for a party and your kids will love it.
prep time
15 min
1 hr 5 min
24 servings

what you need

  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar, sifted (4 to 4-1/2 cups)
  • 1 tube (0.75 oz.) black decorating gel
  • 8  OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 3  JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows, cut in half
  •   Black decorating gel

  • PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into paper-lined cups. Cool completely.
  • BEAT cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food coloring in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
  • ARRANGE cupcakes on platter or tray as shown in diagram to resemble a monter's head; spread with frosting. Use decorating gel to outline the eyes, mouth, scars and hairline on cupcakes. Fill in hair with cookie crumbs. Place 1 marshmallow half in center of each eye; place remaining marshmallow halves in mouth for teeth. Keep refrigerated.

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