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Ghost "Cake"

Ghost "Cake" recipe
photo by:kraft
Nothing is as it seems on Halloween! This ghostly apparition appears to be a cake. In fact, it's a cleverly disguised arrangement of cupcakes.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 10 min
servings
total:
24 servings, one cupcake each
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
1
pkg.  (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1
pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4
cup  (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1
tsp.  vanilla
1
pkg.  (16 oz.) powdered sugar, sifted (4 to 4-1/2 cups)
 Black decorating gel
5
 OREO Cookies, divided

Make It

PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix; mix well. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese, butter and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.

ARRANGE cupcakes on large serving platter or tray to resemble a ghost as shown in diagram. Spread with frosting. Use decorating gel to outline the mouth on the cupcakes. Finely crush 3 of the cookies; sprinkle inside mouth. Place remaining 2 cookies on cupcakes to resemble eyes. Store in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Prepare as directed, using any flavor cake mix.
How to Create Your Own Unique Cake
Let your imagination run wild and create your own unique cake. Just assemble the cupcakes into a shape such as a monster, jack-o'-lantern or witch face, then frost and decorate. It's easy!
Size Wise
At 24 servings, this fun recipe is great for a party or classroom celebration.
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