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Desserts

Jack-o'-Lantern "Cake"

Jack-o'-Lantern "Cake" recipe
photo by:kraft
I made this for a kids party and they absolutely loved it. It was so cute to see their faces! I would definetly make it again.
posted by
 a cook
on 10/16/2011
time
prep:
15 min
total:
1 hr 10 min
servings
total:
24 servings
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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
4
drops  yellow food coloring
1
drop  red food coloring
1
pkg.  (16 oz.) powdered sugar, sifted (about 4-1/4 cups)
1
Tbsp.  green colored sugar
5
 OREO Cookies, divided
2
 JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows, cut in half

Make It

PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into prepared cups. Cool completely.

BEAT cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food colorings in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in sugar until well blended.

ARRANGE cupcakes on large platter to resemble a stemmed pumpkin as shown in diagram; frost with cream cheese mixture. Use colored sugar to fill in the stem. Add 2 cookies for the jack-o'-lantern's eyes. Crush remaining cookies; sprinkle over cake for the mouth. Arrange marshmallow halves in mouth for the teeth.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Size-Wise
At 24 servings, this fun recipe is a great treat to serve at your next party or classroom celebration.
Substitute
Prepare using your favorite flavor of 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 desired shape, such as a ghost, monster or witch face, then frost and decorate. It's easy!
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