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Witch "Cake"

1 Hr(s) 10 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
55 Min(s) Cook
Guess witch—er, which—cake will knock their socks off at the Halloween potluck? Yours—if you make this cleverly disguised coven of cupcakes!
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24 servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings
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
8 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
12 OREO Cookie s, divided
3 JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
4 pieces black string licorice (2 inches each)
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Let's Make It
1
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.
2
Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food coloring in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
3
Arrange cupcakes on large serving platter or tray to resemble a witch's head as shown in diagram. Spread with frosting. Use decorating gel to outline the mouth and hat on the cupcakes. Finely crush 11 of the cookies; sprinkle inside mouth and hat. Cut remaining cookie crosswise in half; place on cupcakes for eyes. Place marshmallows in mouth for teeth. Arrange licorice to resemble eyebrows and nose. Store in refrigerator.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
At 24 servings, this fun recipe is great for a party or classroom celebration.
Tip 2
Substitute
Prepare as directed, using any flavor cake mix.
Tip 3
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 ghost, jack-o'-lantern or monster face, then frost and decorate. It's easy!
Nutrition
Calories
300
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
17%
Saturated Fat 4.5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 290mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates 45g
16%
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 36g
72%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
4%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
4%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
24 servings, one cupcake each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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