Halloween Cake Recipe

Pull-Apart Pumpkin Cake

This fun pull-apart cake is made by arranging cupcakes on a plate and decorating them to resemble a large pumpkin.

1:15 prep time
15 servings
151 Rating



1 (15.25 - 16.5 ounce) package butter recipe yellow cake mix
Water as directed on package
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened


1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Orange food color*


Green licorice twists
Black licorice twists and strings
Circus peanut candy
Candy corn
Decorator sugars, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all cupcake ingredients in bowl; beat according to package directions. Fill each prepared muffin cup, 2/3 full. Bake 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients except food color in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Tint frosting with food color; beat until well mixed.

Place 23 cupcakes very close together onto 12- or 13-inch round serving plate or pizza pan with rim; place 1 cupcake slightly above the circle to form stem. Frost over cupcakes and spaces between to create 1 large circle; pipe frosting around edge, if desired. Decorate as desired with candy to form stem and jack-o’-lantern face.

Cover tightly; refrigerate until serving time.

*Substitute red and yellow food color to create orange.

Recipe Tip

- Fill each cupcake liner with equal amount of batter so that all the cupcakes are the same size.

- Use your favorite cupcake recipe or mix for the cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 270

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 240mg

Carbohydrates: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #14175©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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