Moist, pumpkin-flavored, bake-in-a-bowl; an easy Halloween dessert that little and big "kids" will love.
25 min.prep time
1 (18.5-ounce) package yellow or spice cake mix
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup buttermilk*
1 cup canned cooked pumpkin
1/3 cup canned cooked pumpkin
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 drops red food color, if desired
2 drops green food color, if desired
1 (6-inch) black licorice twist
1 large marshmallow
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 1/2-quart ovenproof deep bowl; set aside.
Combine all cake ingredients in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Pour batter into prepared bowl. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes; remove from bowl; invert. Cool completely.
Meanwhile, combine butter and 1/3 cup pumpkin in medium bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Gradually add half of powdered sugar; continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add remaining powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup frosting. Stir in red food color to remaining frosting, if desired.
Frost cooled cake with red tinted frosting. Cut licorice twist into 4 long strips; cut 9 (1-inch) pieces and arrange on side of cake in triangle shapes for eyes and nose. Place 1 long strip on cake in curved fashion to form mouth.
Add green food color to reserved frosting, if desired. Place marshmallow on top of cake to form stem. Frost marshmallow with green tinted frosting.
*Substitute 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.
- Use leftover green frosting to pipe vines coming from the stem.
- A large green gumdrop can be used in place of the frosting covered marshmallow.
Nutrition Facts (1 serving)
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Recipe #12032©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.