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The Great Pumpkin Cake

02:30:00 Makes 24 servings, 1 piece (61 g) each.
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Makes 24 servings, 1 piece (61 g) each.

Turn a plain fluted tube cake into a fun pumpkin shape for Halloween.

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  • Prepare cake batter and bake in 12-cup fluted tube pan as directed on package. Cool in pan 10 min. Invert cake onto wire rack; remove pan. Cool cake completely.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter in bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add sugar, mixing well after each addition. Remove 1/2 cup of the cream cheese frosting; place in small bowl. Stir in green food colouring until well blended. Spread half the green frosting onto outside of ice cream cone; set aside. Reserve remaining green frosting for later use.
  • Add red and yellow food colourings to remaining white frosting to tint it orange. Spread onto cake. Invert ice cream cone in hole in top of cake for the pumpkin's stem. Pipe the reserved green frosting in vertical lines down side of cake.

Fun Idea

Place black gumdrops on sheet of waxed paper sprinkled with additional sugar. Use a rolling pin to thinly flatten each gumdrop, turning frequently to coat both sides with sugar. Cut into desired shapes with a sharp knife. Use to decorate frosted cake to resemble a jack-o'-lantern.


  • Makes 24 servings, 1 piece (61 g) each.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 24 servings, 1 piece (61 g) each.
Calories 250
% Daily Value
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 4.5g
Cholesterol 40mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 29g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* 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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