I found this cake very easy to make! I just finished this cake for my son’s birthday/halloween party.. I did find it a little hard to cut. There is allot of cake! I would most certainly make it again; I would just use a sharp knife when cutting. For Halloween fun, bake this adorable Jack-o’-Lantern Cake. Everyone will wonder how you did that!
- 2 boxes white cake mix
- Water, vegetable oil and eggs or egg whites called for on cake mix box
- 2 containers (1 lb each) vanilla frosting
- Yellow and red food color
- 1 green flat-bottom ice-cream cone
- Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups® chewy fruit snack rolls (any flavor)
Heat oven to 325°F. Grease and flour 2-quart round casserole or 2 1/2-quart ovenproof bowl. Make 1 box cake batter as directed on box. Pour into casserole.
Bake 1 hour 5 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove cake from casserole; place rounded side up on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Make, bake and cool remaining cake mix using same casserole or bowl.
With sharp knife, carefully slice piece from top of each cake to make flat surface where cakes will be placed together to form pumpkin shape. (Cake scraps can be saved and added to another recipe such as pudding or trifle if desired.)
In medium bowl, place frosting; tint with 9 drops yellow and 6 drops red food color to make orange frosting. On plate, place 1 cake, rounded side down. Spread 2/3 cup of the orange frosting over cake almost to edge. Place second cake, rounded side up, on frosted cake to make round shape. Spread a thin layer of frosting over entire cake to seal in crumbs. For easier handling, refrigerate or freeze cake 30 to 60 minutes. Frost entire cake with remaining orange frosting.
Trim ice-cream cone to desired height for stem; place upside down on cake. Cut out eyes, nose, mouth, vines and leaves from fruit snack rolls. Place on frosted cake to form face. Store tightly covered.
You may want to bake the cake a day ahead so there’s not a long wait and those involved in the decorating are at their creative best.
Just for fun, replace your usual entry in the pumpkin-carving contest with this tempting dessert.