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Pumpkin Spice Ghost Cake
Level
Easy
Prep
25 minutes
Cook
35 minutes
Servings
12 servings
  • Surprise your trick-or treaters with this hauntingly-good pumpkin spice cake with a rich cream cheese frosting.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Libby's
100% PURE PUMPKIN
LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 15 oz
NET WT 15 oz (425 g)
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 package (18 ounces) spice or carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Black string licorice, chocolate-covered raisins and Halloween candy corn (optional)
MAKE IT
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease and flour two 8- or 9-inch-round cake pans.
Step 2
Combine cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, water, vegetable oil and pumpkin pie spice in large mixer bowl until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes or until thoroughly mixed. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Step 3
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Step 4
Beat cream cheese, margarine and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Spread between layers and on top and side of cake.
Step 5
Form licorice strings into ghost shapes; press into side of frosted cake. Use chocolate-covered raisins for eyes. Arrange candy corn between ghosts on side and around top edge of frosted cake.
VARIATIONS
If using 29oz Libby’s Pure Pumpkin
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