Freaky Halloween Cake & Pudding Shooters

This freaky cake and pudding is a great (and gross-looking!) choice for kids birthday or Halloween parties. Kids will love the chocolately flavor and crazy pudding color.

Freaky Halloween Cake & Pudding Shooters
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  • Nonstick baking spray
  • 1 package (15.25 to 18.25 oz.) devil's food cake mix
  • Eggs, oil and water as called for on cake mix package
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Halloween Morsels, divided
  • 1 package (5.1 oz.) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • Neon green food coloring
  • 30 plastic 2-oz. cylindrical or mini dessert cups*


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Coat mini muffin cups with baking spray. A total of at least 60 mini cupcakes (2 per shooter) will be needed for the recipe.

PREPARE cake mix as directed on package. Fill prepared mini muffins cups 2/3 full. Top each batter with about 5 to 6 morsels.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 3 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

PREPARE pudding mix as directed. Tint frosting to desired shade with food coloring. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

LAYER as follows in each cup: mini cupcake, teaspoon of pudding, mini cupcake and teaspoon of pudding. Top with remaining morsels. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

*Cups can be purchased at party supply stores.

Nutritional Information

% Daily Value *

  • Total Fat 8g 12%
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g 17%
  • Cholesterol 30mg 11%
  • Sodium 210mg 9%
  • Carbohydrates 22g 7%
  • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 4%
  • Sugars 16g
  • Protein 3g

* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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