Pumpkin Spice Ghost Cake

Pumpkin Spice Ghost Cake

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Surprise your trick-or treaters with this hauntingly-good pumpkin spice cake with a rich cream cheese frosting.

25 mins. to Prepare

35 mins. Cooking Time

30 mins. Standing Time cooling

90 mins. Total

Servings: 12 servings

Difficulty: Intermediate


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oven to 350º F. Grease and flour two 8- or 9-inch-round cake pans.

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.

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. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

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.

licorice strings into ghost shapes; press into side of frosted cake. Use Raisinets for eyes. Arrange candy corn between ghosts on side and around top edge of frosted cake.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 servings
Calories from Fat150
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g28%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 420mg17%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Dietary Fiber 2g7%
Sugars 59g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A50%
Vitamin C0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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This recipe as it's written makes a batter more like frosting. I put it in the pan and couldn't even get it to spread out, it just stayed where ever it was moved to. I quickly added several blobs of butter - at 3/4 of a stick and baked it for 35 minutes. The taste is ok, but it's VERY dry.


This is such a good cake, you can make it all year round, just changing the decoration for the season.


Instead of ghosts, snowmen would be great and then this would be a good recipe throughout the winter! Yum!


The parents at our PTA meeting loved this cake. the taste was wonderfull. Wanted the recipe for their party on Saturday. I will make this again. thanks for recipe.


I just ran across this recipe and even though it's April I made it for my mother-n-laws birthday anyway. This cake is "TOO GOOD" to have only one season a year. I made it as a sheet cake and used the Carrot cake mix (omitted the halloween toppings-just did plain icing). Topped with birthday candles and served it at my mother-n-laws birthday gathering. Everyone loved it and I got request for the recipe. Spoke with my mother-in-law later that night on the phone, and she said Great Grandaddy had just finished a third piece. Made it three times now, everytime I've used the Carrot cake mix.


So refreshing, fun, and yummy


I can't say enough about it. I simply love it! We don't just make it at halloween, we jazz it up with different things. Like carrots on top for garnish, or coconut sometimes just to be different.

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