Halloween Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Carve into this look-alike pumpkin bundt cake recipe for a festive Halloween party dessert. Don't worry if you're not a fan of squash. This pumpkin cake dessert idea is flavored with vanilla and almond -- and only looks like a squash.

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Halloween Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Bake: 40 mins to 45 mins 350°F

Halloween Pumpkin Bundt Cake

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 2 10-inch fluted pans; set aside.
  2. Prepare cake mixes according to package directions, adding 1 teaspoon almond extract to batter. Divide batter into 3 equal batches. Tint each batch with food coloring, making one batch lighter, then the next batches each a little darker. Alternately swirl the 3 different colors of batter in prepared pans and bake according to package directions. Let cool 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, slowly whisk together powdered sugar, cream, vanilla, and 1 teaspoon almond extract. Tint frosting with orange food coloring until desired colored.
  4. If necessary, trim flat side of each cake to make even. Place one cake, rounded side down, on a platter. Spread the flat surface with about 1/4 cup of the frosting. Top with remaining cake, rounded side up. Pour icing over the top of the cake and allow to drip down. Top with up-side-down ice cream cone as the stem.
  5. If desired, transfer green frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large leaf tip. Pipe leaves around the stem. Switch large leaf tip to a small open tip and pipe vines as desired.

From the Test Kitchen

*To make a green stem:

Melt 1/2 cup canned green frosting. Dip cone into frosting and let stand until dry. Let remaining frosting cool to room temperature and use it for the leaves and vines, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts (Halloween Pumpkin Bundt Cake)

  • Per serving:
  • 269 kcal ,
  • 10 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat ,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat ,
  • 3 g monounsaturated fat ),
  • 2 mg chol. ,
  • 301 mg sodium ,
  • 42 g carb. ,
  • 0 g fiber ,
  • 24 g sugar ,
  • 3 g pro.

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