Witch "Cake"

4  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 10 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, one cupcake each.

Witch "Cake" Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 8 drops green food coloring
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar, sifted (4 to 4-1/2 cups)
  • 1 tube (0.75 oz.) black decorating gel
  • 12 OREO Cookies, divided
  • 3 miniature marshmallows
  • 4 pieces black string licorice (2 inches each)


  • Prepare  cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix; mix well. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Beat  cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food coloring in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
  • Arrange  cupcakes on large serving platter or tray to resemble a witch's head as shown in diagram. Spread with frosting. Use decorating gel to outline the mouth and hat on the cupcakes. Finely crush 11 of the cookies; sprinkle inside mouth and hat. Cut remaining cookie crosswise in half; place on cupcakes for eyes. Place marshmallows in mouth for teeth. Arrange licorice to resemble eyebrows and nose. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseAt 24 servings, this fun recipe is great for a party or classroom celebration.

SubstitutePrepare as directed, using any flavor cake mix.

How to Create Your Own Unique CakeLet your imagination run wild and create your own unique cake. Just assemble the cupcakes into a shape such as a ghost, jack-o'-lantern or monster face, then frost and decorate. It's easy!


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, one cupcake each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 300 
  • Total fat 13 g
  • Saturated fat 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Sodium 290 mg
  • Carbohydrate 45 g
  • Dietary fiber 0 g
  • Sugars 36 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 4 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV

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