Monster "Cake"

54  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 5 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

Monster "Cake" Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 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
  • 8 OREO Cookies, finely crushed
  • 3 miniature marshmallows, cut in half
  •  black decorating gel


  • Prepare  cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into paper-lined cups. Cool completely.
  • Beat  cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food coloring in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
  • Arrange  cupcakes on platter or tray as shown in diagram to resemble a monter's head; spread with frosting. Use decorating gel to outline the eyes, mouth, scars and hairline on cupcakes. Fill in hair with cookie crumbs. Place 1 marshmallow half in center of each eye; place remaining marshmallow halves in mouth for teeth. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare using your favorite 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 witch face, then frost and decorate. It's easy!


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 290 
    • Total fat 12 g
    • Saturated fat 4.5 g
    • Cholesterol 45 mg
    • Sodium 280 mg
    • Carbohydrate 44 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 35 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 3 g
    • Vitamin A 4 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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