Jack-o'-Lantern "Cake"

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 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
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar, sifted (about 4-1/4 cups)
  • 1 Tbsp. green colored sugar
  • 5 OREO Cookie s, divided
  • 2 miniature marshmallows, cut in half

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Recipe Tips


Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into prepared cups. Cool completely.


Beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food colorings in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in sugar until well blended.


Arrange cupcakes on large platter to resemble a stemmed pumpkin as shown in diagram; frost with cream cheese mixture. Use colored sugar to fill in the stem. Add 2 cookies for the jack-o'-lantern's eyes. Crush remaining cookies; sprinkle over cake for the mouth. Arrange marshmallow halves in mouth for the teeth.