Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Great Pumpkin Cake

Someone may have to take my new Kraft Philadelphia Classic Recipes cookbook away from me. I have so many pages marked to try, and I want to try them all at once. I chose a seasonal one today, and I had a great time baking the Great Pumpkin Cake.










Great Pumpkin Cake
1 package (18.25 ounces) cake mix, any flavor
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
Wilton orange and leaf green icing colors
1 ice cream cone

Prepare cake batter and bake in a 12-cup fluted tube pan as directed on package. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack; remove pan. Cool cake completely.
Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until well blended after each addition. Remove 1/2 cup of the frosting; place in a small bowl. Add green food coloring; stir until well blended. Spread half the green frosting onto outside of ice cream cone; set aside. Cover and reserve remaining green frosting for later use.
Add orange food coloring to remaining white frosting; stir until well blended. Spread onto cake to resemble pumpkin. Invert ice cream cone in hole in top of cake for the pumpkin's stem. Pipe the reserved green frosting in vertical lines down side of cake.


The mix I used was a Duncan Hines butter golden cake. I put my cake in the freezer for a while before I frosted it.


Frost the ice cream cone with the green frosting, then frost the cake with the orange-tinted frosting. I used a #3 tip to make the green lines down the sides of the pumpkin. The frosted ice cream cone should be inserted upside down into the hole in the center of the cake to represent the stem.




Here's the Great Pumpkin Cake right out of the pumpkin patch. Add this cake to the Creepy Popcorn Hands for part of your Halloween party menu.


17 comments:

  1. It turned out really cute! Love the Halloween stuff:@)

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a great idea to use a bundt pan to get that pumpkin shape, Anita! Thanks for sharing at the Halloween Link Party @ momnivore's dilemma.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love your cake, Anita!! It's perfect for this time of the year.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I made this cake for a work party once. It was a huge hit!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's a pretty cute cake! I made a halloween jack-o-lantern cake a couple of years ago, and it's so nice to have something festive for halloween.

    ReplyDelete
  6. AWESOME!....and it looks just like the one I saw in a magazine.I know it was scary good!
    ~JO

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a fun cake. Perfect for any fall party. Sounds like I need that cookbook to.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Just so pretty and ready for Fall. Yum! Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  9. You did such a great job! I love the little bat accents. I've never made one of these cakes but I know that my kids would be so excited if I did. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing it on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anita, I just love your Great Pumpkin Cake. It is a great idea and looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete
  11. how fun to read the charlie brown book before we eat the cake oh some great memories I am planning thanks to you come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. So cute! My daughter and her friends would get a kick out of this. Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY tomorrow and share it with us?
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anita this look amazing, gloria

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow this cake is super duper cute!!! Thanks so much for sharing on Newlyweds linky this week!

    ReplyDelete