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Halloween Poke Cake
Taste of Home
I found this recipe in one of my many Taste of Home Cookbooks. The recipe can be found in Taste of Home 2006 Quick Cooking Annual Recipe Cookbook or you can also find the recipe at Taste of Home. This moist cake is delicious. The orange gelatin adds a wonderful orange flavor and the buttery chocolate frosting is great. Make this wonderful Halloween Poke Cake for your upcoming Halloween party. Kids and adults alike will love this yummy cake.
A festive cake perfect for Halloween.
- 1 18 1/4 oz box fudge marble cake mix
- eggs, water and oil per box directions
- 2 3 oz packages orange gelatin
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1/3 cup baking cocoa
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pumpkin candies or sprinkles
Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan.
Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water.
With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes in cake about 2 inches apart.
Slowly pour gelatin over cake. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.
For Frosting: In a small mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cake; top with candies. Cover and refrigerate until serving.