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Halloween Poke Cake


This moist marble cake features a buttery frosting and cute candy pumpkins on top. (can use candy corn also)

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  • 1 package (18-1/4 oz) fudge marble cake mix
  • 2 packages (3 oz each) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup butter, soft
  • 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12-15 candy pumpkins/candy corn


Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 55mins


Step 1

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13x9x2 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 2in apart. Slowly pour gelatin over cake. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth. Spread over cake; top with candy. Cover and refrigerate until serving.


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