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Halloween Poke Cake


Marbled cake goes Halloween with orange jello 'poke' which makes is moist and delicious! Topped with a homemade chocolate frosting and decorated with pumpkin candies.

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  • 1 (18-1/4 ounce) package fudge marble cake mix
  • 2 (3-ounce) 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
  • 12 to 15 candy pumpkins


Servings 12
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 55mins


Step 1

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. 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 in. apart. Slowly pour gelatin over cake. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours.

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

Yield: 12-15 servings.


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