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.

What's simpler than a poke cake for Halloween?
Photo by Claudette S.
What's simpler than a poke cake for Halloween?
What's simpler than a poke cake for Halloween?

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

55

minutes

SERVINGS

12

servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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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