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Frightfully Good Cakes

 Frightfully Good Cakes
If there is one word to describe these one- or two-bite cakes, it is EASY! Use different Halloween candies to make different cakes, such as "Boo" or Frankenstein. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
14 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + standing


  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Green, orange and black paste food coloring, optional
  • 4 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • Halloween candies and miniature marshmallows


  • Level top of the cake; cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place on a wire rack
  • over a baking sheet.
  • Spoon frosting into a microwave-safe bowl; microwave, uncovered, on
  • high for 20 seconds. Stir; repeat until frosting no longer holds a
  • peak. (Do not overheat.) Tint some of the frosting with green and/or
  • orange food coloring. Slowly pour frosting over cakes, coating top
  • and sides. If necessary, use frosting drippings and reheat. Let
  • stand for 30 minutes or until set.
  • For words, melt white coating in a microwave-safe bowl; stir until
  • smooth. Tint with food coloring. Transfer to a pastry or plastic
  • bag; cut a hole in the corner of bag. Pipe words onto waxed paper.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes or until set. Carefully remove from paper
  • and position on cakes. Add faces, candies and marshmallows as
  • desired. Yield: 14 servings.