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Trick-or-Treat Cake

 Trick-or-Treat Cake
This fun Halloween cake looks like a giant trick-or-treat bag with lots of sugary candy spilling out of it. Amy McCoy, Huntington Beach, California came up with the idea after reminiscing with her sisters about the times they went trick-or-treating together.
12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) vanilla frosting
  • 1 tube each black, orange and green decorating gel
  • Assorted candies

Directions

  • Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a
  • greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool for 10 minutes
  • before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Transfer the cake to a 20-in. x 17-in. covered board. Create a zigzag
  • pattern on one short end of cake to resemble the top of a treat bag.
  • Spread top and sides of cake with frosting; decorate, as desired,
  • with gels and candies. Yield: 12 servings.