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Witch's Hat Cake

 Witch's Hat Cake
You don't need a special pan to put together this fun witch cake using a packaged cake mix, prepared frosting and assorted candies. She'll come together so quickly, you'll think it's magic!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
10-12 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (12 ounces) whipped vanilla frosting
  • 3 tablespoons dark baking cocoa
  • 8 drops green food coloring, optional
  • ASSORTED CANDIES: Large marshmallow, 2 brown M&M's, 1 spearmint leaf, one 6-inch piece red shoestring licorice and a burnt peanut


  • Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions. Place 2
  • tablespoons batter into each of five paper-lined muffin cups. Spread
  • remaining batter in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. square baking pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool cupcakes for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to
  • cool completely. Cool cake for 10 minutes before inverting onto a
  • wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cut cake into an 8-in. x 8-in. x 6-in. triangle. Cut the cake scraps
  • into two 4-in. x 4-in. x 3-in. triangles. Save the remaining cake
  • for another use.
  • For hat, position the large triangle on a 16-in. square covered
  • board. For the face, place the two smaller triangles below the hat
  • with the 3-in. sides touching the base of the hat. Arrange cupcakes
  • around the edge of the face. (see diagram/photo).
  • Place 1 cup frosting in a bowl; stir in baking cocoa. Place remaining

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Witch's Hat Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • frosting in a bowl; tint green. Frost witch's hat with cocoa
  • frosting. Frost remaining cake and cupcakes with green icing.
  • Cut marshmallow in half. Place on cake for eyes; add M&M's for
  • pupils. Add spearmint leaf nose, red licorice mouth and a burnt
  • peanut wart. Yield: 10-12 servings.