Frightfully Good Cakes Recipe

Frightfully Good Cakes Recipe
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Frightfully Good Cakes Recipe

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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
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 50 min. + standing

Ingredients

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

Directions

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 as desired. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Frightfully Good Cakes in Halloween Party Favorites 2008, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 272 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 158mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Green, orange and/or black paste food coloring
  • 4 ounces white candy coating, chopped
  • Halloween candies and miniature marshmallows
  1. Level top of the cake; cut into 1/2-in. slices. Place on a wire rack over a baking sheet.
  2. 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.
  3. For words, melt white coating in a microwave-safe bowl; stir until smooth. Tint with food coloring as desired. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Frightfully Good Cakes in Halloween Party Favorites 2008, p28

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