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Ghostly Pirate Cake Recipe
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This moist white cake is a snap to prepare because it starts with a mix. Have fun decorating it--we sure did!--Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 red Fruit Roll-Ups, unrolled
  • Shredded coconut and black food coloring
  • Assorted candies of your choice: Fruit by the Foot fruit roll, M&M's, black licorice twists, caramels, plain chocolate bar, dark purple Gummi Life Saver, red-hot candy and gold candy coins

Directions

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely. Cut two pieces from the lower edges of each cake, forming a pirate's head (save small pieces for another use).
For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Place one cake on a serving platter. Spread with 1/2 cup frosting; top with second cake. Spread top and sides with remaining frosting.
For pirate's bandanna, place Fruit Roll-Ups over top edge of cake. Tint coconut with black food coloring; sprinkle over chin for goatee. Decorate pirate's features with assorted candies. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Ghostly Pirate Cake in Taste of Home Halloween Food & Fun Annual 2006, p82

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 5 tablespoons milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 red Fruit Roll-Ups, unrolled
  • Shredded coconut and black food coloring
  • Assorted candies of your choice: Fruit by the Foot fruit roll, M&M's, black licorice twists, caramels, plain chocolate bar, dark purple Gummi Life Saver, red-hot candy and gold candy coins
  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely. Cut two pieces from the lower edges of each cake, forming a pirate's head (save small pieces for another use).
  2. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Place one cake on a serving platter. Spread with 1/2 cup frosting; top with second cake. Spread top and sides with remaining frosting.
  3. For pirate's bandanna, place Fruit Roll-Ups over top edge of cake. Tint coconut with black food coloring; sprinkle over chin for goatee. Decorate pirate's features with assorted candies. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Ghostly Pirate Cake in Taste of Home Halloween Food & Fun Annual 2006, p82

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