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These spooky little treats are a perfect way to celebrate Halloween.  
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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You will need:

-Cake Crumbles
-Frosting
-White Chocolate
-Caramel Candies
-Orange Food Dye *non water based*
-Candy Decorator

I used pumpkin cake and cream cheese frosting.

Step 2: Pumpkin Cake

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Although any flavor of cake and frosting works for cake balls, I decided to go with pumpkin cake.


For the cake, I mixed the following:

-3 eggs
-1 Cup sugar
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-3/4 Cup canned pumpkin
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
-1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
-3/4 Cup flour

Then I spread out the batter on a sheet pan and baked it at 350 for ~12 minutes.   Cooking time varies though, so be sure to check the cake while it is cooking.  

After the cake is cooked and cooled, crumble it.  If it is still pretty moist, break it into small pieces.

Step 3: Cream Cheese Frosting

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Cream Cheese frosting pairs nicely with pumpkin cake.   However, just like the cake, any flavor of frosting will work.  

I mixed together:

-8 oz cream cheese
-1 Cup powdered sugar
-2 Tablespoons butter
-1 teaspoon cake vodka

Make sure to taste the frosting to make sure it is sweet enough.   If the cream cheese flavor is too strong, add in a bit more powdered sugar.  

Add some orange food coloring to the frosting so the inside color of the pumpkins is also pumpkin-like.  

I tried out cake vodka because we were out of vanilla.   It added an excellent flavor layer and I will probably use it in future frostings too.

So cute! I also like that you used pumpkin cake.
That's awesome! I love all of the different jack-o-lantern faces :)
TANZMEISTER2 years ago
They look delish!!!

Congrats on your first 'structible.