Halloween Recipe Idea:
“Pumpkin Patch Cakes”
By: Tara Donohue ‘19, staff writer
Halloween is an exciting holiday for everyone who loves sweet treats! These adorable cakes are definitely delicious, and they almost look too good to eat. A boxed cake mix can be used, making these easy to bake. Plus, their autumnal appearance will definitely get you in the spirit for Halloween!
- For Cake:
- 1 box yellow or chocolate cake mix
- Orange and green gel food coloring
- For Glaze:
- 2 c. confectioners’ sugar
- For Decorating:
- Orange and green sugars and candy decors
- Pretzel rods or sticks
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
- Spray 12 mini bundt pans with nonstick baking spray
- Prepare cake mix (tinting with food coloring, if desired) and bake as directed on the box, filling pans halfway with batter.
- When cakes are done, unmold onto wire rack; let cool completely.
- In 4-cup measuring cup, combine sugar with 3 to 4 tablespoons water to make a thick glaze
- With a sharp knife, trim the bottom of each cake flat; assemble into pairs.
- Using a small amount of glaze drizzled on flat sides of cakes, assemble pairs to form pumpkins (the bottom half of each cake should be facing each other in the middle of the pumpkins)
- Drizzle pumpkin cakes with glaze and/or sprinkle with sugar
- Break pretzel rods to fit as stems. Moisten pretzels with water and roll in sugar. Insert into centers of pumpkins.
- Tint marzipan green for leaves. Roll and cut as desired and place around pretzel stems. Let cakes stand until glaze is set.