Cake Recipes for Halloween

Halloween is a great occasion for entertaining. Your guests will enjoy these wonderful cake recipes.

Dump cakes are just plain fun. Here is a great variation that's perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving! HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN Pumpkin Dump Cake
Gotta LOVE Dump Cakes! They are so easy and so much fun!
3 cups canned pumpkin 3 beaten eggs 1 5-ounce can evaporated milk 1 cup sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons ginger 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon salt 1 package spice cake mix 1 cup chopped pecans 1 cup (2 sticks) melted butter or margarine whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
Step by Step
Preheat oven to 350 degrees 1) Coat a 9- by 13-inch glass dish with nonstick cooking spray 2) Combine the pumpkin, eggs and evaporated milk 3) Add the sugar, vanilla and spices and mix thoroughly 4) Pour the mix into the prepared glass dish 5) Spread the dry cake mix evenly over the top of the pumpkin mixture 6) Sprinkle with the chopped pecans and then pour the melted butter evenly over the top. Do not mix 7) Bake for 35-40 minutes 8) Serve with the whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
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In spite of all of his education and sophistication, my dad had a childlike delight in certain things... one of them being pinwheels. I still have a tacky plastic pinwheel he gave me years ago. This recipe for Pinwheel Pumpkin Roll makes me think of him. I hope you'll enjoy it for Halloween! HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN Pinwheel Pumpkin Roll
Take a spicy pumpkin cake and spread it with a rich cream cheese filling. Roll it up like a pin-wheel and chill. The beautiful slices and delicious, decadent combination of flavors will be greatly appreciated by all! PS - This would also be wonderful for a Thanksgiving treat!
Pumpkin Cake Ingredients 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1 cup pumpkin puree 3 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugarCream Cheese Filling Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup confectioners' sugar
Step by Step
Pumpkin Cake Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F 1) Grease and flour a 9x13 inch jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. 2) In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. 3) Stir in pumpkin puree, eggs, and lemon juice. 4) Pour mixture into prepared pan and spread the mixture evenly. 5) Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes. 6) Lay a damp linen towel on the counter, sprinkle it with confectioner's sugar, and turn the cake onto the towel. 7) Carefully roll the towel up (lengthwise) with the cake in it. 8) Place the cake-in-towel on a cooling rack and let it cool for 20 minutes.Cream Cheese Filling Instructions 1) In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and sugar with a wooden spoon or electric mixer. 2) When the cake has cooled 20 minutes, unroll it and spread the icing onto it. 3) Immediately re-roll (NOT in the towel), and wrap it with plastic wrap. 4) Keep the cake refrigerated or freeze it for up to 2 weeks in aluminum foil. 5) Cut the cake in slices just before serving. 6) Serve and Enjoy!
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Today’s recipe on is Pumpkin Spice Bread. Tink *When I dream, I cook and bake like an artist…*
This is the first day of the Halloween Countdown here at Today's recipe on is Chunky Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce. This is almost a *two for one* since the Butterscotch Sauce would work well on many other treats! HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN Chunky Apple Cake with Butterscotch Sauce
A wonderful Autumn dessert! This is a tender, moist cake with a delicious Butterscotch Sauce. Add a dollop of CoolWhip Brand Whipped Topping for even more appeal!
Chunky Apple Cake Ingredients 1/2 c Butter, softened 2 c sugar 1/2 teaspoon, Vanilla Extract 2 eggs 2 c all-purpose flour 1 1/2teaspoon, ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon, ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon, salt 1/2 teaspoon, baking soda 6 c chopped, peeled tart apples
Butterscotch Sauce Ingredients 1/2 c packed brown sugar 1/4 c butter, cubed 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
Step by Step
Chunky Apple Cake Instructions Preheat oven to 350. Peel and chop apples. Grease baking dish 1) Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl. 2) Add eggs, one at a time, beating well each time. 3) Combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, baking soda in medium mixing bowl. 4) Gradually add flour mixture to butter and egg mixture and mix well. (Batter will be stiff) 5) Stir in apples, mixing well. 6) Spread into baking dish 7) Bake at 350F for about 40-45 minutes, until top lightly brown and it spring back when touched. 8) Cool 30 minutes before serving
Butterscotch Sauce Instructions 1) In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. 2) Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. 3) Gradually add cream. 4) Bring to a slow boil, over medium heat, stirring constantly. 5) Remove from heat and serve over cake slices. 6) Serve and Enjoy!
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Iced Pumpkin Bars

Today's recipe on is Iced Pumpkin Bars, an offering from a friend and fellow designer, Janet Wagner of A Slice of Heritage.

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