Pumpkin Harvest Cake

Embrace autumn with a sweet no-mess pumpkin cake.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

Cake

2
boxes Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ carrot or spice cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix boxes

Frosting and Decorations

2
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Yellow and red food colors
Pull-apart green licorice twists
Betty Crocker™ Fruit Roll-Ups® chewy fruit snack rolls (any flavor)
Edible glitter, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray 2 1/2-quart ovenproof bowl with baking spray with flour. In large bowl, make 1 box of cake batter as directed on box. Pour batter into ovenproof bowl. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Run knife just around top edge of cake. Remove cake from bowl; place rounded side up on cooling rack. Repeat with remaining box of cake mix to make second cake. Cool cakes completely, about 1 hour.
  • 2 In medium bowl, tint frosting with 9 drops yellow and 6 drops red food color to make orange frosting. Trim bottoms of both cakes to form flat surfaces. Place 1 cake, round side down, on plate. Spread 2/3 cup of the orange frosting over flat side of cake almost to edge. Place second cake, round side up, on frosted cake to make round shape. Frost entire cake with remaining orange frosting.
  • 3 To make stem, cut twist of licorice crosswise into thirds. Gather pieces together and twist. Use toothpick to make hole in top of cake; insert licorice stem. Pull apart licorice to make vines. Cut leaves from fruit snack rolls. Garnish cake with vines and leaves. Sprinkle with glitter. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Instead of licorice, use a green flat-bottom ice cream cone for a stem, placing it upside down.

Add a face to the pumpkin by cutting out eyes, a nose and a mouth from fruit snack rolls.

To keep the licorice "stem" together, bind the pieces with a rubber band and remove shortly before serving.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
410
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
36g
36%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.