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PEEPS® Ghosts in a Graveyard Cake

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Topping your Halloween-themed cake with ghost-shaped marshmallows is an easy, festive way to celebrate the season. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
Water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel or icing
Betty Crocker™ orange or white decorating gel or icing
4
oval-shaped chocolate-filled vanilla sandwich cookies
3
miniature chocolate candy bars
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
1/2
cup chocolate cookie crumbs
4
PEEPS® brand marshmallow ghosts
4
toothpicks
58
pretzel sticks

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray. Line bottoms of pans with cooking parchment paper, if desired, to prevent sticking.
  • 2
    Make and bake cake as directed on box for two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, use black and orange gel or icing to write RIP on oval-shaped cookies and miniature candy bars; set aside.
  • 3
    On serving plate, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down. Frost top of cake layer with about 1/3 cup of the chocolate frosting. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost side and top of cake with remaining frosting.
  • 4
    Sprinkle chocolate cookie crumbs on top of cake to make dirt. Insert cookies and candy bars into top of cake for tombstones. Insert 1 end of toothpick into bottom of each ghost-shaped marshmallow. Insert other end into top of cake.
  • 5
    Break 8 of the pretzel sticks into thirds. Use whole pretzels and pretzel thirds to make a fence around edge of cake as shown in photo.

Expert Tips

  • Put some of your Halloween candy to use in this cake by using the candy bars as tombstones.
  • Check out other PEEPS® inspired recipes!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
30%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
500mg
21%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
63g
21%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
23g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 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 Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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