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PEEPS® Ghosts in a Graveyard Cake

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PEEPS® Ghosts in a Graveyard Cake
  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12
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Topping your Halloween-themed cake with ghost-shaped marshmallows is an easy, festive way to celebrate the season.

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

Directions

  • 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.
PEEPS is a registered trademark of Just Born, Inc.
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Put some of your Halloween candy to use in this cake by using the candy bars as tombstones.

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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%
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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