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Witch "cake"

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes (Total Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 24
  • 1 package (2-layer size) Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 package (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  • 1 package (4-serving size) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) Butter Softened
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 8 drops Green Food Coloring
  • 1 package (16 ounce) Powdered Sugar, Sifted (4 To 4.5 Cups)
  • 1 tube (0.75 ounce) Black Decorating Gel
  • 12 OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Divided
  • 3 JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 4 pieces Black String Licorice (2 Inches Each)
  • PREPARE cake batter as directed on package. Add dry pudding mix; mix well. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

    BEAT cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food coloring in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.

    ARRANGE cupcakes on large serving platter or tray to resemble a witch's head; spread with frosting. Use decorating gel to outline the mouth and hat on the cupcakes. Finely crush 11 of the cookies; sprinkle inside mouth and hat. Cut remaining cookie crosswise in half; place on cupcakes for eyes. Place marshmallows in mouth for teeth. Arrange licorice to resemble eyebrows and nose. Store in refrigerator.



    Prepare as directed, using any flavor cake mix.

    How to Create Your Own Unique Cake

    Let your imagination run wild and create your own unique cake. Just assemble the cupcakes into a shape such as a ghost, jack-o'-lantern or monster face, then frost and decorate. It's easy!