Pumpkin Ghost Cakes

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Pumpkin Ghost Cakes

1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
2 large eggs
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Cream Cheese Buttercream
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
4 tablespoons shortening
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray desired cake pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together granulated sugar, milk, oil, eggs, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla for 2-3 minutes, or until well combined. Beat in flour until just combined.

Divide batter into cake pan. For this pan I baked the cakes for 12 minutes. Cupcakes would take a few minute longer. Transfer cakes to wire racks to cool.

To make the cream cheese buttercream, combine cream cheese, butter and shortening in a large mixing bowl. Mix, using a mixer on medium speed, until creamy - about 1 minute. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla until well combined - about 3-4 minutes. Pipe frosting over cakes.

22 comments:

  1. these are absolutely adorable ! + i love love love your costumes x) happy anniversary, you two, & yay for candy binges!

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  2. I totally guessed The Sandlot before I scrolled down!

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  3. your costumes are awesome!!! love it! and the cupcakes are equally cute and creative! fantastic post :)

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  4. Those little cakes look so perfect!!


    Happy Halloween!

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  5. Fantastic costumes!! Happy wishes all around - and great cakes!

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  6. You look exactly like my realtor, and she is good! Cupcakes or cash? I guess you can choose. Seriously your cups look fab and I hope your Halloween is divine.

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  7. All I want for Halloween is chocolate-peanut butter anything. And these cupcakes! They look chocolatey delicious.

    You guys look adorable!

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  8. These cakes are quite beautifuland look yummy of course!

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  9. Emily love the outfits! too cute.
    and Happy Anniversary how exciting! and not a bad way to celebrate with those yummy looking cakes!!!

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  10. cute cute cute!

    cute costumes!
    cute cakes!

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  11. Adorable costume idea! I can't get Chris to stop working long enough around Halloween to dress up with me! I did make some awesome cupcakes though, not my idea, but they came out great! The concierge in my building whipped out his camera phone as soon as I brought one down to him - haha. Hope you enjoyed your halloween!

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  12. You 2 are so cute--seriously. Genius costume idea too :)

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  13. That is so funny that you and your Eric met on Halloween..I just wrote a blog post with a recipe for chocolate cupcakes..and the story of how me and my boyfriend Eric met on Halloween 2 years ago. small world!

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  14. hehe, nice costumes! and those cupcakes came out very cute :)

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  15. Aw, happy anniversary! You guys are adorable. Great costume too!!!

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  16. great costume idea! clearly, only the cool people would get the reference. :)

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  17. Love your costumes!

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