Pumpkin Ghost Cakes

Monday, October 31, 2011



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

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

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

  4. Those little cakes look so perfect!!

    Happy Halloween!

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

  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.

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

    You guys look adorable!

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

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

  10. cute cute cute!

    cute costumes!
    cute cakes!

  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!

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

  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!

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

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

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