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Pumpkin Cake Will Feed Your Entire Halloween Party

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This cake is sooooo good! It may look like a giant pumpkin, but it tastes like moist, delicious carrot cake with cream cheese icing...yum! Everyone is guaranteed to love this and it will be gobbled up before you know it!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 can pure pumpkin
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 4 package cream cheese
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • Orange and green gel or paste food color
  • 1 flat-bottom wafer ice cream cone

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a bundt pan and dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
  3. In another bowl mix together the eggs, oil, sugars, pumpkin, milk and vanilla.
  4. Add your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix. Once totally mixed add the carrots and walnuts.
  5. Pour the cake batter into your bundt pan and bake for 55-60 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  6. Repeat this process again so that you have a second cake.
  7. Once both cakes have cooled it's time to make the icing. Beat together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Add the confectioners' sugar and beat for 3 minutes.
  8. Cut each cake in half horizontally. Spread 3/4 cup frosting on the bottom half of each and sandwich the tops.
  9. Put 1/2 cup of frosting in a bowl and add green food coloring.
  10. Add orange food coloring to the remaining frosting.
  11. Place one cake, rounded side down, onto a serving platter or large plate. Spread 1/2 cup of orange frosting on the top and sandwich with the remaining cake, rounded side up.
  12. Next, frost the entire cake with orange frosting and set in fridge for 15 minutes.
  13. Cover your ice cream cone in green frosting. When you're ready to serve the cake add the green frosted cone to the center of the cake.

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