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2X the batter for any cake recipe or 2 boxes cake mix, prepared 2X any white frosting recipe or 2 cans white frosting

food coloring

1 Hostess Ho-Ho or similar cake-roll snack item

Prepare two cakes in bundt pans, cool completely

Color most of the frosting a deep orange, reserving about 1/2 cup, which should be colored black (you may also use dark chocolate fudge frosting)

Place one bundt cake upside down (rounded side on the bottom) on cake plate; frost top only. Place second bundt cake flat-side down on top of first cake. Frost entire cake with orange frosting, making up and down motions with spatula to simulate pumpkin.

Insert Ho-Ho in the middle of the top of the bundt cake to make the stem.

Use black frosting to make eyes, nose, mouth, etc. Black rope licorice may also be used.

I originally saw this in Parents Magazine about two years ago. It has been a favorite for our family celebrations since then!

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