Halloween Poke Cake

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  • 1 package fudge marble cake mix (regular size)
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 to 15 candy pumpkins


  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-inch by 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water; stir in cold water.
  4. With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes in cake about 2 inches apart.
  5. Slowly pour gelatin over cake.
  6. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  7. For frosting, in a small bowl, cream butter until fluffy.
  8. Beat in the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  9. Spread over cake; top with candy pumpkins.
  10. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

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