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Ghostly Pirate Cake

Ahoy, mateys! Even land-lubbers will appreciate the sweet yet spooky details on this dessert that’s perfect for a Halloween or pirate-themed party. The moist white cake starts with a mix and the pirate’s features are simple to create with store-bought treats.

Ghostly Pirate Cake


Yield: 10-12 servings

Ghostly Pirate Cake

Ghostly Pirate Cake


Ghostly Pirate Cake Ingredients

1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix

½ cup butter, softened

4-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

5 tablespoons 2% milk

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 red Fruit Roll-Ups, unrolled

Shredded coconut and black food coloring

Assorted candies of your choice (Fruit by the Foot fruit roll, M&M’s, black licorice twists, caramels, plain chocolate bar, dark purple Gummi Life Saver, red-hot candy and gold candy coins)

Ghostly Pirate Cake Directions

1 Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to cool completely.

2 Cut two pieces from the lower edges of each cake, forming a pirates head (save small pieces for another use).

3  For the frosting, in a large bowl, beat butter until fluffy. Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla; beat until smooth.

4 Place on cake layer on a serving platter; top with ½ cup frosting; top with the second cake layer. Frost top and sides with remaining frosting.

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