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Halloween Layer Cake

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This Halloween Layer Cake is luscious cake with colorful cream cheese frosting in between layers and topped with chocolate glaze. Just enjoy this Halloween Layer this Halloween and you'll want to make it a part of your festival menu every year. Feel free to express your views about this Halloween Layer Cake here.
Ingredients
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 4
  All purpose flour 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking cocoa 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Orange extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Grated orange peel 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow food coloring 10 Drop
  Red food coloring 6 Drop
  Cream cheese 9 Ounce, softened (3 Packages, 3 Ounces Each)
  Confectioners sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Milk 2 Tablespoon
  Yellow food coloring 8 Drop
  Semi sweet chocolate 3 Ounce (3 Squares, 1 Ounce Each)
  Whipping cream 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Candy corn 1 Tablespoon (For Garnish)
Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture.
Mix well.
In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa, water and vanilla.
Stir in 2 cups cake batter.
Pour into a greased and floured 9-in.round baking pan.
Add orange extract, orange peel and food coloring to remaining batter.
Pour into two greased and floured 9-in.cake pans.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
Combine frosting ingredients in a mixing bowl; beat until smooth.
Place one orange cake layer on a cake plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting.
Top with chocolate layer; spread with 1/2 cup frosting.
Top with second orange layer.
Frost sides and top of cake.
Microwave chocolate and cream on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring once.
Stir until smooth; let cool for 2 minutes.
Slowly pour over top of cake, allowing glaze to drizzle down sides.
Garnish with candy corn.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Halloween
Interest: 
Party

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