These fun and easy Halloween Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Mini Cakes will be a hit at your Halloween or harvest party. You won’t get “boo-ed” when you show up at fall gatherings with these in your hands. You can use a basic cake mix, or spice them up with your favorite pumpkin cake recipe.
Halloween Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Mini Cakes
• Cake mix or your favorite pumpkin cake recipe (one mix makes about 5 to 6 finished mini pumpkin cakes)
• 8 ounce Green chocolate melts
• Cake cones (one per pumpkin)
• Mini Bundt cake pan
• Small tube of black gel decorating icing
• 14 ounce bag of orange chocolate melts
• ½ cup butter
• ½ cup whipping cream
1. Mix up the cake mix or recipe according to the mix or recipe instructions.
2. Fill mini Bundt cake pans 2/3 of the way full, and bake them for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
3. Remove the mini Bundt cakes from the oven, and let them cool for a few minutes in the pan, before you turn them out onto a cooling rack to cool for another 30 minutes or so.
4. While the cakes are cooling, have an adult use a serrated knife to cut the top off of the ice cream cones. You’ll use the bottom of the cones for your pumpkin stems.
5. Melt ½ cup of green chocolate melts according to the package direction.
6. Dip the bottom half of the ice cream cones into the melted green icing, to coat the whole outside, then set them aside to cool and dry.
7. Once the cakes have cooled, you can level off the top with a serrated knife.
8. To make the orange icing:
a. Add the whipping cream and butter to a saucepan over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, and mixed together with the whipping cream, then remove from the heat.
b. Slowly start adding the orange chocolate melts until they’re all melted and incorporated into the mixture. When you’re finished you should have a smooth orange liquid.
c. Set it aside to cool for a minute or two.
9. Spread some of the melted orange icing on the cut side of the mini cakes, then put another mini cake on top, cut side down. The tops should be facing each other, and the bottoms should now be the top and bottom of your mini pumpkin cake. If your Bundt cake pan had a pattern, line up the patterns on the sides.
10. Dip the two layer mini cake into the orange icing. Spooning icing on top, and rolling it around to cover the whole pumpkin cake as evenly as possible.
11. Set the cakes aside on a piece of wax paper to let the icing cool. Once the first layer is cool, you can give them a second dip in the icing if you’d like.
12. Once the icing has cooled use a tube of black gel decorating icing make a pumpkin mouth, eyes and nose on the front of the cakes.
13. Insert the green chocolate covered ice cream cone on the top for a stem.
14. Serve your Halloween Jack O Lantern Pumpkin Mini Cakes immediately or store in the refrigerator.
Celebrate Family Fun Tip:
Speed up the cooling time by putting the dipped pumpkin cakes in the refrigerator.
Looking for more Halloween ideas? Check out our Haunted Castle Cake Tutorial.