these mini ghost pumpkin cakes are easy to make, delicious and so cute
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Pumpkin Cakes

These mini ghost cakes are made with a delicious from scratch pumpkin cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword halloween cakes, pumpkin cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 mini cakes
Calories 909.4kcal
Author Ashlee Marie

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 7/8 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 lrg eggs
  • 8 oz pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 C Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 C water

Frosting

  • 8 ounces full fat cream cheese softened
  • 4 Tbsp butter softened
  • 3-4 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Decorating

Instructions

Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • mix the wet ingredients together
  • pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until smooth and combined
  • spray 6 mini wonder mold cavities with bakers joy
  • bake 35-40 mins, until tester comes out clean
  • Let Cool

Frosting

  • Beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth
  • add the powdered sugar and mix, scraping the sides, until smooth and just the right thickness (more of less powdered sugar to get the right texture)
  • level the cakes if you need to, place on a small plate and frost evenly.

Decorating

  • roll out white fondant about 1/8 of an inch thick
  • cut 6-7 inch circles - I used a plate as an easy round guide
  • center the circles over each cake and drape the fondant on top - usually you want to smooth fondant out but this time you want it to create ripples to look more ghost like.
  • add a drop or two of the gel to a small bowl and add just enough clear vanilla to make it just liquidy enough to paint with
  • using a small brush paint ghost faces onto each of the cakes.

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 909.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 145.13g | Protein: 7.01g | Fat: 35.05g | Saturated Fat: 14.42g | Cholesterol: 70.73mg | Sodium: 689.69mg | Potassium: 272.83mg | Fiber: 2.24g | Sugar: 111.61g | Vitamin A: 6635.73IU | Vitamin C: 1.59mg | Calcium: 98.29mg | Iron: 2.64mg