Is This a Pumpkin?

Well, not really. It's a pumpkin cake!!

I used a mini bundt pan that has a place to bake 6 little bundt cakes.

Make a box cake according to directions:

Here are the little bundt cakes..

Some of them didn't come out of the bundt pan (which my sister and I bought at a tag sale - the woman did warn us that she had a really hard time getting the cakes to come out of the pan.

Hmmm.... was she right?

YUP! We ended up with 3 little cakes. The rest came out in pieces.. which did NOT go to waste. :)

Cut the tops off the little cakes.

And put the 2 bottoms together:

Now for the orange frosting:

I made this frosting like the Chocolate Ganache I made for the Boston Cream Cupcakes but with the white chocolate melts instead of chocolate bits.

Orange Ganache Frosting

  •         2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 6 ounces white chocolate melts, finely chopped (3/4 c.)
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • Orange food coloring paste (I used a few squirts of yellow and red liquid food coloring)

Bring cream and food coloring to a boil in a small saucepan or a bowl in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove from heat, and add white chocolate and corn syrup. Let stand for 5 minutes. Whisk until smooth. Transfer to a bowl, and let cool, stirring often. Use immediately. 

If this is too thin (mine was) add some more white chocolate melts (I had to microwave them for another 30 seconds also). Then I kept whisking until it cooled slightly and thickened.

Pour over the little chocolate pumpkin cake....

I used a real pumpkin stem for the stem of this little dessert. At first I thought I could use a green pepper stem but they looked really bad so I went for the real thing. :)

With this little chocolate pumpkin I just poured a little frosting over it.

Did you see the Easy Pumpkin Cheeseball? It made a splash at a party I brought it to...

Happy Fall, everyone...



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  1. Oh my, your pumpkin cake is adorable. You are so smart. I would have never thought of it. How perfect. Hugs, Beverly

  2. This is such a great idea! I'm going to over and pin this right now! :)

  3. This is so cute! What a great idea! I'm pinning this.

  4. Are you serious?! This is so cute! Y'all are so clever! I'd love to invite you to share this at Our Get Your DIY on Fall Party Challenge going on now. This week's theme is pumpkins and this would be perfect!
    Hope to see you there! :)

  5. OMG I'll take 5 of them right now! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  6. looks beautiful and tasty!! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  7. Linda, I think this is genius! I could have sworn that was a real pumpkin, judging from the first pic!

  8. I think it's cute! I pinned it to my Fall Baking board :)


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