Halloween Poke Cake

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I have long been a fan of other "poke cakes", because the fruity gelatins make the cake incredibly moist and give it a nice burst of flavor. I thought this would be a nice rendition for Halloween. It comes from Quick Cooking magazine.

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  • add   1/4 cup milk
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • add   1 cup boiling water
  • add   1/2 cup butter
  • add   1/2 cup cold water
  • add   12-15 candy corn (the little pumpkin ones)
  • add   3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • add   2 (3 ounce) packages orange flavor gelatin
  • add   1 (18 1/4 ounce) package fudge marble cake mix
  • add   1/3 cup baking cocoa


  1. Prepare and bake the cake according to package directions, using a 9X13 baking pan.
  2. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour.
  3. In small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water and then stir in cold water.
  4. With a meat fork or wooden skewer, poke holes in cake about 2 inches apart in all directions.
  5. Slowly pour gelatin over cake.
  6. Refrigerate 2-3 hours.
  7. For frosting, in a small mixing bowl cream butter until fluffy.
  8. Beat in confectioners sugar, cocoa, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  9. Spread over cake.
  10. Top with candied pumpkins.
  11. Cover and refrigerate until serving.