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Spooktacular Pumpkin Cake

Spooktacular Pumpkin CakeLet your kids get in on the fun of decorating this Halloween-themed cake. American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) shares this braces-friendly Halloween recipe.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (21-ounce) package yellow or white cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
1/4 cup water (add 2 tablespoons of water if eggs are small)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Put cake mix in a large bowl. Make an indentation in the center and pour in the oil and one egg. Mix using mixer, then add the rest of the eggs one at a time, beating after each one.
  2. Add pumpkin, sugar, spices, and then water.
  3. Bake in greased and floured tube pan in 350°F (175°C) oven for 60 to 70 minutes (depending on oven calibration). Cool before removing from pan.
  4. Frost and decorate as desired.

Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontists.