Trick or Treat Cake Recipe Recipe

Trick or Treat Cake Recipe Recipe

How To Make Trick or Treat Cake

A new twist on the classic chocolate cake, create a moist trick or treat cake in two easy ways with the delicious combo of refreshing orange and chocolate.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 50 minutes



  • 1boxwhite cake mix,plus ingredients required to prepare it
  • 3ozorange jello,(2 small boxes), optional
  • orange food coloring,Gel color works best
  • ¼cupcocoa powder

For Chocolate Frosting:

  • 6tbspbutter,softened
  • 1tbspshortening
  • 2⅔cupspowdered sugar
  • cupcocoa powder
  • cupmilk,room temperature
  • 1tspvanilla


  1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Grease and flour a 9×13-inch pan.

  2. Divide the batter into 3 bowls, ½ of the batter in one bowl and ¼ in the other two bowls.

  3. Add orange food coloring to ¼ of the batter to reach the desired color. Add the cocoa powder to the second bowl with ¼ of the batter. Mix well.

  4. Pour about ¼ cup of the white batter into the pan. Alternate pouring the different colors of batter ¼ cup at a time, one on top of the other (e.g. white, orange, white, brown). Bake according to package directions.

  5. Either cool and frost with frosting (see recipe below) or make a poke cake.

Orange Poke Cake:

  1. Poke holes all over the top of the cooled cake using a skewer or chopstick (or similar).

  2. Dissolve Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water. Once completely dissolved, stir in cold water. Gently pour over the cake and refrigerate for about 3 hours.

Chocolate Frosting:

  1. Mix together powdered sugar and cocoa; set aside.

  2. In another bowl, combine milk and vanilla then set aside.

  3. Combine shortening and butter in a bowl. Beat until creamed.

  4. Slowly alternate adding cocoa mixture and milk mixture. Beat for about 3 minutes until combined and fluffy.


  • Calories: 397.21kcal
  • Fat: 12.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.56g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.29g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 71.26g
  • Fiber: 2.82g
  • Sugar: 56.49g
  • Protein: 4.08g
  • Cholesterol: 15.94mg
  • Sodium: 328.66mg
  • Calcium: 102.14mg
  • Potassium: 163.41mg
  • Iron: 1.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 51.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.13mg
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