Monster "Cake"

9  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 10 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 1 cupcake (78 g) each.

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Monster "Cake" Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 pkg. (250 g) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 drops green food colouring
  • 4-1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tube (19 g) black decorating gel
  • Oreo Cookies, finely crushed (about 2/3 cup)
  • 3 miniature marshmallows, cut in half


  • Prepare  cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into paper-lined pans. Cool completely.
  • Beat  cream cheese, butter, vanilla and food colouring in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
  • Arrange  cupcakes on large platter or tray to resemble a monster's head; spread with cream cheese frosting. Use decorating gel to outline the eyes, mouth, scars and hairline on the cupcakes. Fill in the hair with cookie crumbs. Place 1 marshmallow half in centre of each eye; place remaining marshmallow halves in mouth for teeth. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare as directed, using any flavour cake mix.

Candy Corn "Cake"Prepare cupcakes and frosting as directed, omitting the green food colouring. Arrange cupcakes in triangular shape on platter, with 1 cupcake in the top row, 2 cupcakes in the second row, 3 cupcakes in each of the third and fourth rows, 4 cupcakes in the fifth row and 6 cupcakes in each of the sixth and seventh rows. Reserve 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. of the frosting. Spoon 3/4 cup of the remaining frosting into separate bowl; stir in 4 drops yellow food colouring and 2 drops red food colouring until well blended. Add 6 drops yellow food colouring to larger amount of the remaining frosting. Frost the 6 cupcakes in the top three rows with the white frosting; frost the 7 cupcakes in the middle two rows with the orange frosting and frost the 11 cupcakes in the bottom 2 rows with the yellow frosting. Keep refrigerated.

How to Create Your Own Unique CakeLet your imagination run wild and create your own unique cake. Just assemble the cupcakes into a shape such as a ghost, jack-o'-lantern or witch face, then frost and decorate. It's easy!


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 1 cupcake (78 g) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 270 
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Sodium 280 mg
  • Carbohydrate 47 g
  • Dietary fibre 0 g
  • Sugars 37 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Vitamin A 4 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 4 %DV