Easy Halloween Dessert Ideas- Spooky Ghost Cakes

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When my neighbor Mrs. Hillbilly picked up a new {to her} bread maker at the thrift store a few weeks ago, she also scored a copy of the popular cookbook Deceptively Delicious* for 2 bucks.

Mrs. Hillbilly and I have been bartering like crazy because of all the excess tomatoes and squash in my garden, and a few days ago she called me over to her house.  She was SUPER excited to share her new recipe for Spooky Ghost cakes {which happen to be made with spaghetti squash}.  But shhh… Don’t tell her kids.  They have NO IDEA she is slowing trying to incorporate more vegetables into their lives.  Ha!  Way to go Mrs. H.B.

You can do this!  One vegetable at a time.  I’m rooting for you!

Ingredients {for cake}

1/2 cup softened butter
1 1/4 cups pureed spaghetti squash 
5 eggs
1 cup milk {Mrs. H.B. used 1%}
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups whole  wheat flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips {softened}

Ingredients {for icing}

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 kids = 4 thumbs up


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium sized bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and salt, set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine the butter, spaghetti squash puree, eggs, milk and vanilla extra and mix until smooth.  Add flour mixture and combine well, fold in softened chocolate mixture.

Pour cake batter into greased ghost pans** and bake for 18- 20 minutes until done.  Let cakes cool completely.

To prepare the icing simply blend everything together with a whisk or mixer until nice and smooth.  Carefully pour icing over cakes until are covered and let set.  Use a black icing pen to make the eyes and mouth.  Add orange sprinkles for eyes.

Thanks Mrs. Hillbilly!  Monkey Boy and the Girl thought these sweet treats we super yummy!

Deceptively Delicious* By Jessica Seinfeld ~ Available on Amazon.com

*Direct link to Amazon product.

** Ghost tins found at Target in the Halloween section

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  1. Deceptively Delicious is an awesome book! I served the lasagna at my wedding Saturday.

  2. Yummy! I am going to try this tonight or tomorrow with the Fresh & Easy spaghetti squash I bought on their discount aisle. Plus I have been craving something chocolate. My boys need more veggies. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Krista S. says:

    With your free chicken, make some homemade chicken nuggets from that book. They are truly AMAZING! We also like the banana bread, french toast and chocolate chip muffins with pumpkin puree. Every recipe we have tried in that book has been delicious. You should barter for some copies of the recipes!

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