Mini Pumpkin Cakes

These adorable mini pumpkin cakes are perfect to serve at halloween parties or just a fun fall activity to do with the kids.  You can be festive by making pumpkin flavored cake, use your favorite from-scratch recipe, or a box mix to make things easier.  You can use your creativity and make candy faces or decorate the pumpkins with piped designs.

What you will need: (makes about 12 mini pumpkins)

12-Cavity Mini Bundt Pan, found where Wilton products are sold, I found mine at Walmart.
1 Cake Mix of your preferred flavor
1 can frosting, cream cheese or vanilla
Orange sanding sugar
Tootsie rolls 

Bake your recipe or mix according to the directions, but make sure to fully coat your pan with cooking spray. After baking, let the cakes cool completely before trying to remove them from the pans. You may have excess cake creating a “muffin top”, which can be cut off like in the photos above.

Place one cake on top of the other and it’s already beginning to look like a mini pumpkin!

Form the stems out of tootsie rolls and create a tootsie roll “disk” so the stem doesn’t fall through the hole on the top of the cake, and set aside.

Spread your frosting in between the two cakes and frost the outside. It doesn’t need to be perfect, since you will be covering the pumpkins with sanding sugar, but you may have to put them in the freezer for a few minutes for easier spreading. Place the tootsie roll stems in the top of the mini bundt cake and cover with extra frosting. Sprinkle sanding sugar over the whole pumpkin.

How cute are these! If you decide to bake these mini pumpkin cakes, send us your photos! These Apple Cider Cups are another fun activity as the weather starts to turn chilly!


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  1. Melissa says

    My son is having his 1st birthday party on the 29th of Oct. These would be perfect for him! totally baby friendly(:

  2. says

    Just found your site through TasteSpotting. I love it! These are beautiful, I’m sure any kid (or adult for that matter) would be delighted to eat these. I’m definitely going to bookmark this. Looking forward to looking through your site!

  3. says

    Great Idea :) My son is having a fall festival at his school, I may try to make these. I have to go get one of those pans first though.

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