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Jack-o'-Lantern cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.


For the cakes

  • Initially, make the first cake by using half of the ingredients’ quantity.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the sugar, the butter, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy.
  • Add the eggs. Wait for each one to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • In a bowl add the flour, the baking powder, mix, and add to the mixer. Add the cinnamon, the nutmeg, the cloves, the ginger, salt, the pumpkin, and beat at medium speed until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Pour the mixture into a buttered and floured 28 cm bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  • Follow the same process for the second cake.

For the frosting

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the icing sugar, the vanilla extract, the food coloring paste, and beat with the whisk attachment at medium speed, for 2-3 minutes.
  • Transfer to a pastry bag and set aside.

For the decoration

  • Add the green food coloring paste to the white sugar paste and knead well until there is a green sugar paste.
  • Cut the one third of the sugar paste and press it with your hands, until it becomes a flat surface for the stem’s base. Knead the remaining sugar paste into a stick to shape the upper part of the stem. Set aside.
  • Place the black sugar paste onto your working surface and roll it out with a rolling pin, about 20 cm in diameter.
  • Shape the mouth and 3 triangles for the eyes and the nose, and set them aside.

To assemble

  • Cut the bases of the cakes in order to flatten their surface. Set the pieces aside.
  • Place three parchment paper strips, in a triangle, at the bottom of your serving platter.
  • Place one of the cakes, by flipping it over, and spread a little of the frosting over its whole surface.
  • On top of that, place the other cake with the cut side facing down. Cover the gap with the cake pieces you had set aside.
  • Spread the remaining frosting over the whole surface of the cake. With a spoon, shape vertical lines in order to form the pumpkin.
  • At the top of the cake set the stem with a toothpick, place the eyes, the nose, the mouth, and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
41 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
63 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
135 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
38 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
68 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
15 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
6 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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