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Making your own pumpkin puree is simple to do and well worth the effort. Homemade pumpkin puree can be used for making homemade pumpkin pies from scratch or in any pumpkin recipes that call for canned pumpkin. Be sure to select a small pie pumpkin for the best results.
Once the puree is finished and cooled it can be used in your favorite pumpkin recipes, such as pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread or pumpkin bars, or it can be frozen to use at a later date. Follow our instructions in Making Homemade Pumpkin Pie from scratch to make a delicious pie that is perfect for Thanksgiving or any other special occasion.
This Jack-O-Lantern-style pumpkin cake is a great way to get the kids in the spirit of Halloween. It is an easy project to have them join in and help. They will have fun creating their own unique face and will love adding the little spiders to the pumpkin cake.
The recipe below calls for a 2-layer white homemade cake and homemade frosting. You can make it the easy way with a cake mix and/or use canned frosting if you prefer. You can make any flavor of cake you desire. Make your family's favorite and they will be even more anxious to dig in.
A Halloween Black Cat Cake that is sure to get the attention of all the little ghosts and goblins at your Halloween celebration. You will have as much fun making this fun cake as the kids will have eating it. It has a simple pattern and is easy to decorate. The little ghosts and goblins will probably want to help. It is the perfect project to get them excited for Halloween.
The recipe below calls for using a white cake mix and ready-to-spread frosting but you can make most any homemade 2-layer cake if preferred. If making your own frosting it is best to use a chocolate frosting to make it easier to achieve a good black color when adding the black food coloring.