Only 27 days until Halloween. In Germany Halloween might not be celebrated as excessively as in America, but you never know when the next horror theme party is due. For this reason most of October will be dedicated to spooky Cakepops. To slowly increase the level of cute spookiness, we will start with pumpkin cakepops.

Four pumpkin Cakepops. Two of them have cute little faces. The other two seem to be filled with sweets. In the background is a Jack O'lantern and in the foreground is a glass of pumpkin pie spices a

I mean, a pumpkin is THE symbol of Halloween. Either it stands on your front porch with a mean glowing face, or you turn it into a cake, a soup or even a drink. And with these cakepops you have both: They look like Jack O’lanterns (or they look more like pumpkins with faces), and they consist of a combination of cake crumbles and a fine pumpkin pie spice frosting. I think, pumpkin pie spice is a typical American thing which isn’t offered in Germany. Luckily, I found a very easy recipe for pumpkin pie spice on the blog Katha kocht. This way I didn’t have to import it from America.

A glass of homemade pumpkin pie spice

But Pumpkin pie spice isn’t the only ingredient you’ll need. The remaining ingedients and a handicraft insctruction for those pumpkin cakepops comes next:

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Pumpkin Cakepops
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
Cakepops
Ingredients
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
Cakepops
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the butter and the cream cheese until well combined.
  2. add sifted powdered sugar and stir it. Then add pureed pumpkin and the spice und mix it again.
  3. Add the cake crumbles and mix everything together until you have sticky but shapeable mixture.
  4. Roll the dough into small balls, press them a little bit (so that they look more like an ellipsis), and use a tooth pick to create small lines on the sites. Put them into the fridge for at least one hour.
  5. Melt one piece of the chocolate in a pot above hot water and dye it with red and yellow (or directly with orange) until it has the perfect pumpkin colour. Dip the cakepop sticks into the chocolate (about 0.3 inches deep) and place them into the middle of the dough balls. Put it into the fridge again. THis time for 30 minutes.
  6. Melt the remaining chocolate and dye it in n orange colour.
  7. For the cakepops that look like pumpkins filled with candy: Dip the cakepops into the chocolate and cover all of it with chocolate. Put them with the stick to the top onto parchment paper or tinfoil and wait until the chocolate is hard again (if necessary put it into the fridge). If hard enough put a dollop of chocolate onto the flattened top and dip it into edible confetti or edible pearls. Wait a few minutes and create faces and (if you want to) a handle out of black fondant and attach them to the pumpkin cakepops.
  8. For those pumpkin faces or Jack O'lanterns: Dip the cakepops into the chocolate and cover them completely. Put them into a cakepop stand, styrofoam or a glass and wait for them to harden. Now create eyes and mouths out of black fondant and create a stalk and fine vines out of green fondant. Use them to decorate the pumpkin cakepops
Recipe Notes

If you still have cake crumbles left, freeze them and use them for the next batch of cakepops.

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Oh did you know that this Jack O’lantern is an Irish custom? An Irishman called Jack Oldfield was neither admitted to heaven nor to hell after his death. So he had to wander in darkness. But the devil himself pitied him and gave him a glowing coal right from hell which should guide his way in the dark. Jack who carried a turnip (or even a pumpkin) with him, put the coal into it. Since then those carved pumpkins with their spooky faces keep away the evil spirits.

Two pumpkin cakepops which look like they are filled with sweets. In the background is the carved pumpkin

Two pumpkin cakepops with cute faces. In the background, you can see the mouth of the carved pumpkin.

I am not quite sure if these pumpkin cakepops are able to dispel evil souls but at least they satisfy your munchies.

With this in mind,

help yourself to some cute spookiness.

A spookily glowing Jack O'lantern