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Spooky Halloween Treat: Orange Fanta Cake with OREO Cookies
Halloween is less than a week away, and if you haven’t already stocked up on spooky snacks, now is the time! I love creating fun and #SpookySnacks for my family and friends, and this year I’ve been busy in the kitchen cooking up some devilishly delicious Halloween treats! In fact, I just finished making one of my favorite treats – a Halloween Graveyard Cake! But not just any graveyard cake. Nope, this cake is actually made with Fanta Orange Soda and OREO cookies! YUM!
When I was little one of my babysitters would bring us Orange Soda Cake. I used to love it – especially since it was made with Vanilla Cake mix. There is just something so yummy about the taste of vanilla and orange together! Now that I am all grown up, Orange Soda Cakes have become one of my family’s favorites as well. Especially when decorated with the deliciously chocolate taste of OREO cookies! And what’s even better – this cake is so easy to make! All you do is add a few extra ingredients to your favorite vanilla cake mix, and you’re done!
Ready to see just how easy it is?
Halloween Haunted Graveyard Orange Fanta Cake recipe
Before getting started you will need to head to the store to get all of your supplies. I found everything I needed at my local Walmart – let’s hear it for one stop shopping! The OREO cookies and Fanta Orange were both pretty easy to find. The Fanta was in the soft drink section, and the OREO cookies were in the middle aisle towards the back of the store on the grocery side. However, I also saw some of the OREO cookies right with the Halloween and seasonal candy!
Speaking of OREO cookies, I love how this box comes with 30 individual packages, each of which have two cookies per pack! But that’s not all, the individual packs also have this super spooky glow-in-the-dark packaging!
This makes them perfect for Trick-or-Treat, parties, or even for a special lunchbox Halloween treat for the kids!
What You Will need to make the Halloween Haunted Graveyard Orange Fanta Cake
1 box of your favorite moist vanilla cake mix
1 cup of Fanta Orange Soda
1 three ounce package vanilla instant pudding
1/2 cup of oil
Supplies Needed for Decorating the Cake
1 tub of Your Favorite Chocolate Icing
8 – 10 OREO cookies
Tombstone shaped cookies (or you can use marshmallow tombstones)
Black cookie icing for writing on tombstones
Bone shaped sprinkles
Supplies needed to make the grass
1 cup shredded coconut
6 -8 drops green food coloring
Plastic snack bag with seal
Supplies needed to make the tree
Thin black wire (I used floral wire)
Supplies needed for the fence
Chocolate chips for baking
How to make the Halloween Haunted Graveyard Orange Fanta Cake
Preheat the oven to 350° F°. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding, eggs and vegetable oil. Now instead of using the water that the cake mix calls for, use the Fanta Orange soda. Just pour it directly into the batter, watch the fun bubbles form, and then mix well for about two minutes.
Pour the batter into a lightly greased 9″ by 13″ baking pan, and then place it in the oven to bake for approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out dry. I just followed the times that were listed on the back of the cake mix box for the type pan I used.
While the cake is baking, go ahead and get everything together you need for the decorating. I found it easiest to put each ingredient into its own bowl. This is also the perfect time to make the OREO dirt, the licorice tree, the chocolate covered pretzel sticks for the fence, and the coconut grass.
Making the OREO dirt is simple. Just place several OREO cookies into a food processor and pulse on high until the crumbs are very fine.
To make the Halloween licorice tree, take 6 strands of black licorice and cut off the very ends. Now take a piece of wire and thread it through the licorice piece until it reaches the end, then use the wire cutters to cut off any extra wire. Do that for each piece until all 6 pieces are done. Next take another piece of wire, cut it to about 4″ long, gather the pieces, slip the wire underneath, and then, about 1/4 of the way up, twist the wire to secure them all together. After that, simply bend each branch until you have the desired shape. You can watch a video here if you need some help.
Once all of the decorations are done, it is most likely going to be time to remove the cake from the oven. Allow it to cool completely before icing with the chocolate frosting.
Now the fun part! Once the cake is completely covered with frosting, it’s time to turn it into a haunted graveyard cake! Decorate it however you like!
Isn’t it cute?
Looking for some more spooky snacks to help celebrate Halloween? Evette Rios, the host of the CBS show Recipe Rehab is creating custom, Walmart-exclusive recipes that combine both Fanta and OREO products. These recipes are hosted exclusively on the #SpookySnacks social hub, so be sure to head on over and check them out!
What are some of your favorite spooky snack ideas for Halloween?
And now…the handy dandy printable recipe card…
Halloween Haunted Graveyard Orange Fanta Cake
- Ingredients for the Fanta Graveyard Cake
- 1 box of your favorite moist vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup of Fanta Orange Soda
- 1 three ounce package vanilla instant pudding
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of oil
- Supplies Needed for Decorating the Cake
- 1 tub of Your Favorite Chocolate Icing
- 8 - 10 OREOs
- Tombstone shaped Cookies or you can use marshmallow tombstones
- Black cookie icing for writing on tombstones
- Marshmallow Ghosts
- Bone sprinkles
- Coconut for the grass
- Green food coloring
- Supplies needed to make the tree
- Black Licorice
- Thin black wire I used floral wire
- Supplies needed for the fence
- Pretzel sticks
- Chocolate chips for baking
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding, eggs and vegetable oil.
Now instead of using the water that the cake mix calls for, use the Fanta Orange soda.
Mix all of the ingredients together for about two minutes.
Pour the batter into a lightly greased 9" by 13" baking pan
Bake at 350° F approximately 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out dry.
Once finished, allow the cake cool completely before icing with the chocolate frosting.
Directions for Decorations
- melt chocolate, and dip each pretzel stick until coated.
- place on wax paper, then into the fridge to dry
- pour 1 cup of coconut into a plastic snack bag
- add 6 drops green food coloring
- seal bag and shake, shake, shake
- take 6 strands of licorice and cut off the very ends.
- next take a piece of wire and thread it through the licorice piece until it reaches the end.
- use the wire cutters to cut off any extra wire.
- repeat for all 6 pieces.
- next take another piece of wire, cut it to about 4" long, gather the pieces, slip the wire underneath, and then, about 1/4 of the way up, twist the wire to secure them all together.
- after that, simply bend each branch until you have the desired shape.