Easy to Make Jack-O-Lantern Pizza and Cake
Are you looking for a fun meal to celebrate Halloween with your family? Look no further! This post includes directions for both a Jack-O-Lantern pizza and cake. You will find an easy to make at home pizza dough recipe below (or sub it out for your favorite store bough dough) and decorating tips for the cake.
Our family loves pizza (what family doesn’t??) – in recent years I have started to make pizza at home instead of ordering it. I started by buying cases of frozen pizza dough balls from Sam’s club and have graduated to making my own dough from scratch. I found my current recipe at The Recipe Critic – its actually a recipe for garlic knots (which are amazing as well) but I use the base dough recipe for making pizza.
- 1½ cups warm water
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. yeast
- 3½ cups flour
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1. Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together in stand mixer bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- 2. Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it rise for 10 minutes.
- 3. Cut dough into two pieces and roll one out on lightly floured surface.
- 4. Spray the pizza pans and place dough on top.
- 5. Top as desired.
- 6. Bake for roughly 20 minutes at 450 - I bake on convection settings as it makes the crust crunchier.
I have a bit of a Wilton cake pan obsession – I absolutely love buying them on clearance after holidays which is how I get this awesome pumpkin pan. I found it at our local discount store, Mardens along with a bunch of other Halloween merchandise that I may or may not have needed!
I used a store bought cake mix (red velvet since it was the only one I had in the house) and baked the cake according to the box directions. While the cake was baking Buddy and I made a half batch of Wilton Buttercream (recipe here) and colored it orange. I left the cake to cool on the counter and put the frosting in the fridge.
When the cake was cool I frosted it with the orange colored buttercream. Next I sprinkled the stem with green colored sugar. I used chocolate chips (I only had mini chips on hand – you should use big chips as it is way easier to position them) to outline the shape of the eyes, nose and mouth and then sprinkled the insides with black colored sugar.
In less than an hour of your working time (not including cooling) you are left with a super cute Jack-O-Lantern cake.
Take a look at my Halloween Pinterest Board for some more inspiration:
Do you have any fun Halloween foods you make? If so please feel free to share!