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Halloween Pumpkin Patch Marble Cake



One of my spookiest Halloween recipes I've made, a marbled sheet cake with browned butter cake and wicked dark chocolate cake, topped with a grey cream cheese buttercream, cookie crumbs, tombstones, pumpkins and worms.
I was planning on posting this last week but life happened and I needed to take at least a week off to get sleep and get my life back together. I'm feeling better so I'm posting it right now.
Halloween is just weeks away when I post this and I am excited. I haven't decide in what I want to dress up at, last year I was a like a Vampire Minnie Mouse.
This is a wicked cake because it is a haunted pumpkin patch with tiny pumpkins, tombstone, tasty dirt and even more tasty decayed ground.
The ground maybe decayed but the pumpkins are healthy as can be. Strange as it may seem but it is haunted by all of the carved pumpkins so that is why they thrive.
Under all the pumpkins, vines and dirt is a wicked browned butter cake marbled together with dark chocolate and browned butter.

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Pumpkin Spice Black Velvet Cupcakes
Halloween Witch's Hat Cookies
Halloween Black Grape Pop Tarts

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Halloween Pumpkin Patch Cake


Time:
Prep- 15 minutes
Baking- 45 to 50 minutes
Chilling- 1 hour

Ingredients


Browned Butter Orange Cake
1 1/4 cups Unsalted Butter, browned and chilled
2 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
1 cup  Dark Brown Sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Orange Gel Food Coloring
1/2 teaspoon Yellow Gel Food Coloring

Wicked Dark Chocolate Cake
1 1/4 cups Unsalted Butter, browned and chilled
2 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 3/4 cups Granulated Cane Sugar
3 large eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup Black Cocoa Powder
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 cup Canola Oil, can use any unflavored oil
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 cup Buttermilk
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt

Ground and Vine Buttercream
1 cup Unsalted Butter, softened
1 cup Whole Milk
4 Tablespoons Unbleached Flour
1 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
1/4 cup Black Cocoa Powder
4 drops Green Gel Food Coloring

Pumpkin Patch
1 cup White Chocolate Chips
1/2 teaspoon Black Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
Ice Cube Tray
Miniature pumpkins
Oreo cookie crumbs
Bone Sprinkles


1. In a large sauce pan, bring 4 sticks of butter to a simmer until it is completely melted. Once the butter has fully melted bump up the heat to a medium-high and simmer it for 10 to 13 minutes or until it bubbly, nutty in fragrance. Remove from the heat and let it cool for 10 minutes. Once the butter has cooled in the pan strain it through a mesh strainer to get most of the brown bits. Let it cool for 15 to 20 more minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease and lightly flour 11 by 15 or 10 by 13 pan.
3. In a medium size bowl, whisk together from flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
4.  Once the butter has cooled add granulated sugar to the butter and beat for 2 or 3 minutes.
5. Add in eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract until just incorporated. Alternative buttermilk and flour mixture. Starting and ending with the flour mixture. Scrap the sides and fold to make sure it is mixed well.
6. Divide the batter in half. To one bowl, add black cocoa powder and fold it in. In the other bowl, add in dark brown sugar and orange and yellow gel food coloring.
7. Alternate each batter and swirl with a toothpick or knife. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean.
8. Grey Buttercream: In a medium sauce pan, heat up milk until it starts to steam, add in flour and salt and whisk continuously until it is thick paste, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a smaller bowl, add vanilla bean paste and let it cool to room temperature. In a larger bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour paste and whip for 4 to 5 minutes or until it is fluffy. Set aside at least a 1/4 cup for the pumpkin vines. Add in the black cocoa powder or gel food coloring.
9. Smooth buttercream over the cooled cake and decorate as you like. Cover and store in a cool place. Place miniature pumpkins around. Scatter around the cookie crumbs. Pipe the green around the pumpkins with a small tip. Add bone sprinkles and tombstones. Tombstone melt white chocolate, coconut oil and black cocoa powder. Pour melted chocolate into ice cube tray and freeze for 5 or so minutes.
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Comments

  1. This looks super delicious although I was hoping that the green worms were in fact vines... I think I'd feel more comfortable eating them that way haha!

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  2. The idea of pumpkins spread around the cake as decoration definitely matches the theme, but I personally wouldn't bother about the pumpkins. The cake itself does look delicious!!! :D

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  3. I'm looking forward to trying out this recipe for Halloween! Thank you!

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  4. This is such a fun Halloween recipe! The kids would love it!

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  5. Wow this looks so cool! Lots of creativity went into this. I want a bite haha!
    xoxo Carolyn @ www.mychicobsession.com

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  6. This is such a fun idea for a Halloween party! Love this. So cute!

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  7. I love seeing all the fun and creative halloween recipes. Great ideas for our annual halloween party.

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  8. This is the cutest idea! Those little candy pumpkins are my guilty pleasure around this time of the year, so I would definitely gobble them up! :) I might try to make this with my niece and nephew this weekend.

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  9. This looks super yummy and fun to make! I may try making this with my daughter for her classroom Halloween party. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. This cake looks so cute and so perfect for Halloween!

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  11. This is adorable! I love how creative things get around Halloween! :)

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  12. This looks so yummy! I love those pumpkins, apparently they’re not too popular (like candy corn) but I looooove them

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    1. I love the little pumpkins as well, they are so much better than candy corn.

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  13. Oh my word that is the cutest idea I have ever seen. Great use of candy pumpkins!

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  14. I'm totally obsessed over those pumpkin candies right now, so this cake is right up my alley and perfect for Halloween!

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  15. This is the ultimate Halloween dessert! Everything from the concept to the colors, it's so fun!

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  16. Your cake looks so creatively decorated and well thought out--I like how your used the frosting to make such intricate designs! I am sure that a lot of families would love you to make a cake like this for their Halloween party!

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  17. How festively fun for Halloween! I feel like I am artistically challenged when it comes to cake decorating. But I feel like even I couple pull off those pumpkins and the pumpkin vine icing!

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  18. How fun. It reminds of a creation you would see on Halloween Wars. This would be perfect for upcoming Halloween parties.

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  19. So cute! I love this, it is so cute and looks super yummy :)

    Kasey Ma
    thestylewright.com

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  20. These look so good and are really creative, little pumpkins and they look very tasty too.

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  21. What a great idea! I can't wait to try it out with my daughter for Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. This looks like so much fun! And, tasty too! I have my granddaughter this weekend and we will have to make this since she loves the little mellow creme pumpkins!

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  23. This is so cute! It's perfect for Halloween. What a brilliant idea. It's "spooky" and delicious.

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  24. I think that is the only reason to every get candy pumpkins. This is seriously a cute and smart idea!

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  25. This cake sounds so delicious and is so cute too! I need to try to make some cute dessserts before winter time hits!

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  26. This is so cute! What a fun treat!

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  27. I like the idea of putting a pumpkin patch on top of a cake. That is a very unique idea! love it!

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  28. This looks like such a fun cake to make! I love marble cakes so I might try this next week. Happy Halloween!

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  29. The decorations on this cake are so spooky and cute!! What a fantastic idea for a Halloween party - looks delicious! Charlie xo
    https://thebarefootangel.com

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  30. This pumpkin patch cake looks so festive and perfect for Halloween! I love the little pumpkins on top. Perfect treat for the kiddos!

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  31. Wow! You are so talented! I would've never thought to use sour cream in a sweet recipe. Does it make it more moist?

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    1. Yes, sour cream gives it great moisture.

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  32. Yum, that is hands down the most adorable and prettiest marble cake I've seen! I really need to try out that recipe for next week! It sounds delicious!

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  33. We have a Halloween baking contest at work next week. Something like this is sure to win !

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  34. We have a Halloween contest at work next week. Something like this is a sure win!

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  35. Last year we have celebrated halloween in a scary way but in case on cakes it was not so scarry. I will surely try this wicked cake because it is a haunted pumpkin patch with tiny pumpkins, tombstone, tasty dirt and even more tasty decayed ground. Regards, https://www.house-styler.com

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  36. This looks amazing! My kids would love this! Your recipe looks easy to follow to so even me with terrible baking skills might be able to achieve this.

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  37. OMG....kids will go crazy over this!!!! Colorful and Halloween fun!!!

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  38. This cake is adorable and looks scrumptious! I will have to try it out with my little one before the halloween season ends! Thank you for sharing such a cute idea! xo - Kam

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  39. This is such an adorable and fun Halloween treat idea! My kids would have so much fun making this and I would have so much fun eating! Great idea!

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  40. OK, this looks amazing! It looks like an actual pumpkin patch! And delicious

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  41. This is such a cute cake! Perfect for a Halloween party!

    -Jennifer
    https://maunelegacy.com

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  42. What a fun treat for halloween! Sounds so delicious too!

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  43. Wow, I particularly like how you have presented it. I am very bad at cooking or baking. But I will try this one. Looks good.

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  44. So many good flavors. I never thought about these flavors for Halloween- much better than PSL

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  45. You are so creative! I love the way you thought to connect the pumpkins with frosting and create a patch. Plus the bones are adorable! I didn't have dessert after dinner today, so now I'm drooling over this cake. Time to rev up the oven!

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  46. This looks super yummy! Wish I had the capacity to make a treat like this.

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  47. This is so much fun, and just perfect for Halloween!

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