What-to-do-with-leftover-Halloween-candy Pumpkin Cake

Courtesy of Foodnetwork.com, slightly altered

What-do-with-leftover-Halloween-candy Pumpkin CheesecakeIngredients:


  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbs butter, melted
  • 4 tbs applesauce


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 tbs butter, melted
  • 1 (16-ounce) box powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Fresh whipped cream, for topping
  • Crushed candy for topping (recommended: M and M’s, Reese’s pieces, Snickers, Heath bars, mini chocolates, etc)
  • Special Equipment: 10 (5-inch) removable bottom tart pans (I used 2 1/2” mini-pumpkin shaped pans)



  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Combine the cake mix, egg and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.
  • Divide the mixture into 10-equally sized balls.
  • Flatten each ball with the palm of your hand and gently press into the bottom of each tart pan.


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth with an electric mixer.
  • Beat in eggs, vanilla and butter.
  • Add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.
  • Spoon a scant 1/2-cup of the pumpkin mixture over cake batter in the tart pans.
  • Top with crushed candy and bake for about 40 minutes.
  • Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.
  • Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing.
  • Serve with fresh whipped cream and additional candy topping, if desired.

1 thought on “What-to-do-with-leftover-Halloween-candy Pumpkin Cake”

  1. sinfully, seasonally delicious!!

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