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Peek-a-boo Ghost 'Boxed' Pound Cake

Spookify your dessert table with this peek-a-boo ghost boxed pound cake. Complete with a creamy, ghost-shaped surprise inside, it's the perfect addition to your Halloween party.

Tasty Team
83% would make again
Peek-a-boo Ghost 'Boxed' Pound Cake

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for 8 servings

  • 1 vanilla pound cake
  • 1 box pound cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ stick butter
  • 3 oz chocolate (85 g), melted
  • ⅔ cup milk (155 mL)
  • 2 eggs

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 492
  • Fat 12g
  • Carbs 92g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugar 52g
  • Protein 5g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (180˚C).
  2. Line a 8x4-inch (20x10 cm) loaf pan with parchment paper and generously grease the pan.
  3. Slice the vanilla pound cake as the same thickness as a ghost shaped cookie cutter. Cut out the cake with using a ghost-shaped cookie cutter. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine pound cake mix, cocoa powder, butter, melted chocolate, milk, and eggs. Mix until well combined.
  5. In the lined and greased loaf pan, add ⅓ of the batter. Line the cut out ghost-shaped pound cake in the middle of the pan.
  6. Pour rest of the batter over the ghost-shaped cake.
  7. Smooth the top and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack
  8. Enjoy!
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Peek-a-boo Ghost 'Boxed' Pound Cake

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