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It’s the little things in life, I tell you. The little, sweet, chocolatey things! I am so excited for fall and halloween recipes! Fall is my favorite time of year – the crisp air, warm cocoa, and cozy fireside chats do wonders for the soul. My family has never really celebrated Halloween [ except for that one time I dressed up as Alice and made a bomb White Rabbit costume for a friend. But, I digress. ]. Rather than avoiding the holiday altogether I try to marry harvest happiness with a little bit of sophisticated spookiness.
..It’s spooktacular 😉
To kick off the fall/halloween recipes [ falloween! It’s late as I write this, don’t judge my word merges 😉 ] I am sharing a double trouble recipe: Orange Chocolate Bundt Cake PLUS Orange Sugar Cookies with a Dark Chocolate Glaze. The secret to these wickedly delicious recipes? Fanta® Orange Soda. That’s right, good old soda pop! The simplicity of this recipe, and the bonus orange sugar cookie recipe down below, makes these fall/halloween treats ideal for a fun get together with friends or family. Or both!
I popped over to Family Dollar to get everything that I needed for these fun and scrumptious halloween inspired recipes! Family Dollar is one of my favorite stores to shop for fun table-scape decor and recipe ingredient additions, when I’m on a budget. You can find everything you need for a recipe or party without breaking the bank, and you can shop more deals on Family Dollar’s SmartCoupons portal – y’all know how much I like to save money!
To keep things simple I made this cake & sugar cookies using a mix base that I bought at the store. Semi-homemade recipes are great when you need to be zippy in the kitchen. I used gluten free mixes, but, these recipes work with classic wheat based mixes as well.
1 cup of Fanta Orange Soda
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375˚ and grease bundt pan with coconut oil.
1. Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, orange zest, and Fanta Orange Soda. Mix well.
2. Pour cake batter into greased bundt pan and sprinkle top with coconut sugar and orange zest. Bake according to cake mix directions. About 25 minutes or until done in center. Use a skewer to test the center.
3. Remove cake from pan and set aside to cool completely. Remove cake top so the cake sits flat.
4. Make the sugar glaze – combine the powdered sugar, water, and Fanta Orange Soda. Whisk until glaze is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. You might need to adjust the quantities a bit to get it just right. Spoon glaze all over the top of the cake. Top with orange zest and coconut sugar!
Slice, feast, and enjoy!