In celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month, Drs. Earle and Bryan King would like to share a great braces-friendly Halloween recipe with all of our patients, courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontics, or AAO. This Spooktacular Pumpkin Cake is delicious, and provided that you remember to brush and floss after indulging, this treat will not cause damage to your beautiful smile.

Spooktacular Pumpkin Cake


  • 1 pkg. yellow or white cake mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ¼ cup water (add 2 tbl. of water if eggs are small)


Put cake mix in a large bowl. Make an indentation in the center and pour in the oil and one egg. Mix using mixer, then add the rest of the eggs one at a time, beating after each one.

Add pumpkin, sugar, spices, and then water.

Bake in greased and floured tube pan in 350 degree oven for 60-70 minutes (depending on oven calibration). Cool before removing from pan.