I thought this up walking around Wegmans where I bought all the ingredients (except the charcoal)
Spooky Pumpkin Cake
1 box Pumpkin bread mix & ingredients to prepare it.
1 T Food Grade Bamboo Charcoal
1 Envelope Knox Gelatin
1 cup Water
neon food color
Various small light sticks
Mix the ingredients for the pumpkin bread mix in a bowl, add the Bamboo Charcoal powder, and mix thoroughly. Pour into the greased pumpkin pan and bake as directed.
When it is done, remove from pan and let cool, upside down on a plate.
Wash the pan and flip it over.
Sprinkle an envelope of KNOX gelatin over a cup of water in a plastic bowl, let stand for 10 mins then nuke it in the microwave for 2-3 mins until its dissolved, add green NEON food coloring and stir to combine.
Pour into the eye, nose and mouth indentations of the pumpkin pan then place in the fridge until solid.
Place a small activated lightstick in each hole of the cake then carefully remove the hardened gelatin from the pan. and top the lightsticks with the corresponding green gelatin face part...
Serve at your Halloween party, surrounded by fake cobwebs on a glittery spiderweb placemat
REMOVE LIGHTSTICKS BEFORE EATING
If you buy the Libbys brand DOUBLE loaf mix, Make TWO cakes OR mix the pumpkin cake without adding charcoal, pour some into a greased loaf pan, then add the charcoal to the remaining batter, make the pumpkin pan cake and then pour the remaining black mix over the top of the plain pumpkin in the loaf pan to create a striking contrasting pumpkin bread.
"Bamboo charcoal is focused on as an ingredient, with many of its properties elaborated on, in the 29th episode of the anime Yakitate Japan where it is mixed into breads."
It is extremely HEALTHY. It draws TOXINS out of the body which is why Doctors give it to people when they accidentally consume poison or drugs...
Its ODORLESS and TASTELESS
IT IS COMPLETELY SAFE
Buy some here
Foodgrade Bamboo Charcoal Powder