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Sunday, October 30, 2005 

When it says Libby's Libby's Libby's

on the label label label...you will like it like like it on your table table table...when it says libby's libby's libby's on the label label label.

And there's a reason why...they don't use just any ol' pumpie...

Over the years, Libby's used agricultural research and selective systems to develop a special variety of pumpkin (a type of squash) ideal for canning and consistent quality. That would be the Dickinson squash with rich, golden-orange color and creamy texture.

These are very different from Halloween field pumpkins; the Dickinsons are smaller, squat, meatier, heavier, sweeter and more dense.

About 5,000 acres of the sweet Dickinson vegetables are grown on their vines annually, exclusively for Libby's, in the rich farmlands around Morton, Ill. And nothing is added to the pumpkin during the cooking and canning process. No salt, no sugar, no flavorings or colorings. It's all pure pumpkin. - Cincinnati Post

Pumpkin Spice Ghost Cake

1 pkg. (18 oz.) spice or carrot cake mix
1 cup
LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin
3 large eggs
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 pkgs. (3 oz. each) cream cheeese, softened
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar

*Black string licorice, NESTLÉ RAISINETS Milk Chocolate-Covered Raisins and Halloween candy corn (optional)

FOR CAKE: PREHEAT oven to 350º F. Grease and flour two 8- or 9-inch-round cake pans.COMBINE cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, water, vegetable oil and pumpkin pie spice in large mixer bowl until moistened. Beat for 2 minutes or until thoroughly mixed. Pour batter into prepared pans.BAKE for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

FOR CREAM CHEESE CROSTING: BEAT cream cheese, margarine and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar. Spread between layers and on top and side of cake.

TO GARNISH: FORM licorice strings into ghost shapes; press into side of frosted cake. Use Raisinets for eyes. Arrange candy corn between ghosts on side and around top edge of frosted cake.

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