In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Mix well. Combine cocoa, water, and vanilla; stir in 2 cups cake batter. Pour into greased and floured 9 inch round baking pan. Add orange extract, peel and food coloring to remaining batter. Pour into two greased and flour 9 inch round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
In a bowl, beat 3 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened, 5 3/4 cups powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons milk, 8 drops yellow food coloring and 6 drops red food coloring until smooth. Place one orange cake layer on a cake plate; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with chocolate layer; spread with 1/2 cup frosting. Top with second orange layer. Frost the sides and top of each.
Microwave 3 ounces semisweet chocolate and 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream on high 1 1/2 minutes, stirring once. Stir until smooth; let col 2 minutes. Slowly pour over cake, letting glaze drizzle down sides. Garnish with candy corn.
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