13 Halloween Cakes That Are Frightfully Delicious
Planning a Halloween party this year? While outlandish outfits, carved pumpkins, and boatloads of candy are sure set a spooky scene, you may need more than Snickers, Kit-Kats, and Reese’s Pieces to round out your Halloween buffet. Keep the sugar rush going with a slice of Halloween cake that's as scary as it is creative. We have a variety of Halloween cake ideas that will satisfy any sweet tooth and are perfect for on-the-run trick-or-treaters or stay-at-home door greeters. Ditch the candy and pass out these spooktacular Halloween Cake Pops or Mummy Cupcakes. From creepy designs and handcrafted adornments to interesting frosting techniques and sweet surprises, let your imagination and kookiness run wild with Halloween desserts that will guarantee as sweet ending to fright night.
Recipe: Graveyard Cake
Here lies a yummy Halloween cake that is simple to make with just Milano cookies, Oreos, and Devil’s Food cake mix.
Spiderweb Spice Cake
Recipe: Spiderweb Spice Cake
This creepy, crawly cake looks impressive, and it's also super easy to make.
Halloween Cake Pops
Recipe: Halloween Cake Pops
Claim the most unforgettable house title this Halloween and pass out these bite sized cake pops out to trick-or-treaters.
Recipe: Snickers Cake
If a Snickers bar is the first treat you unwrap on Halloween, you’ll love the candy bar even more in cake form. We sandwiched layers of devil’s food cake filled with chopped Snickers bars between an incredibly rich frosting made with caramel candies, chopped peanuts, and dark brown sugar.
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Recipe: Pumpkin Dump Cake
A pumpkin treat is a must for a Halloween dessert, just frost a frightful ghost face on this cake to give guests a delightful scare.
Recipe: Mummy Cupcakes
These spooktacular cupcakes are a great grab and go option for Halloween party guests.
Pumpkin Spice-Heath Cake
Recipe: Pumpkin Spice-Heath Cake
The warm, autumnal flavor of pumpkin spice pairs deliciously with buttery toffee bits like Heath Bits ‘O Brickle. This sheet cake starts with a mix, so it’s easy to whip up and transport to a Halloween party.
Recipe: Twix Cake
With its caramel filling and chocolate frosting, this fun cake looks and tastes like a giant Twix bar. The recipe includes a made-from-scratch pound cake, but to save time, you can use a store-bought pound cake instead. If you make the cake, let it completely cool before cutting it into thirds so that it will not crumble and fall apart.
SweeTARTS and Smarties Tie-Dye Cake
Looking for a break from chocolate? Try this wonderfully psychedelic sheet cake, colored with Jell-O and topped with colorful candies.
Milky Way Cake
Recipe: Milky Way Cake
Milky Way lovers will This outrageous cake is made with seven—seven!—candy bars in the tender chocolate cake layers and as a chunky garnish.
Recipe: Reese's Cake
Fans of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups will go crazy for this dark chocolate bundt cake filled with creamy peanut butter frosting and topped with two glazes: chocolate and peanut butter. Raid your kids’ candy stash for some extra Reese’s cups to chop up for the topping.
Chocolate Ghost Cakes
Candy Corn Cake
Recipe: Candy Corn Cake
This colorful three-layer cake will be a hit at a kids’ Halloween party—or at an October birthday party. Although it looks impressive, the cake is made with cake mix and store-bought frosting, so it comes together easily.