Having a toothsome full-sized cake or little bite-sized treats as a part of your get together can add true extraordinaire to your Halloween celebrations. Whether it’s a cake covered in stretchy marshmallow melt spiderweb, a treat adorned with yummy strawberry monster, a individual bakes loaded with edible bubbles and cream, or velvet-smooth ghosts resting on top of a thick layer cake, these 30 decadent Halloween cakes have got it all, and much more!
1. Pumpkin Chocolate Halloween Cake
The undoubted breathtaker of this cake is those elements of spooky decor that not only make it perfect for Halloween, but also add a lot more deliciousness to the striped layer cake underneath. Pumpkin chocolate Halloween cake features alternating super soft layers of spiced pumpkin cake and a dense, oh so moist chocolate cake, wherein the layers are lusciously filled with a silky smooth vanilla buttercream. That topping of a dark chocolate glaze after assembling the cake layers looks wonderful dripping down the yumminess. Getting it all done is pretty simple and that tall witch-pumpkin themed gummy lollipop, so many marshmallow peep ghosts, bright candy corn, mellowcreme pumpkins, lots of chopped Oreos and festive sprinkles on top make it a true stunner.
Recipe Details : bakingamoment
2. Black Velvet Spider Cake
Nothing can showcase creepiness like spiders do, making these crawly creatures one of the most used elements of Halloween preparations – just like this showstopper of a cake that’s adorned with edible spider eeriness throughout. It’s actually a black velvet cake, lavishly layered with a rich vanilla bean buttercream that compliments the chocolate flavoured tender sponge layers just perfect. But the best part here is loads of black spiderwebs made with chocolate icing surrounding the whole cake from the outside with chocolate icing spiderwebs. The dark themed cake layers offer the right spookiness for a Halloween get together, while the intricately crafted webs look so real when affixed with little black spiders. Check out the detailed steps and ingredients in the below recipe by Love and Confections.
Recipe Details : loveandconfections
3. Marshmallow Web Cupcake Topper
The incredibly true to life appeal that this thing of creativity flaunts makes it hard to believe that it’s not a real web, instead some yummy marshmallows in disguise. The extra creepy Halloween treats blanket delectable cupcakes that are further covered in a thick coat of chocolate frosting. While this inspiration by Handmade Charlotte goes for super moist vanilla frosted cupcakes as the base, the flavour of the cake is totally a matter of your own whims and tastes. The key is to turn the cupcakes upside down and dip them in melted milk chocolate baking pieces, topping it with a Hershey’s chocolate kiss, and you have got the perfect treat to top with spook. The cupcakes are covered in marshmallow webbing made by melting down mini marshmallows and stretching the gooey blend over the chocolate frosted cupcake. Simply place the marshmallow strings around the cake in a way that makes it look absolutely spine-chilling.
Recipe Details : handmadecharlotte
4. Bloody Good Cheesecake
This bloody cheesecake is perhaps, the most scariest kinda dessert you can spruce up your dinner table with. That scary red spongy layer is a rich red velvet cheesecake that has been baked on a dense chocolate crust. But what makes the two layers Halloween worthy is a dark blood red homemade gel frosting drizzled on top. The buttery chocolate graham crackers crust has got plenty of chocolate yet makes sure it doesn’t get overly sweet to savour. What you need for the cake blocks of cream cheese, sugar, dark unsweetened cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla, salt, heavy cream, red icing color, while the gel frosting needs water, cornstarch, light corn syrup, vanilla and red icing color. Make sure you prepare this cake a day ahead of the get together, so that you can serve it chilled.
Recipe Details : sugardishme
5. Spiderweb Cake
Orange and black is the chief color combination that comes to mind the moment someone mentions Halloween. And this spiderweb cake puts the combination to delicious use, ending up in an eerie-looking dessert for the celebrations. Layers of rich black cocoa cake are charmed up with an orange flavoured silky buttercream, while lots of white buttercream piped on the chilled cake to work up a detailed spiderweb pattern covering the cake plays the true hero. For the cake, you need flour, sugar, black cocoa powder, sifted cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, vegetable oil, buttermilk, brewed coffee hot, eggs, and vanilla, while the orange buttercream calls for unsalted butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, orange extract, and orange gel color.
Recipe Details : livforcake
6. Black Cat Cake
Bringing out a masterpiece of art with minimal details is the whole idea behind this stunning black cat cake. Coming with a color scheme apt and appropriate for the Halloween season, this winsome cat cake has got a simple silhouette face and bright gold glitter cat ears. What rests underneath that lovely black hued frosting is a tender sponge cake in your favorite flavours. And the frosting is applied in a way that yields smooth, straight lines of the icing or quintessential swirls on the surface of the cake in order to work as the perfect reminiscent of cat fur. The two triangular ears are black candy melts shaped as the cat feature that sparkle with a coat of gold sprinkles. Not to forget, the whiskers are made out of lollipop sticks and even more glitter.
Recipe Details : thecakeblog
7. Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes
Pumpkins are all about sugary goodness when they are made entirely out of cake and cream! Taking a deal of a handful of ingredients, including a chocolate cake mix, buttermilk, vegetable oil, eggs, white cupcake liners, vanilla frosting, orange icing color, and leaf green icing color, these adorable little pumpkin-themed cupcakes come with a crunchy pretzel stick stem. Although, the base here is a simple chocolate cake, that dash of amazement enters when bright orange homemade frosting is used to build a velvety swirl on top of the cake. The twisty vines are green homemade frosting that is piped onto the little edible beauties, finally placing a pretzel stick right in the center of your pumpkin patch cupcakes.
Recipe Details : cupcakediariesblog
8. Meringue Bone Palace Halloween Cake
As toothsome to eat as it is terrifying to look, here’s an ultra-impressive cake for Halloween covered in crunchy meringue bones with edible blood on the side. It forms an amazing blend of chocolate, vanilla, juicy berries and crunchy meringue. The moist and tender chocolate cake layers hidden inside the frosting have got dark muscovado sugar and condensed milk going into the making, and that’s what makes the cake extra soft and gooey. The yummy chocolate cake is filled with a velvet-like vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and thin layers of raspberry jam. Prepare the bones days ahead of the get together and store in an airtight container, but the cake must be consumed immediately after assembly to avoid the bones from losing their crispness.
Recipe Details : domesticgothess
9. Melted Witch Cupcakes
Just about any cupcakes out there can get a mysteriously witchy twist for the trick-or-treat with a few quick touches of spooky decoration. No matter how difficult to make do these cupcakes look, they are actually a child’s play to get done. The base here is a chocolate chocolate chip cupcake that’s topped with a luscious marshmallow buttercream frosting, while a rich white chocolate ganache in pastel green tops the cake, finally advancing to the main part, i.e. adding the witch legs. The legs are made with easily available paper straws coming in a black and white striped pattern, finally adding the witch boots with a cutout of black cardstock paper. Check out the ingredients and the steps you need to follow in the below recipe by Six Sister’s Stuff.
Recipe Details : sixsistersstuff
10. Candy Corn Bundt Cake
Why settle for a bunch of regular candy corn alone when you can savor a full-sized, super moist cake inspired by this Halloween goodie? The fact that this cake has got different layers in the bundt shaped treat in order to bring out the orange, yellow and white sections of a candy corn makes it quite a rare preparation. The three different colored layers are a work of food coloring added to the cake batter that begins with a pound cake recipe made with granulated sugar, butter, vanilla extract, eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. The insides of the cake have got the layers swirled inside together, but the clear separation on the exterior is simply wonderful. Final touches are brought by a glaze of candy corn and cream.
Recipe Details : abakershouse
11. Witch Hat Cupcakes
So quick and easy to whip up, that even the kiddos can help you out in the festive dessert-making! And yes, you don’t need to gather more than 5 readily available ingredients to prepare these stunning cupcakes that are topped with crunchy and creamy Oreo witch hats. You will need pre-baked chocolate cupcakes, some Oreo cookies, some Hershey’s chocolate kisses, lots of cream cheese frosting, sprinkles in white and orange, and lastly, green and orange food coloring. Once you pipe green frosting swirls on the cakes, you split an Oreo cookie and half to place a little orange frosting atop the cookie, further placing a Hershey’s kiss on top. Throw in some sprinkles and serve.
Recipe Details : tastesbetterfromscratch
12. Monster Eye Cake
Every Halloween cake doesn’t necessarily need to be all ghostly and spooky – it can rather be adorable with a dash of monster magic too. And this monster eye cake showcases it oh so well. The cake is decorated with googly monster eyes prepared with cookies and candies on the outside, keeping things simple with a thick smothering of white swiss meringue buttercream frosting without any extra touches of decor. But you can always get a lovely pop of color by adding an orange, purple or lime green tone to the frosting. You can get started with a boxed cake mix, frosting it with your favorite icing, lastly, pushing split Oreo cookies on the sides, adding chocolate candies to create the eyes.
Recipe Details : thecakeblog
13. Melted Witch Cake
Seeing this utterly cute melted witch cake on the list, you’ll instantly know you need to make it for the festival! After all, it has a whole witch melted into the delicious dessert. The witch’s legs are made with toilet paper tubes painted green, while her shoes are black-coated cutouts of cardboard. Oh yes, the insides of the cake worked up in three different layers in orange, white and yellow to bring out a candy-corn essence deserve a special mention, while orange buttercream goes for the filling and smothering of the outsides. Top the cake with a thick coat of chocolate ganache, and place the witch legs on top, pushing them gently into the ganache layer. Head to the detailed steps shared by The First Year Blog.
Recipe Details : thefirstyearblog
14. Jack Skellington Cake
That plain cake with colorless exteriors takes you by a surprise the moment it’s cut through and reveals a bright combination of colors with its spongy layers. The orange and black cake layers are undoubtedly, festive, wherein an orange cake layer is actually sandwiched between two rich, black cake sponges. The cake is filled, assembled and smothered with canned frosting to make the process a lot more easier and quicker, but the part that transforms the finished treat into Jack Skellington goes for Betty Crocker Cake Icing can of black frosting. All you need to do is draw the features freehand using the can, and the cake is all set to delight your friends and family.
Recipe Details : bombshellbling
15. Halloween Candy Cake
It’s amazing how this Halloween candy cake can give just about any store-bought cake out there a run for its money without even calling for any complicated tools or cake decorating skills. All thanks to loads and loads of assorted Halloween candy, including candy corn, Hershey’s kisses, M&Ms and much more arranged on top of the cake and around its edges. The yummy and simple buttercream that coats the base sponge is made using some butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, some heavy cream, and an orange food coloring to get that pumpkin-like feel to the cake. Next, you color a little portion of the frosting black to work up the Jack-o-lantern features on one side. Surely, one of the most fun-filled Halloween cakes.
Recipe Details : cookiesandcups