Halloween Cakes

Bake a howling-good cake for a Halloween dessert, and watch your guests gobble it up! From candy bar cakes to Halloween creations and more, we have the perfect Halloween cake in these dessert recipes.

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Wild and Wacky Halloween Cakes

Costumes? Check. Candy?

Scarecrow Cake

Betty Crocker

Autumn party? Serve Scarecrow Cake, and let the kids help decorate it.

Total: 3 hrs 30 mins

Jack-o'-Lantern Cake

Betty Crocker

For Halloween fun, bake this adorable Jack-o'-Lantern Cake. Everyone will wonder how you did that!

Total: 3 hrs 45 mins

Bat Cheesecake

Pepperidge Farm

Scare away your Halloween sweet tooth with this hauntingly delicious dessert, featuring a swirl of chocolate in a creamy, orange tinted cheesecake, topped with easy to make bat cookies.

Total: 4 hrs 30 mins

Scarecrow and Spider Cupcakes

Betty Crocker

Don't be afraid! This is a fun way to frost and decorate cupcakes that the whole family will enjoy.

Total: 50 mins



A pound cake is cut into rectangles and then decorated with green frosting and candy to make these monster desserts.

Monster Face Cake

Better Homes and Gardens

A standard cake mix experiences a spooky transformation with canned frosting and a few candy decorations.

Reese's Pieces Cake

Ladies' Home Journal

Use candy-coated chocolate pieces to decorate the top of this decadent cake with wiggly worms. Place them on top right after applying the frosting to ensure that they stay in place.

Halloween Whoopie Pies

Family Circle

With the best qualities of both a cookie and cake, these spooky whoopie pies will please kids and adults alike.

Banana Boo Bars

Better Homes and Gardens

Turn a delicious, everyday banana dessert bar into a special-day treat by decorating with fun Halloween candies after cutting into bars.

Pirate Pops

Family Circle

Black Velvet Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Better Homes and Gardens

Slightly tangy, with a splash of citrus, the creamy frosting that tops this incredible cake will quickly become a favorite go-to in your baking repertoire. Why use vinegar in a cake? This surprising addition adds a bright note that beautifully balances the cake's richness.

Yummy Mummies

Family Circle

Jack-O-Lantern Cheesecakes

Better Homes and Gardens

Eyeball Cake

Ladies' Home Journal
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