Halloween Cake Recipes

Whether you're looking for spooky or sweet, we've got festive Halloween cakes to feed all your favorite ghouls.

Staff Picks

Halloween Buttermilk Bundt® Cake

Rating: 4 stars 1
A dense, moist Bundt® cake colored for Halloween. This cake can easily be converted to a gluten-free version simply by exchanging the wheat flour with your favorite cup-to-cup gluten-free flour.

Rolled Fondant

Rating: 4.5 stars 203
Makes a perfectly smooth coating for cakes. Roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness for best results. Glucose and glycerin can be found at most cake decorating supply stores. You may color it with three drops of whatever food coloring you desire.

Chocolate Web Cake

Rating: 4 stars 3
If you like chocolate, make this cake recipe of a chocolate cake with chocolate filling. You'll love it.
By Silvia Busse

Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 747
Use this recipe to get an ideal buttercream for frosting and borders on cakes, cupcakes, or even cookies.

Popcorn Cake II

Rating: 4.5 stars 13
I think this is a fantastic recipe. I absolutely love it! Kids love it! I hope you will too. You may use cashews instead of peanuts if desired.

Marshmallow Fondant

Rating: 4.5 stars 1266
This is a very easy (and a little sticky at times) way to make a delicious fondant. It's great on cakes, cookies, or just for your little ones to play with! Leftovers will save in a tightly sealed container for a few weeks.

Black Magic Cake

Rating: 5 stars 3101
Super spooky dark chocolate cake. Suitable for all your black magic get-togethers.

Pumpkin Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 93
This recipe uses pumpkin puree in a cake batter seasoned like a pumpkin pie for a cake that is good anytime of the year.
By D Adams

Dirt Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 786
Kids love the rich layers of vanilla pudding and crushed chocolate cookies.
By Allrecipes Member

Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Rating: 4.5 stars 1414
This moist rolled cake has a rich cream cheese filling. Serve it cold. This will be a hit! It has a pinwheel look.

Kitty Litter Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 441
Great Halloween cake! You'll need a new kitty litter box, box liner and litter scoop as props to get the full effect with this cake!
By Allrecipes Member

Pumpkin Cake III

Rating: 5 stars 1022
Delicious pumpkin spice cake baked in a sheet pan. Very moist and great for potlucks. When cool, top with your favorite cream cheese frosting.

Inspiration and Ideas

Halloween Cake Decorating Ideas
We've gathered some of our favorite recipes and decorating ideas so you can delight all your goblins and ghouls.
Graveyard Cake for Halloween
Rating: Unrated 1
Use any chocolate cake or brownie recipe to make this easy dessert.
Great Pumpkin Dessert
Rating: 4.5 stars 671

This is a very easy cake made with canned pumpkin and yellow cake mix. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.