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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
If you like chocolate, make this cake recipe of a chocolate cake with chocolate filling. You'll love it.

Rick's Special Buttercream Frosting

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

Popcorn Cake II

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

Pumpkin Cake

Rating: Unrated
This recipe uses pumpkin puree in a cake batter seasoned like a pumpkin pie for a cake that is good anytime of the year.

Dirt Cake I

Rating: Unrated
This is a great conversation piece at parties. Adults love it as much as the children do. Get a new garden trowel, medium sized flower pot and artificial flower at a craft store for full effect.

Pumpkin Cake III

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

Kitty Litter Cake

Rating: Unrated
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!

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

Rating: Unrated
This cake is great for potlucks!

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

Use any chocolate cake or brownie recipe to make this easy dessert.

Butterscotch Pumpkin Pudding Cake

Rating: Unrated

This cake is so easy to make and tastes wonderful. Great take-along to any dinner invitation. Hosts will think you spent the day in the kitchen. To serve, drizzle with butterscotch sauce and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.