33 Easy And Delicious Halloween Cakes

Spooky season is upon us and it’s time to make some delicious Halloween cakes!

33 Easy And Delicious Halloween Cakes

Whether you’re catering for a children’s party, dinner at home, or looking for some homemade treats to give to trick-or-treaters, choosing the right Halloween cakes is important.

There are so many different Halloween cakes out there to choose from but choosing the right one can be difficult. That’s why we’ve created this list of 33 easy and delicious Halloween cakes for you to choose from.

The cakes are all listed in alphabetical order and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Let’s get started.

1. Black Cat Cupcakes

Our first Halloween cakes are these super-cute black cat cupcakes. The recipe uses a box of chocolate cake mix but you can make your cupcakes from scratch if you wish.

After you’ve baked your cupcakes, leave them to cool for 10 minutes before decorating. The cats are made from dark chocolate frosting, quartered Oreos for ears, and candy for eyes.

2. Black Chocolate Cake

The mix of black chocolate cake and brighter frosting makes this ideal for a Halloween party. It’s made in a Bundt cake pan and this gives it a classier look than using a simple cake pan would do.

The chocolate cake is easy to make and the key ingredient is unsweetened black cocoa powder as this will give it that rich and dark taste. You can use some food coloring for the frosting if you wish.

3. Black Chocolate Witch Cake

If you want to make an impact with your choice of Halloween cake, this one will definitely be a good choice! It’s made from four different layers of chocolate cake that are each separated by a colorful layer of frosting.

Try to use different colors for each layer for the best effect. Once the cake is assembled, you can have lots of fun with the decorations!

4. Black Magic Bat Cupcakes

These cupcakes are very similar to the black cat cupcakes that we introduced earlier and you can easily make the two different designs together.

The recipe includes steps for making your own chocolate cupcakes and buttercream. When you’ve made your cupcakes and frosted them, all you need are some Oreos, candy eyes, and white icing for the finishing touches.

5. Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin is one of the main motifs and themes of Halloween and this cake takes both pumpkin flavoring and coloring to make a delicious cake. This cake will look great as part of any Halloween party table.

You can make the cake layers in advance as well, so if you need more time to prepare this is a great cake to choose from.

6. Chocolate Voodoo Cakes

These voodoo cakes look deliciously spooky! They’re chocolate cupcakes that are then frosted with a spread made from Nutella and chocolate frosting folded together.

The bones are made from marzipan (so they’re edible!) and you can add some finishing touches by using cookie crumbs for dirt and edible glitter for some extra shine.

7. Easy Ghost Halloween Cupcakes

If you’re looking for some cupcakes that are quick and easy to decorate but still look very cute and spooky, then these cupcakes might fit the bill.

You can make your own cupcakes from scratch or use store-bought ones. The decorating will only take a few minutes but you’ll be left with some very cute ghosts made from buttercream icing, sprinkles, and chocolate chips.

8. Frankenstein Cake

Make your own delicious Frankenstein’s monster-inspired cakes with this recipe. The base cake is a cinnamon swirl cake and you’ll need to bake this and give it enough time to fully cool before you begin to decorate it.

The recipe has instructions for making two different decorations so you can choose or even make both!

9. Halloween Brownie Brittle

Brittle is a great option for trick-or-treaters or Halloween candy bags. It’s very easy to make and customizable as well, so even if you’re not the best baker you’ll be able to make this brittle with no problems.

Thanks to the inclusion of dark cocoa and no additional sugar, this brittle isn’t as sweet as you might expect it to be.

10. Halloween Cake Pops

We love cake pops and they’re always a great idea for any kind of party. As they’re simply cake on a stick, it makes it very easy for guests to take a serving without having to worry about plates and utensils.

These cake pops are made from cake crumbs and are shaped in silicone cake pop molds. There are several decorating options included in the recipe as well.

11. Halloween Cake With 4 Layers

Although easy to make, this Halloween cake will take you some time to make and assemble so keep this in mind before you begin!

It’s simply four layers of a basic vanilla sponge cake that are colored with different bright Halloween colors. The layers are assembled with a layer of frosting in between and then the cake is covered in black frosting.

12. Halloween Dirt Cake

This dirt cake is ideal for Halloween because just one look at the gritty topping and white chocolate cookies sticking out will instantly make people think of spooky graveyards.

The cake is very easy to make as well as you can have it assembled in just 15 minutes, although it will need a couple of hours to chill before being served.

13. Halloween Pumpkin Candy Pail Cake

We love this adorable and fun pail cake and it’s sure to be the highlight of any Halloween party!

It’s easier to make than it first appears as the pail cake is simply two cakes baked in bundt pans that are then sliced flat and assembled to make a pumpkin shape.

You can decorate the outside of your bundt pumpkin with colored fondant and add another strip of fondant for the handle.

14. Halloween Rice Krispie Treat Cake

Rice Krispie cakes are some of the quickest and easiest cakes that you can make but that doesn’t stop them from being a favorite with people of all ages.

The Rice Krispies are mixed with marshmallow creme and the mixture is then poured into a bundt cake pan to get an interesting shape. Drizzle with lots of colored frosting and sprinkles for the finishing touch.

15. Halloween Spider Web Cake

Spider webs are one of the easiest ways to decorate your home and yard for Halloween and they’re also an easy way to decorate a cake.

The cake itself is a delicious and moist pumpkin cake which is then covered with a layer of black-colored frosting. Even before you get to the decorations, it’s already Halloween-themed!

16. Hocus Pocus Inspired S’mores Pops

Hocus Pocus is one of our favorite Halloween movies and it’s a great watch for all of the family. You can bring one of the famous items from the movie into your Halloween cakes by making these cake pops based on the spell book.

The base of the cake pops is graham crackers and marshmallow creme coated in chocolate.

17. Jack Skellington Oreo Pops

From one popular Halloween movie to another! This next recipe is influenced by Nightmare Before Christmas and is designed after the lead character, Jack Skellington.

Jack’s head is created by using Halloween Oreos that are then dipped into white chocolate and decorated. You can add the finishing touch with some black ribbon on the sticks.

18. Leftover Halloween Candy Chocolate Cake

This is called a “leftover” Halloween candy cake because the topping of the cake is made with whatever Halloween candy you have left over!

You don’t have to make it after Halloween as you can just grab a few of whatever candy you have prepared for trick-or-treaters or for yourself. Make the topping as packed and random as you can.

19. Melting Witch Poke Cake

This is a very easy and quick cake to make and you don’t need to be perfectly neat with it, either. It’s made from several different layers that are then arranged in a cake pan before being served.

The bottom layer is chocolate cake, next is a green-colored pudding layer, and finally a topping layer of cool whip. You can then add cute witches’ hats for more of a Halloween theme.

20. Mini Pumpkin Cake

These mini pumpkin cakes look like real pumpkins but are instead delicious little cakes. The cake itself is also pumpkin flavored as well and they’re made pumpkin-shaped by being baked in mini-bundt pans.

Coat the cakes in orange buttercream and then shape them so that it helps with the pumpkin shape. You can use real pumpkin stems if you want to finish the illusion.

21. Pumpkin Cake Roll With Mascarpone Whipped Cream

If you’re catering for a Halloween party for adults and are looking for a cake that is Halloween-themed without being as cute and obvious, then this cake roll is a great option.

The orange and black colors instantly make it look Halloween-themed and the pumpkin flavors are delicious. Making the roll is easier than it looks as well!

22. Pumpkin Cheesecake Ghosts

Cheesecake is a great dessert and cake for any occasion and Halloween is no exception. This recipe will teach you how to make these cheesecake ghosts from scratch and they’re surprisingly easy to make.

The base of the cheesecakes is chocolate wafer cookies and these are then topped with a cheesecake mix flavored with pumpkin puree. Some unflavored cheesecake makes the white ghosts.

23. Pumpkin Halloween Vanilla Cake Pops

Although this is another recipe for cake pops, it’s more traditional than the other pops we’ve included so far. The pops are simple vanilla cake and you can make this a few days in advance as a slightly stale cake works great for cake pops!

The cake is then crumbled and mixed together with buttercream and scooped out into balls for the cake pops.

24. Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

We love chocolate cakes that are layered with peanut butter frosting and this is one of the best versions we’ve found. You will need three layers of chocolate cake and this is then coated around the outside with chocolate frosting.

Add some chocolate cake crumbs to the top to make the base of a dirty pumpkin patch. More peanut butter frosting can be rolled to make mini-pumpkins.

25. Snake Cake

This is a colorful and fun snake that any children are sure to love! The snake is really easy to make as the cake itself is just a Rice Krispie cake.

Bake the cake in a 9-inch springform pan and when it’s cooled, a few slices will easily transform it into a snake. Cover the snake with colorful frosting and decorate with M&Ms.

26. Spiced Pumpkin Molasses Cake

Look at how cute this pumpkin cake is! The cake is easy to make but will require some time to bake and cook, so keep this in mind.

The cake is made with pumpkin pie spice, molasses, pumpkin, and buttermilk to make a deliciously moist pumpkin and molasses cake.

Once the cake has fully cooled you can decorate it with confectioners’ sugar and some stencils to make the outline of the pumpkin face.

27. Spooky Ghost Cookies

These sugar cookies are sure to fly off the plate! Sugar cookies are well-known for being very easy to make and these cookies are no different.

They’re best if you refrigerate the dough for around an hour before baking, but then they only take 10 minutes in the oven. Once baked and cooled, simply cover the cookies in white frosting and decorate them with a ghostly face.

28. Super Moist Easy Mini Pumpkin Cakes

Not only are these mini-pumpkin cakes really cute, but they’re also completely vegan so you can serve them to all of your guests!

Like some of the other pumpkin cakes in this article, they’re made using bundt cake pans to get that wonderful pumpkin shape.

29. Trick-Or-Treat Cake Sandwiches

This is a very easy but clever idea that you can customize and use time and again for several different events. It’s just small squares of chocolate cake that have letters written on them in buttercream to spell out “trick or treat.”

The recipe uses chocolate cake mix although you can make your own cake if you prefer.

30. Towering Haunted House Cake

We might be stretching the definition of easy with this recipe! Making the cake and vanilla buttercream is easy to make but the more difficult parts come from assembling the haunted house.

However, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort your guests are sure to be amazed at your edible house!

31. Vampire Cookies

Just look at these cookies! They’re much easier to make than they look and are sure to be a huge hit with your guests. The base and top of the mouths are made from chocolate chip cookies that have been cut in half.

Layer the cookies with vanilla frosting colored red and some mini marshmallows become the teeth with slivered almonds as the fangs.

32. Witch Cauldron Mug Cake

Mug cakes are some of the easiest cakes you can make as they only take around 90 seconds in the microwave to cook! You can really make these mug cakes special by choosing the right mugs, such as ceramic cauldrons.

Just make sure that any mug you choose is microwave safe. Simply mix the ingredients together in a bowl and then pour them into your mug. Microwave on high heat for 90 seconds and allow to cool.

33. Witch Hat Cupcakes

Our final recipe is these cute cupcakes that are topped with witch hats. The recipe gives you instructions to make the cupcakes from scratch as well as for the buttercream topping. The hats are simple to make as well!

Final Thoughts

In this article, we introduced 33 easy and delicious Halloween cakes. We included a wide variety of cakes that are suitable for all different types of events, from parties to gifts for trick-or-treaters.

Some cakes have Halloween decorations baked into them whereas others just have Halloween themes as the finishing touches.

We also included a wide variety of different flavored cakes so no matter what cake you like, there is sure to be something for you.

Happy Halloween!

Frequently Asked Questions

Now let’s answer some of the commonly asked questions about Halloween cakes.

What Cakes Are Suitable For Halloween?

The great thing about Halloween cakes is that virtually everything can be made into a Halloween cake! Although some flavors and styles work better than others, with a few tweaks you can make any cake suitable for Halloween.

Cakes made from chocolate or other dark-colored cakes such as red velvet are great for Halloween. The key colors for Halloween are black and orange after all, so any cake that is naturally black will suit the Halloween theme perfectly. 

For other cakes, you can simply use Halloween themes for the decorations. Spiders, pumpkins, mummies, tombstones, and other common Halloween motifs will make everything look suitable for Halloween.

What Can Cakes Be Used For At Halloween?

Of course, cakes can be served as desserts at a Halloween party but they can be used for so much more than that as well. Instead of giving candy to trick-or-treaters, why not give them a homemade cake?

Halloween muffins, cookies, and cupcakes are ideal for trick-or-treaters. As they’re small and individual servings you can easily give them away, especially if they’re wrapped in cake bags to keep them protected and free from contaminants.

33 Easy And Delicious Halloween Cakes

33 Easy And Delicious Halloween Cakes

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