35 Scary-Sweet Halloween Cakes
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35 Scary-Sweet Halloween Cakes

October has arrived! That means it’s time to get those spooky and sweet recipes ready for fright night. While Halloween is usually all about the candy, cakes are bigger and better. If you’re looking to bake up your first spook-filled dessert, check out these scary beauts to enjoy on All Hallows’ Eve.

1. Dancing Witches Halloween Cake: Witches dancing in a circle usually means bad news. In this case, it’s the best kind of news. We wouldn’t mind a slice! (via Nikki Ikkin)

2. Bloody Halloween Cake: Yikes! Never thought a red chocolate ganache could give us the chills. (via Say It With Cake)

3. Boo Surprise Inside Cake: Surprise your guests with a secret message inside the cake. Plus, this one is surprisingly easy to make. (via I Am Baker)

4. Buried Alive Bundt Cake: Have you ever heard of a bundt cake with doll arms on its ingredients list? Well, now you have! Creepy doll cake FTW. (via Food Librarian)

5. Candy Corn Cake: If you’re a fan of candy corn, then you’ll love this cake. The best part? Its citrus-y insides, which are made up of vanilla, orange, and lemon-flavored layers. (via Bird on a Cake)

6. Chocolate Orange Spider Web Cake: Mmmhmm. Orange cream cheese frosting is the bee’s knees. We love the awesome web icing on top too. (via Bird on a Cake)

7. Creepy Millipede Cake: Watch as this creepy crawler cake makes your guests’ skin craaaawl. (via I Am Baker)

8. Candy Corn Tuxedo Cake: The creepy exterior of this cake cuts away to a fun and colorful surprise inside. Inspired by S’mores Candy Corn, this dessert is one no one can turn down. (via Sprinkle Bakes)

9. Dark Chocolate Cake With Spiders: Who knew floating eyes, spiders, and Nutella buttercream went so well together? (via Taste and Tell Blog)

10. Eye of Newt CakeCreate a slimy snack with snack packs, and sprinkle some candy eyes and gummi worms to up the creep factor. (via Life With the Crust Cut Off)

11. Spooky Cake Balls: Here’s an easy cake recipe to whip up in a hot minute. Your guests won’t be able to resist the spooky eyeballs and mini mummies. (via Brit + Co)

12. Chocolate Chip Cookie CakeOkay. Whoever dreamed up this creation is a genius. With its cookie and candy corn combo, this treat could not get any better. (via Crazy For Crust)

13. Medusa Cake: You won’t want to look away from this cake (although we recommend that you do). (via I Am Baker)

14. Neon Confetti Cake: Here’s something that’ll light up any darkened room. Treat guests to this neon cake and throw in some other glow-in-the-dark decorations to take it to the next level. (via Brit + Co)

15. Chocolate Pumpkin Glazed Cake: There’s nothing quite like a pumpkin cake to make you revel in all the fall flavors. (via Country Living)

16. Pumpkin Patch Dirt Cake: How adorable is this? Create your very own instant pumpkin patch with some instant pudding, Oreo crumbs, and mini pumpkin candies. (via Growing Up Gabel)

17. Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake: This sweet and salty snack has us drooling in anticipation. Bake up this cake, serve with a side of apple bobbing games, and don’t forget the spiked apple cider. (via Half Baked Harvest)

18. Spider Cake: We have to admit — using a metal pumpkin stand for spider legs is an ingenious idea. (via Makoodle)

19. Spooky Spider Cupcakes: Here’s another quick snack for your guests to grab and go. Alternate between spiders, webs, and spooky words for a creepy cupcake collection. (via Tidy Mom)

20. Spider Web Cake: Just when you thought these cakes couldn’t get any prettier. Leave guests in awe with this beautiful, spider-spun cake. (via Hostess With the Mostess Blog)

21. Chocolate Orange Halloween Cake: This 100 percent whole grain cake makes us feel a little less guilty for indulging. (via Texanerin Baking)

22. Mummy Cake: Oreos, cream cheese, and dark chocolate come together to create this adorably wrapped cake. Pair it with the mummy cake balls above for a tomb-like dessert spread. (via Mina Magiska Bakverk)

23. Nightmare Before Christmas Cake: If you’re a Tim Burton fan, this cake is perfect for you. What better way to celebrate one of the coolest movies ever than by showcasing your fandom with this artsy cake? (via The Cookie Writer)

24. Halloween Candy Cake: This cheerful little jack-o’-lantern cake is topped with ALL of the noms: From candy corn to gummy worms, really anything goes here. (via Cookies and Cups)

25. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake: Pumpkin-flavored cheesecakes are one of the main dessert staples of the fall season. The best part about this recipe? It’s no-bake! (via Jane’s Patisserie)

26. Stenciled Halloween Sprinkle Cake: This absolutely stunning dessert features ombre-toned buttercream frosting and delicious vanilla yellow cake. (via Sugar Hero)

27. DIY Monster Eye Cake: We have our eyes on this one. (See what we did there?) This super cute cake boasts equally awesome flavor. Rather than going the easy route and using candy eyes, you’ll make the eyes with a combo of mini Oreos and Junior Mints.(via The Cake Blog)

28. Halloween Bundt Cake: This gorgeous cake features a colorful combo of orange, purple, black, and green — perfect colors for Halloween. The delicious frosting and sprinkles on top don’t hurt, either. (via Love Bakes Good Cakes)

29. Slime Cake: This dark chocolate cake looks stunning when combined with lime green buttercream frosting. Here’s the secret to the dramatic color combo: The dark chocolate is made extra dark with black food coloring. (via i am baker)

30. Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake: Halloween doesn’t have to just be about darkness and ghoulishness. It’s also perfectly fine to celebrate with a bright autumnal vibe like with this beautiful pumpkin spice cake. (via Liv for Cake)

31. Meringue Bone Palace Halloween Cake: Not to be attempted by the faint of heart (meringue is known to be one of the trickiest substances to work with), this creative cake is completely inspired by skeleton bones. Oh, and by the way, underneath all those bones you’ll find a decadent (and equally visually stunning) bright red velvet cake. (via Domestic Gothess)

32. Candy Corn Bundt Cake: Calling all candy corn lovers! Featuring candy corn colors and Betty Crocker pound cake, this Halloween dessert is the one for you. (via A Baker’s House)

33. Pumpkin Chocolate Halloween Cake: This tasty dessert is one of the cutest Halloween cakes yet. It features layers of pumpkin and chocolate cake, all topped with frosting and a cornucopia of Halloween candies. (via Baking a Moment)

34. Haunted House Cake: The devil’s in the details on this cool haunted house-inspired cake. Impress all your friends with this DIY project — use whatever cake flavor strikes your fancy, but we recommend dark chocolate. (via My Cake School)

35. Melted Witch Cake: Showcase this classic look in cake form: The secret to the melted look is dark chocolate ganache. (via The First Year)

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Additional reporting by Maggie McCracken