Halloween Cake Ideas

A delicious and spectacular collection of Halloween cake recipes!

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Happy Halloween, Friends! Today I’m bringing you a Roundup of Halloween Cake Ideas. Are you ready to have some FUN?

You are sure to find your cake soulmate here. There are gorgeously decorated cake varieties. Including pumpkin, chocolate, apple flavors, and red and black velvet!

Am I missing any? It wasn’t easy to stop adding to the collection.

I know you will love these yummy recipes from talented bakers and bloggers! Just click the cake photos below to check out their sites and get the recipes.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Discover more holiday fun with Halloween desserts, gnomes, table decor, and Fall Cookie Recipes.

Pumpkin Cake Recipes

The flavor of pumpkin is synonymous with fall. It induces cozy, happy emotions in many people, including me! 🙋‍♀️ Not to mention, it brings a bounty of delightful tastes.

These recipes go out to the diehard fans who love all things pumpkin!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake

This stunning Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake by Liv for Cake is your favorite Fall beverage in cake form! It’s a delicious pumpkin spice cake with a coffee buttercream frosting. Recipe HERE

Warning: When you see all of Liv’s beautiful creations, you may feel the need to quit your day job and become a cake maker!

Pumpkin Cake Roll with Mascarpone Whipped Cream

This lovely take on a classic pumpkin cake roll made by Love and Olive Oil features a lightly spiced pumpkin sponge cake and a creamy mascarpone whipped cream filling.

The striking orange and black diagonal stripe patterns are made by coloring some batter and piping it onto the baking pan before the cake is baked. Recipe HERE

Pumpkin Cake Sheet Cake

A simple, straightforward pumpkin cake recipe is for those who want pure pumpkin and spice flavors with nothing else in the way.

This cake, made by Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction, has brown sugar and 2 cups of pumpkin puree that promise big flavor and an extra moist texture.

It’s undoubtedly wonderful on its own, but you’ll love the smooth and tangy cream cheese frosting on top! Recipe HERE

Decorated Halloween Cakes

Besides amazing flavors, the cakes in this group have an extra special decorative touch. Do you hear your inner artist calling? I hope so!

The Unicorn Cake

Pastry chef Lia Weber made the unicorn cake trend spooky with this amazing unicorn witch cake for Halloween!

This post by The Cupcake Project is geared specifically toward intermediate and advanced bakers.

The tutorial focuses on which colors and tools to use to get the Halloween cake look once you already have a frosted cake, emphasizing how to create the witch unicorn horn. The horn is a fun idea that you could also use on cupcakes! Recipe HERE

Chocolate Spider Web Cake

This chocolate spider web cake by The Little Epicurean features three layers of chocolate cake frosted in a simple chocolate American buttercream and decorated with melted marshmallow spider webs! Recipe HERE

Meringue Bone Palace Halloween Cake

A moist chocolate cake filled with vanilla meringue buttercream & jam, coated in meringue bones with berry coulis ‘blood’ on the side by Domestic Gothess.  Recipe HERE

Easy DIY Monster Eye Cake

Make this adorable and easy Halloween monster cake at home using cookies and candies.

There are no special tools needed, no special skills. Just twist and stick your way to an eye-popping good cake. Made by The Cake Blog. Recipe HERE

Black and Red Velvet Cakes

Halloween is all about mood and emotion. 😁 These cakes deliver both!

Velvet cakes are chocolate cakes made with cocoa powder, vinegar, and buttermilk. The chemical reaction between the ingredients produces a moist and fluffy cake.

Red Velvet is enhanced with red food coloring, while black velvet uses black cocoa to produce a deep dark hue.

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Meringue Ghosts

Ghosts are delightful when made of meringues! They are absolutely adorable on top of Nick’s blood-red velvet cake, which is moist and delicious and perfectly coupled with his cream cheese frosting! Made by The Scranline. Recipe HERE

For meringue tips, compare a mixer vs. blender approach.

Black Velvet Layer Cake

Another creative spin on a Red Velvet Cake! This classic red velvet cake gets a spooky makeover in a beautiful black velvet edition, perfect for Halloween! Recipe HERE 

While you are there, check out Lynn from Fresh April Flours’ Cake of the Month series for tasting all kinds of cakes.

Deep Dark Black Velvet Cake

One more eerie black velvet cake; from Butternut Bakery. This was too good to pass up! This deep and rich cake is the perfect dessert for Halloween.

Its dark color is made using black cocoa, giving it a unique flavor, unlike any other chocolate cake. Each layer is super moist and smothered in silky black cocoa buttercream, splattered with starry white food coloring, and topped with flying paper bats.

Whether you’re making it for Halloween or just want a simple black velvet cake, you can dress it up or down. Recipe HERE 

Halloween Drip Cakes

If you have never tried making a drip cake, your time has come! They are dramatic, fun to make, and the perfect centerpiece for your party table. Check out these Boo-eautiful versions below!

Ghost Chocolate Layered Cake

This layered cake by Season of Baking is full of chocolate flavor and is sandwiched with sweet, delicate vanilla buttercream. To make it even better, add some ghost meringue cookies to make this nice and spooky just for Halloween!  Recipe HERE

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake

A Snickers flavored cake by Half Baked Harvest. This spiced apple cake is made with chocolate. What’s not to love?

The cinnamon is so delicious with the chocolate and the sweet flavors of the apples. And then the Carmel and chocolate dripping down to finish it off. Yes. It’s over the top! Recipe HERE

Poison Apple Cake

Wow. This black mirror glaze cake by Carrie Sellman from The Cake Blog has an edible “poison apple” for Halloween.

A drippy, dark, poison apple cake that’s not overly scary or gory but definitely gives off a spooky Halloween vibe!  Recipe HERE

Pumpkin Spice Turtle Cake

This cake combination by Grandbaby Cakes has all of the categories packed into one gorgeous cake. Pumpkin, decorated and dripping to perfection.

Rich and decadent, this delicious Pumpkin Turtle Cake is a must-have Autumn recipe! The marriage of moist pumpkin spice cake, homemade caramel, chocolate ganache, and toasted pecans makes for a rave-worthy fall dessert!  Recipe HERE

I know you will LOVE all of these Halloween Cake Ideas! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

Have a Spooktacular Halloween!

More Halloween Desserts

Check out the Halloween Dessert Ideas roundup HERE
Check out the Fall Cookie Recipes roundup HERE

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