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Halloween cake recipes

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Sink your teeth into bewitching cakes and bakes this Halloween. We have various tricky treats from spider web muffins and pumpkin cakes to eyeball pops.

Try these Halloween cake recipes, then check out our Halloween baking recipes, Halloween dessert recipes and more Halloween recipes.

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  • Black cat cake served on a cake stand

    Black cat cake

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    Serve up a feline-themed treat this Halloween with this family-friendly chocolate cake. Kids will love getting involved with the cute black cat decoration

  • Halloween pumpkin cake

    Halloween pumpkin cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.203 ratings

    Like carrot cake? Then try using up your leftover pumpkin in this clever traybake for Halloween

  • Halloween slash cake served on a cake stand

    Halloween slash cake

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.8 ratings

    What says 'Halloween party' more than this cake? Fondant icing, strawberry jam and red food colouring are the secrets behind the 'blood' topping and filling

  • Haunted graveyard cake

    Haunted graveyard cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.39 ratings

    The perfect centrepiece for a Halloween celebration, this cake is guaranteed to make your party extra spooky

  • Pumpkin & caramel corner-cutting cake 2016

    Pumpkin & caramel cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    This cake uses a few shortcuts but the final result is a deliciously impressive dulce de leche and pumpkin spice-filled sponge

  • A range of Halloween cupcakes decorated with cat and monster designs

    Halloween cupcakes recipe

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.6 ratings

    Bake our Halloween cupcakes for your little monsters. With black velvet sponge and scary faces made using simple icing techniques, they're spookily good

  • Spider's web cake 2016

    Spider's web cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.7 ratings

    Swiss meringue buttercream icing transformed into a spooky Halloween showstopper - this rich chocolate sponge will be the guest of honour at any Halloween party

  • Freaky finger red velvet cake

    Freaky finger red velvet cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.11 ratings

    Terrify and delight this Halloween with a dramatic chocolate red velvet cake, sandwiched with an easy cream cheese frosting

  • Pumpkin cupcakes on a board

    Pumpkin cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.57 ratings

    Use grated pumpkin or butternut squash for these gorgeous, spiced cupcakes

  • Eerie eyeball pops

    Eerie eyeball pops

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.32 ratings

    These spooky chocolate cake balls will be a hit with kids at Halloween - they can help decorate them too

  • Spider web chocolate fudge muffins

    Spider web chocolate fudge muffins

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.36 ratings

    Special Hallowe'en chocolatey bakes for lucky trick or treaters - you can make ahead and freeze

  • Hooting Halloween owls

    Hooting Halloween owls

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.18 ratings

    Delicious and simple chocolate cup cakes to make with the kids at Halloween - real crowd-pleasers

  • Spooky spider cakes

    Spooky spider cakes

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.14 ratings

    Children will have great fun decorating these at Halloween parties

  • Fudgy chocolate & orange gateau

    Fudgy chocolate & orange gateau

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    This sensational striped sponge requires careful assembly and lots of preparation to perfect the decoration, so set aside a good chunk of time in the kitchen. We've got a Guide to help you every step of the way, see the Tip box below

  • Pumpkin & ginger teabread

    Pumpkin & ginger teabread

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.71 ratings

    A moist cake bread to serve thickly sliced and buttered- it's good for lunchboxes and with a cup of tea

  • Malloween ghosts

    Halloween ghosts

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.4 ratings

    Made with melted marshmallows, these spooky little Halloween ghost cakes are both chewy and crisp

  • Squeamish squares

    Squeamish squares

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.4 ratings

    These will be a big hit at Halloween – sticky, crunchy and chewy in one bite

  • Frankenstein cupcakes

    Frankenstein cupcakes

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Make your own monsters this Halloween with our easy baking recipe - decorate with green and black icing and mini marshmallows

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