We know Halloween is all about the candy, but that doesn't mean you can't have your cake and eat it, too. Our easy recipes for Ouija board cake, spiderweb cake, and dead velvet cake will be sure to spook all your Halloween party guests this year! We've even combined the best of both dessert worlds with killer candy and cake combos, like Snickers cheesecake, Kit Kat ice cream cake, and leftover Halloween candy cake.
If you're planning themed décor for your own Halloween party, we've got plenty of cake decorating ideas to suit any style. Dressing up as Daenarys this year? Try our Game of Thrones-inspired White Walker Dragon cake. If your Stranger Things group costume is finally coming together this year, make our Stranger Things-inspired sheet cake to complete the look! And if you've got younger trick-or-treaters around, they'll love this Cookie Lovers' cake.
Want an easy yet classic Halloween cake? It doesn't get any better than our Halloween layer cake. Topping it with Ghost Peeps, Milano cookies with the letters "RIP", and our favorite candies and sprinkles couldn't be simpler, and the presentation is spooky but will still lure everyone in for a bite.
Whatever you do, don't stop at just cake this Halloween. Delight all your guests and ghouls with spooky-cute Halloween cupcakes, Day of the Dead recipes, Halloween cookies, or any of our scary-looking Halloween recipes—all in our collection of fun Halloween foods.
We predict this edible Ouija board will spell Y-U-M. Once you learn how easy it is to make your own edible cake toppers, you'll be almost too powerful.
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We've done our fair share of spooky Halloween treats—Dracula Dentures! Poison Apples!—but wanted to make a Halloween layer cake that you wouldn't be too scared to take a bite of. By topping it with Ghost Peeps and Milano cookies with the letters "RIP", the presentation is spooky but still lure in everyone for a bite.
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Ready to kick off pumpkin season with the most impressive (but not intimidating!) fall dessert there is?! Luckily, there's no fret with this pumpkin cake roll. With a few simple tips, you'll have perfect swirls of cake and cream cheese filling that will have everyone oohing and aahing when you slice into it.
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The sweet and salty cinnamon glaze sets this cake apart—especially when you get a crunchy bite of salt. Black pepper is another savory spice in the batter, which isn’t something you'd necessarily detect, but like salt, it will enhance the other more common pumpkin spices, like cinnamon and allspice.
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This dirt cake is like the large-scale version of our other childhood favorite, dirt pudding (which is made in individual cups and chocolate pudding). How can you go wrong with an Oreo crust topped with a cream cheese pudding mixture that's then sprinkled with more Oreos for good measure? You can't.
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Sure, classic cheesecake is delicious. But PUMPKIN cheesecake? We know some say that it's possible to have too much of a good thing. But not in this case! We think adding gingersnap to the graham cracker crust gives it that extra warm, fall flavor we all look for once October comes around.
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We are very pro-cream cheese and pumpkin here at Delish. The two are as classic as peanut butter and jelly. If you prefer a more classic buttercream, use our favorite buttercream frosting. It will still be just as good; feel free to add some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to your frosting to jazz it up a little.
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Figuring out how to make all of the pumpkin desserts during fall while the oven is full can be a nightmare. That's why you need this no-bake cheesecake. It's a major time saver and while we love our classic pumpkin cheesecake, we go crazy for the no-bake option.
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The best part about this flourless cake is that it doesn't require any flour alternatives. It's just the perfect cake that happens to have zero flour. Cocoa powder and eggs give it all the lift and structure it needs.
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