With Halloween right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your monstrous Halloween event! Whether you plan on celebrating with a small family get-together or a great big bash, you can’t have Halloween without some sweet treats to eat!
Halloween doesn’t have to cost an “arm and a leg” either! Not only will the monstrous recipes listed below create a “bootiful” Halloween tablescape for little money, but will make your ghosts, goblins and ghoulish guests grin from ear to ear too!
20 Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes Recipes To Die For!
- Frankenstein’s Monster Cake – This Halloween cake, from Bird on a Cake, is guaranteed to make even the creepiest monster and ghoulish ghost grin!
- Bride of Frankenstein Cake – This top-rated recipe, from Pillsbury, calls for 1 box of white cake mix, vegetable oil, eggs, green food color, store-bought container of whipped fluffy white frosting, white and blue decorating icing, green gumdrops and green, red and black decorating gel.
- Graveyard Cake – Chocolate trees, graham cracker crypts and freshly dug graves adorn this “howling” cake.
- Coffin Pumpkin Cake – This moist cake recipe calls for canned pumpkin. R.I.P.
- The Great Pumpkin Cake – No need to “sharpen” your carving skills on a pumpkin this year. This cake looks like the real deal!
- Host of Ghosts Cake – Ghouls and goblins will love this Host of Ghosts Cake from Epicurious!
- Creepy Crawly Cake – This recipe, from Martha Stewart, will give you the creeps! You’ll need all-purpose flour and cake flour, baking soda, sugar, unsalted butter, eggs, low-fat buttermilk, vanilla, semisweet chocolate, heavy cream, chocolate malt balls and rubber cockroaches.
- Spooky Spider Cake – This recipe, from Taste of Home, calls for a box of chocolate and white cake mixes, eggs, baking cocoa, vanilla, light corn syrup, purple and black paste food coloring, shortening, confectioners’ sugar, wooden dowels and toothpicks, black twisted licorice and candy corn.
- Pretty Pumpkin Cupcakes – Speaking of pumpkins, decorate your favorite cupcakes with orange frosting, fine and coarse orange decorating sugar and pretzel sticks.
- Chocolate Marshmallow-Ghost Cake and Mini Cupcakes – This adorable cake filled with friendly ghosts, is too cute to eat!
- Ding Dong the Witch is Dead Cupcakes – It’s too late for this witch!
- Brain Cupcakes – Speaking of brain food!
- Witches Cupcakes – This bewitching recipe calls for a package of chocolate cake mix, white frosting, green food coloring, chocolate sugar cones, chocolate wafers and candy corn.
- Skeleton Cupcakes – You’ll need unsalted butter, shortening, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, salt, brown M&Ms, black licorice, white mini-jellybeans and chocolate wafers to decorate these chocolate cupcakes.
- Broken Glass Cupcakes – Ewww!
- Halloween Cake Balls – These adorable cake balls are the perfect treat to eat for Halloween! You’ll need 1 box of Red Velvet or Yellow cake mix, 1 can of store-bought frosting, melting chocolate, 1 bag of lollipop sticks and several tubes of gel icing in various colors.
- Batty Cupcakes – Your guests will go batty for these simple-to-make cupcakes.
- Mummy Cupcakes – Decorate your favorite cupcakes with candy-coated chocolate pieces, mini-chocolate chips and green icing.
- Fang Cupcakes – Using your favorite cupcake recipe, add some fun fangs with Leaf Green and Black colored icing, and butter-cream and chocolate butter-cream icing.
- No-Bake Spiderweb Cheesecake – OMG! If you love cheesecake, check out this no-bake cheesecake!
Happy Halloween! And for even more Halloween fun, check out the articles below:
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