42 Easy Halloween Cake Ideas {To spook up your Halloween party!}

These Halloween cakes look incredible – but they are super easy to make. Because who has time for complicated??

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Oh my! How amazing are these Halloween cakes? Such fun ideas for a party for kids and grownups!!

EASY Halloween Cake Recipes

We’ve been on a bit of a baking spree here in recent days, sharing some delicious ideas for Halloween cupcake and cookie recipes.

But today we’re onto the main event…. The Halloween Cake!

After all if you are hosting a party this October 31 you need something incredible to act as a centrepiece and amaze your guests.

The good news is that while these cakes look amazing they’re not super complicated (because who has time for that!). Here are our favourite Easy Halloween Cake Recipes – that look like they took more effort than they did!

We’ve got everything from spooky eyeballs and candy apples to Halloween monster cakes!

Spooky Eyeball Halloween Cake

Spooky Eyeball Halloween Cake
Spooky Eyeball Halloween Cake – We’ve got this thing going on right now where we LOVE googly eyes on Halloween cookies, and cupcakes and now this cake!

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake

Half Baked Harvest – Wait a minute. Did someone say Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake? Oh my word. I might just have died and gone to candy apple Halloween cake heaven!

Halloween Bundt Cake

Halloween Bundt Cake

Halloween Bundt Cake – Creepy colours all swirled together inside a bundt cake and drizzled with gooey frosting equals the perfect Halloween cake for a kid’s party!

Bloody Halloween Cake

Bloody Halloween Cake

Bloody Halloween Cake – If you’re trying to plan a Halloween party and your tween boy is acting like the whole thing is far too babyish for him to bother with… show him this cake!

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – Who doesn’t love a giant chocolate cookie? Especially when it’s turned into a cake and laced with candy corns. Oh my!

Frankenstein’s Monster Cake

Frankenstein's Monster Cake

Frankenstein’s Monster Cake – Isn’t he just the most adorable Frankenstein’s Monster you have ever seen? Love the twix as the bolts in the side of his head!

Vintage Halloween Cake

Vintage Halloween Cake

Vintage Halloween Cake – Wow how fabulous is this cake? Love that it is so simple with that white meringue frosting but add some black and white straws and mini bunting and you’ve got yourself a really striking Halloween cake!

Chocolate Chip Cake-Halloween Mummy Cake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cake-Halloween Mummy Cake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Cake-Halloween Mummy Cake Recipe – If you’re looking for an easy Halloween cake that the kids can make with you then this is it. Super simple but super effective!

How to Make a Halloween Decorated Cake Roll

How to Make a Halloween Decorated Cake Roll

How to Make a Halloween Decorated Cake Roll – Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this before… a cake roll that’s decorated on the outside!

Black Velvet Cake

Black Velvet Cake

Black Velvet Cake – Are you drooling right now? Because I am! Oh my goodness this cake is not going to last too long in our house this Halloween!

Candy Corn Cake

Candy Corn Cake

Candy Corn Cake – October wouldn’t be October without Candy Corn right? Which is why we know you will love this cake!

Black and White Tuxedo Bug Cake

Tuxedo Bug Cake

You’ll Bug Out Over our Black and White Tuxedo Cake – Oh my goodness this cake looks absolutely beautiful… until you notice the bugs crawling all over it! The kids will LOVE this!

Halloween Monster Cake

Halloween Monster Cake

Halloween Monster Cake – How amazing is this Frankenstein Monster Cake? And no one has to know that you made it using a Betty Crocker Cake Mix! Shhh!

Halloween Marbled Cake

Halloween Marbled Cake

Halloween Marbled Cake – From the outside this might just look like your typical chocolate covered Halloween cake. But when you cut it open your guests are in for a colourful surprise!

Bloody Halloween Maple Cinnamon Cake

Bloody Halloween Maple Cinnamon CakeOh my! This cake is all exquisite beauty and blood stained at the same time! Your guests will be amazed by this maple cinnamon cake with lashings of coconut sugar, severed in half and dripping with salted caramel blood…

Bloody Halloween Maple Cinnamon Cake by Milk, Chai & Honey

Haunted Bone Church Halloween Cake

Haunted Bone Church Halloween CakeFor something a little less sinister how about this churchyard cake with chocolate dirt and meringue bones!

Haunted Bone Church Halloween Cake by Lil Cupcake Monkey

Panna Cotta Brain

Panna Cotta BrainIf you like panna cotta now is the perfect chance to serve it up all shaped like a brain, don’t forget the strawberry syrup blood for added spookiness!

Panna Cotta Brain by A Queen in the Kitchen

Halloween Edition Chocolate Oreo Cake

Halloween Edition Chocolate Oreo CakeThree layers of fluffy chocolate cake teamed with delicious Oreo buttercream and decorated with spooky ghosts and Halloween sprinkles. This cake is a chocoholic’s dream!

Halloween Edition Chocolate Oreo Cake by Ana’s Baking Chronicles

Halloween Candy Cake

Halloween Candy CakeOoh this takes buttercream frosting to a whole new level for Halloween! It looks all gruesome and delicious at the same time!

Halloween Candy Cake by Cake Whiz

Halloween Twizzler Cake

Halloween Twizzler CakeIf you like your cakes to look a little less bloody then try this more sophisticated Twizzler cake instead! The black screams Halloween especially when paired with orange and yellow M&Ms.

Halloween Twizzler Cake by Cake Whiz

Candy Corn Cheesecake

Candy Corn CheesecakeOk a cheesecake counts as a cake right? I mean it has the word cake in it after all. And how could I not show you this droolworthy option for your Halloween party centerpiece!?

Candy Corn Cheesecake by A Bajillion Recipes

Spooky Purple Velvet Cake

Spooky Purple Velvet CakeMove over red velvet because there’s a new color in town… and purple is such a great color for a dreamingly spooky Halloween cake! Oh and this cake gets bonus points for being gluten free and dairy free!

Spooky Purple Velvet Cake by Lila Ruth Grain Free

Vertical Layer Pumpkin Orange Chocolate Cake

Vertical Layer Pumpkin Orange Chocolate CakeWow I’ve never seen a vertical layer cake before! How cool is that? With all that pumpkin and orange and chocolate deliciousness! This cake tastes so good you’ll want to serve it at your Halloween party and then make another for Thanksgiving!

Vertical Layer Pumpkin Orange Chocolate Cake by All That Jas

Halloween Skull and Dagger Cake

Halloween Skull and Dagger CakeIf the kids are begging for a really spooky cake for their party this year you really can’t go wrong with this skull and dagger cake! Alas poor Yorick!

Halloween Skull and Dagger Cake by Culinary Ginger

Monochrome Cake

Monochrome CakeOr for something totally sophisticated, or suited to a Nightmare Before Christmas themed party check out this jaw-dropping monochrome cake!

Monochrome Cake by Domestic Gothess

Rise from the Dead Mocha Meringue Cake

Rise from the Dead Mocha Meringue CakeOk I confess, I jumped out of my chair the first time I saw this cake! Just think of the reaction you’d get from your party guests!

Rise from the Dead Mocha Meringue Cake by B Sweet

Peekaboo Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf

Peekaboo Pumpkin Chocolate LoafOh how cute is that! A little pumpkin that peeks out as you slice the loaf! This would be the PERFECT not so spooky cake for your toddler or preschooler Halloween party!

Peekaboo Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf by Love in My Oven

Spookalicious Checkerboard Gluten Free Halloween Cake with Marshmallow Ghosts

Spookalicious Checkerboard Gluten Free Halloween Cake with Marshmallow GhostsHow about a checkerboard inside? That’s going to AMAZE your guests for sure! And whoot it’s gluten and dairy free too!

Spookalicious Checkerboard Gluten Free Halloween Cake with Marshmallow Ghosts by The Loopy Whisk

Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake

Halloween Sugar Cookie CakeWhat do you do when you can’t decide whether to make a cake or a cookie? Why you make a cookie cake of course! This one would be fun to serve up at a Halloween playdate.

Halloween Sugar Cookie Cake by Lil’ Luna

Spiderweb Chocolate Tart

Spiderweb Chocolate TartOoh the filling in that chocolate tart is making my mouth water! I’m totally in love with those orange spiders too!

Spiderweb Chocolate Tart by Life, Love and Sugar

Marshmallow Spiderweb Cake

Marshmallow Spiderweb CakeThis spider on the other hand? Totally giving me the heebie geebies!

Marshmallow Spiderweb Cake by The Cake Blog

Bloody Good Cheesecake

Bloody Good CheesecakeOh and here’s another cheesecake… because with all that dripping blood I couldn’t resist adding it the spooktacular list!

Bloody Good Cheesecake by Sugar Dish Me

Halloween Pumpkin Cake

Halloween Pumpkin CakeHere’s another cake that would go down a storm at a party for younger kids. How cute is this little guy!

Halloween Pumpkin Cake by Mom Loves Baking

Candy Corn Cake

Candy Corn CakeOoh how pretty is this cake! Those candy corns look just like flowers!

Candy Corn Cake by Make Fabulous Cakes

X Ray Vision

X Ray VisionHa! What a clever idea for a cake that’s a twist on the usual Halloween skeleton thing. And do you know the great thing about this? You could decorate a store bought cake and no one would be any the wiser… shhh!

X Ray Vision by Country Living

Monster Eye Cake

Monster Eye CakeHa! Love this! Especially as the monster eyes look all googly…

Monster Eye Cake by The Cake Blog

Oreo Spiders Cake

Oreo Spiders CakeOoh here’s fun choice if you love Oreos! Turn them into spiders and use them to decorate your cake!

Oreo Spiders Cake by Bird on a Cake

Glowing Ghost Cake

Glowing Ghost CakeNo way! A cake that lights up? That is seriously cool! And seriously simple to make too when you see the secret!

Glowing Ghost Cake by King Arthur Flour

Sweet Ghost Cake Topper

Sweet Ghost Cake TopperOk this ones not an actual cake… just the topper. But oh my how sweet is this little trick or treater all dressed up as a ghost! You could put her atop a store bought cake, or a cake box cake, or a cake you make from your goto recipe!

Sweet Ghost Cake Topper by My Cake School

Halloween Bundt Cake

Halloween Bundt CakeHere’s another bundt cake for you to try, this time all festively purple and green on the inside!

Halloween Bundt Cake by More or Less Cooking

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Halloween Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Halloween CakeOk this one is for all you peanut butter fans out there! Would you look at the size of the spider on the top of that cake! Wow! And that chocolate frosting looks about an inch think! Yum!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Halloween Cake by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

Chocolate Skull Cake with Hidden Strawberry Jello Brain

Chocolate Skull Cake with Hidden Strawberry Jello BrainOh my! Look that that skull all dripping with blood! This cake is a boozy one so the perfect choice for a grown up Halloween party!

Chocolate Skull Cake with Hidden Strawberry Jello Brain by The Flavor Bender