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Halloween Cakes

Looking for recipes for halloween cakes? Taste of Home has the best halloween cake recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake

We sometimes call this Thanksgiving Cake because it's a tasty alternative to pumpkin pie, but we don't relegate it to just that holiday. I think you'll agree it's delicious any time of the year.—Kathy Rhoads, Circleville, Ohio

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

Pumpkin Cake

A slice into this fun pumpkin-shaped dessert reveals a moist banana cake inside. A tempting nut filling joins two cakes to form the pumpkin. Decorating is easy with orange-tinted frosting. We use it as a birthday cake, but it also would be nice following a special fall meal. —Julianne Johnson, Grove City, Minnesota

Halloween Layer Cake

Halloween Layer Cake

Halloween Layer Cake

There's nothing "scary" about this cake. I make it every Halloween for my husband, Mike, and our three children. —Karen Wirth, Tavistock, Ontario
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Graveyard Cake

Graveyard Cake

Graveyard Cake

Underneath tasty "tombstones," ghosts, pumpkins, "worms" and "soil" that make this dessert a conversation piece, you'll find a delectable chocolate cake made from scratch in a few simple steps. It's a recipe I use year-round with different frostings. —Vicki Schlechter, Davis, California

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

These moist tender white cupcakes from Renee Schwebach of Dumont, Minnesota are perfect for any occasion. For fast yet fabulous results anytime of year, choose candy decorations appropriate to the season.

Haunted House Cake

Haunted House Cake

Haunted House Cake

WHEN this eerie abode appears at Halloween parties, guests will surely move right in...to get a piece of the treat! Our kitchen staff prepared the ghostly home with handy packaged cake mixes, plus common baking pans you likely already have in your kitchen. To complete the frightfully delightful scene, they decorated it with edible details including cookie tombstones, cereal shingles and a chocolate door.

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Bring these extra-special cupcakes to your next bake sale and watch how quickly they disappear—if your family doesn't gobble them up first! Kids will go for the fun appearance and tasty toppings while adults will appreciate the moist spiced cake underneath. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

Ghostly 'Boo-Day' Cake

THIS CREEPY CONFECTION is fast to conjure up...and it's bound to disappear just as quickly! The delicious birthday dessert starts with a homemade chocolate cake kids find hard to resist. For a festive finish, CT's cooks prepared speedy frosting and spread on a ghoulish design with a "Happy Boo-Day" sign.

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

Out-Of-This-World Cupcakes

These are a cinch to bake-and even more fun to decorate! Our Test Kitchen staff turned out a pair of not-so-scary aliens, but you can let your imagination run wild and create critters, princesses, trains...the sky's the limit. Or save the decorating fun for a party activity, and let the kids top their cakes any way they want.

Scaredy Cakes

Scaredy Cakes

Scaredy Cakes

Our Test Kitchen home economists guarantee kids of all ages will delight in these funny-faced cupcakes. You can even enlist your little ones to help decorate them, using the candies we suggest or other candies to suit your taste.

Frankenstein Cake

Frankenstein Cake

Frankenstein Cake

Convenience items like a cake mix and canned frosting make this clever dessert a breeze to prepare. It always elicits oohs and ahhs at Halloween parties.
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