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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

Halloween Witch Hats

Halloween Witch Hats

Halloween Witch Hats

Kids of all ages love finding the cake inside these cute cones. They're great for class parties. —Betsy King, Duluth, Minnesota

Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Giant Cupcake Pumpkin

Make a smiley statement by decorating a whole tray of cupcakes. Once everyone’s seen the big picture, they can all take a treat. —Gena Lott, Ogden, Utah

White Fright Cake

White Fright Cake

White Fright Cake

Fresh or frozen raspberries folded into a thick strawberry glaze turn a boxed white cake mix into a sinister delight. My husband is not a fan of chocolate, so this is a great treat for him. —Cynthia Ford, Powder Springs, Georgia

"Boo" Berry Ghosts

"Boo" Berry Ghosts

Ghoulish treats cause quite a fright, but these strawberry cakes are so yummy they won't haunt you for long! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Haunted Castle Cake

Haunted Castle Cake

Haunted Castle Cake

Although this cake will steal the show, it's really not that difficult to make. The castle and tombstones are decorated sugar cookies, the cake is a simple layer cake, and the ghosts, tree, bat and cat are made from simple icing. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Mini Spider Bites

Mini Spider Bites

Mini Spider Bites

These little cupcakes are almost too sweet to eat! Let the kids help you assemble the charmers and you can teach a science lesson, too—what a great way to teach that all spiders have eight legs! —Sara Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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