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Creepy, crawly cake recipes are exactly what your Halloween party needs, from festive cakes with spiders crawling all over to sweet cupcakes covered in the colors of All Hallows' Eve, we have composed some of our favorite Halloween cake recipes that are sure to be a hauntingly yummy delight.

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By MJH

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (18 Votes)
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Servings 10
Preparation time 45
Cooking time 75

  • 1 packages 2-layer-size desired cake mixes
  • 2 cans creamy white frosting
  • 2 (2 1/2-inch) baked cupcakes
  • 1 (1 3/4-inch) baked cupcake
  • Orange paste food coloring
  • Black paste food coloring
  • 3 tiny marshmallows
  • 6 black pearl sprinkles or other tiny black candies
  • 24 black shoestring licorice pieces
  • Desired paste food coloring(s)
  • Cocoa powder

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Start with pre baked cupcakes and canned frosting and these cute monster cupcakes are easy to make for your next Ha

  • 6 marshmallows
  • 6 chocolate or vanilla cupcakes baked in black foil liners
  • 1 (16-ounce) can vanilla frosting
  • Neon green food coloring
  • 6 small chocolate-coated mints
4.8/5 (5 Votes)

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Fun cake to make for a special Halloween party! You can do the same process to make Halloween Party Cupcakes, by l...

  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® Dark Chocolate cake mix
  • Water, as much cake mix boxes call for
  • Vegetable oil, as much cake mix boxes call for
  • Eggs, as much cake mix boxes call for
  • Black food coloring
  • Purple food coloring
  • Orange food coloring
  • 1 (12-ounce) can Betty Crocker® whipped fluffy white frosting
4.4/5 (31 Votes)

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Marbled cake goes Halloween with orange jello 'poke' which makes is moist and delicious! Topped with a homemade cho...

  • 1 (18-1/4 ounce) package fudge marble cake mix
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages orange gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 to 15 candy pumpkins
4.4/5 (7 Votes)

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These Halloween Funfetti cupcakes are a super fun recipe to make with the kids to get the family in the spirit!

  • 1 (18.9-ounce) box Pillsbury Funfetti Halloween Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Crisco pure vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow food color
  • 10 drops red food color
  • 1 (15.6-ounce) can Pillsbury® Funfetti Halloween vanilla flavored frosting
4.3/5 (13 Votes)

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These cupcakes are colored like candy corn with the yellow base, orange top and frosted with white! It would be fun...

  • 1 box classic white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Red and yellow food dye
  • Tub of fluffy white frosting
4.5/5 (133 Votes)

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Caramel drizzles over a pumpkin poke cake with layers of hot chocolate and fluffy white frosting

  • CAKE:
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup pumpkin, from 15 ounce can, not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 (12 ounce) jarshot fudge topping
  • 1 container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 2 tablespoons
  • Caramel topping
4.5/5 (55 Votes)

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Easy to make, these impressive spider web cupcakes have a spooky surprise cream cheese center and spider web frosti...

  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 drops yellow food coloring
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
  • Chocolate decorating decors
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Six deliciously creepy ideas for Halloween cupcakes! Have fun decorating your favorite flavors of cupcakes with a ...

  • 1 box your favorite cake mix.
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • Green food dye
  • Orange food dye
  • Yellow food dye
  • Purple food dye
  • M&Ms
  • Cocoa powder
  • Jolly Rancher green apple fruit chews
  • Black decorating gel
  • Red decorating frosting
  • Chocolate covered graham crackers
  • Kiwi flavored jelly beans
  • Coarse purple sugar
  • Orange sprinkles
  • Black sprinkles
  • Yellow sprinkles
  • Miniature peanut butter cups
  • Shredded wheat
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Leaf shaped sprinkles
  • Pumpkin shaped candies
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Easy and festive pumpkin cupcakes topped with sweet and rich cream cheese frosting

  • 1 (2 layer sized) package spice cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4.6/5 (26 Votes)

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Filled with the citrus flavors of Mandarin Oranges, crushed pineapples, creamy vanilla pudding, and whipped cream, ...

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) yellow or butter recipe cake mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can mandarin oranges, undrained
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) box vanilla or French vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (13-ounce) cool whip or whipped cream
  • butter and flour to prepare 2 (9-inch) round cake pans
4.4/5 (39 Votes)

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It's quite a bit of work to make this ghost, but worth every bit of time! Friends and family will love the boo-tif...

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large marshmallows
  • 1 (16-ounce) can, plus 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • 1 large plain breadstick, or pretzel stick
  • 18 white vanilla chews or taffy pieces
  • 3 chocolate chews (such as Tootsie Rolls)
  • 1 1/2 cups coarse sugar
4.7/5 (18 Votes)

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Black cat cake is the perfect companion to some of the witch related food items for your Halloween party! Don't spo...

  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
  • Tray or cardboard (20x14 inches), covered with wrapping paper and plastic food wrap or foil
  • 1 large yellow gumdrop
  • 1 small black gumdrop
  • Black shoestring licorice
4.7/5 (16 Votes)

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This tangerine cake is such an out-of-the-ordinary treat that is a scrumptious way to end any meal

  • CAKE:
  • 2 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup tangerine juice, freshly squeezed, plus more for glaze
  • 2 tangerines, zested, about 2 tablespoons, plus more for glaze
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • GLAZE AND SPRINKLES:
  • 3 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons tangerine juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon tangerine zest
4.5/5 (27 Votes)

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Oh so easy, and oh so cute! These Halloween cupcakes are decorated with the Ghost Peeps you can find in the store d...

  • CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup semisweet dark chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk (1/2 cup milk plus 1/2 teaspoon vinegar; Let stand for 10 minutes to curdle)
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ghost Peeps
4.7/5 (15 Votes)

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