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14 Fast, Easy and Delicious Halloween Cakes Sure To Scare Up Smiles

There’s no trick to these hauntingly good desserts — and with just a hint of Halloween magic (and these clever recipes from the Woman’s World test kitchen), it’s easy to conjure up sweet memories. Simply take your pick from these eye-popping ideas for Halloween cakes guaranteed to delight ghouls and goblins of every age.

And for a real Fright Night blast, click through for how to throw a Halloween movie night, plus some bonus ideas for Halloween treats.

1. Creepy Spider Cake

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Candy melts are the easy secret to make the sweet spiderwebs on this frighteningly good treat.

2. Candy Corn Cake

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No need for any hocus pocus to conjure up our magical masterpiece, thanks to packaged cake mix and our fast-from-scratch marshmallow frosting.

3. Jack 0′ Lantern Cake

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Impress Halloween revelers with this happy pumpkin centerpiece.

4. Reese’s Pieces Cake

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Stirring peanut butter into boxed cake mix gives this dessert decadent flavor.

5. Pumpkin Patch Cake

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Candy jack-o-lanterns add a jolly touch to this black-as-midnight cake roll.

6. Spooky Spiderweb Cake

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Weave a web of delight when you serve up this scary-good centerpiece.

7. Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake

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Pudding mix in the batter makes this deep, dark delight even more rich.

8. Glazed Candy Corn Cake

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Enchant everyone when you serve this mile-high masterpiece that’s a breeze to whip up with cake mix.

9. Candy Corn Chocolate Layer Cake

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Fudge and so fabulous, our from-scratch delight tastes as magical as it looks.

10. Chocolate Spider Web Cake

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It’s easy to create the web on this dark chocolate delight covered in rich ganache.

11. Surprise-Inside Candy Corn Cake

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It’s no trick! Filled with a jumble of Halloween candy, our mix-easy layer cake is a real treat.

12. Witch Bundt Cake

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Sweet smiles are guaranteed when you serve up this Halloween-special treat that really takes the cake.

13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt

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Pudding mix stirred into the batter is the easy secret to this moist and fudgy delight.


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