These layer cakes are Halloween desserts taken to the max: maximum flavor, maximum impact, and maximum “Yummmmm” after that very first bite.
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Pumpkin Halloween Cake
It's one thing to make your cake taste like pumpkin, but it's quite another to make it look the part, too. So if you're on the hunt for Halloween cake ideas that will delight a crowd in terms of both appearance and taste, look no further than this fabulous pumpkin Bundt cake. Shared by Instagram user @preppykitchen, this decadent dessert is stuffed with rich, spicy flavors and indulgent cream cheese frosting. It's then finished off with some seriously colorful buttercream. If only we could find these while walking through the pumpkin patch!
Get the full recipe at Preppy Kitchen.
Spiderweb Halloween "Cheesecake"
A vegan spiderweb cheesecake may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of spooky Halloween cakes, but this decadent recipe just might change that. Shared by Instagram user @cocooncooks, this Halloween dessert proves that you don't need to use dairy products to achieve a sweet, creamy goodness in a cheesecake recipe. Boasting two types of chocolate, this tasty treat gets its signature flavor and texture from a clever blend of plant-based ingredients. Did we mention that the decorative toppings practically make it a work of art?
Get the full recipe at Cocoon Cooks.
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Monster Halloween Cake
One of the best parts about creating spooky Halloween cakes is that it gives you the chance to add a lot of creative colors that you normally wouldn't use for baked goods. Bold shades such as orange, green, and purple take center stage in this delicious dessert — alongside those truly eye-popping candies. Shared by Instagram user @alli_cupcakediaries, this sweet treat proves that even things we're supposed to be afraid of — like monsters — can actually be gorgeous if they're part of a cake. The fact that said cake is chocolate makes it the best part of all.
Get the full recipe at Cupcake Diaries.
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Melting Witch Halloween Cake
If you have any friends or family members who are big fans of The Wizard of Oz, they'll surely get a kick out of this melting witch cake. Shared by Instagram user @beth_thefirstyear, this unique treat shows that spooky Halloween cakes can be inspired by unexpected things, such as a witch's slowly disappearing shoes. It's a far cry from a typical witch hat or witch broom dessert — and that's exactly why we love it so much. Did we mention that the inside of the cake features all three colors of a candy corn? How festive!
Get the full recipe at The First Year.
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Crime Scene Halloween Cake
Spooky Halloween cakes like this one are perfect for anyone who loves watching horror films this time of year. (Scary movie party, anyone?) Shared by Instagram user @missashleydiana, this dessert proves that sometimes all you need for a good scare is a clever use of raspberries. Yes, you heard that right: No red dye was used in the making of this sweet treat. Even more impressive? This Halloween table centerpiece cake is also completely plant-based — and we bet that none of your party guests will be able to tell.
Get the full recipe at Ashley Diana.
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Healthy Halloween Cake
If you're looking for a Halloween cake recipe that packs some health benefits, you might consider a Candy Corn M&Ms Halloween Oreo Protein Cake. We know that the mention of all the super-sweet candy ingredients right in the title may have you scratching your head a bit, but keep in mind that they only reference the toppings. Shared by Instagram user @flexibledieting4lyfe, this dessert is packed with healthy protein and a seasonal pumpkin flavor. In other words, it's pretty much the most delicious definition of having your cake and eating it, too.
Get the full recipe at Flexible Dieting 4 Lyfe.