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.
1. Creepy Spider Cake
Candy melts are the easy secret to make the sweet spiderwebs on this frighteningly good treat.
2. Candy Corn Cake
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
Impress Halloween revelers with this happy pumpkin centerpiece.
4. Reese’s Pieces Cake
Stirring peanut butter into boxed cake mix gives this dessert decadent flavor.
5. Pumpkin Patch Cake
Candy jack-o-lanterns add a jolly touch to this black-as-midnight cake roll.
6. Spooky Spiderweb Cake
Weave a web of delight when you serve up this scary-good centerpiece.
7. Devilishly Good Chocolate Cake
Pudding mix in the batter makes this deep, dark delight even more rich.
8. Glazed Candy Corn Cake
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
Fudge and so fabulous, our from-scratch delight tastes as magical as it looks.
10. Chocolate Spider Web Cake
It’s easy to create the web on this dark chocolate delight covered in rich ganache.
11. Surprise-Inside Candy Corn Cake
It’s no trick! Filled with a jumble of Halloween candy, our mix-easy layer cake is a real treat.
12. Witch Bundt Cake
Sweet smiles are guaranteed when you serve up this Halloween-special treat that really takes the cake.
13. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt
Pudding mix stirred into the batter is the easy secret to this moist and fudgy delight.
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