Gather everyone in the kitchen this fall to enjoy a few fun Halloween baking ideas. From cakes to cupcakes to brownies and more, we've got the best Halloween baking recipes, loaded with fun stir-ins such as marshmallows and pumpkin. Whether you prefer baked goods flavored with pumpkin spice or classic cookies decorated with fun jack-o'-lantern faces, we've got the Halloween baking recipes to solve every sugar craving this season. Bag them up to share at tailgates, class parties, and around the office.
Boo-tiful Pumpkin CakeMake two recipes of this pumpkin cake and create your own tasty pumpkin!
Deserted Graveyard Cake
Prepare this decadent, chocolate-frosted cake for a festive Halloween dessert.
Halloween Cookie BitesThose fancy slice-and-bake cookies are a breeze to make at home thanks to a little food coloring. Plus, the colors make it easy to portion the cookies into three easy bites.
TIP: Let fresh-baked brownies chill, uncovered, overnight. For a perfect slice, cut while they're cold. Serve at room temperature.
Candy Corn Cake WedgesCandy corn has never looked so good.
Ghost-Topped Fudge PieRich and chocolaty, this pie is perfect for Halloween ghosts and goblins!
Mummified Candy-Corn Cake
This festive candy corn-colored cake is sure to impress your Halloween guests.
Almond Spider Cakes
A web of sugary goodness awaits you in these Halloween cupcakes. Almond paste in the batter and a colorful almond glaze give these cakes a distinctive nutty taste that kids will love. Top with plastic or gummy spiders for a spooky touch.
Pumpkin Cake with Little Ghosts
Don't let this creepy cake fool you, it's infused with hauntingly-good spices, rich pumpkin flavor, and a decadent chocolate drizzle. Even the little ghosts are edible!
Cunning Citrus CakeThis autumn recipe comes together in no time and never fails to impress.
Red-Velvet Cake Balls with White ChocolateDipped in white chocolate, these red-velvet cake balls are perfect for turning into eyeballs on Halloween. With a steady hand and food coloring, David Burtka paints detailed irises and pupils on each one; for the less artistically inclined, an M and M pressed into the white chocolate before it sets makes for a quick-and-easy creepy alternative.
Pumpkin-Vanilla Ice Cream SandwichesThese whoopie pies give a whole knew meaning to cake and ice cream! Vanilla ice cream is sandwiched between the festive orange cakes that are pack with pumpkin flavor.
White Chocolate 'Butterfinger' BarsJessica Segarra, 25, Tampa, Fla., thenovicechefblog.com
Ghosts in the MudThese cookies are so ooey-gooey and chocolaty that a gang of ghosts couldn't resist and got stuck!
Bittersweet Chocolate CookiesGingerbread cutters work if you're making skeletons. You can also use 2 1/2-inch cat or bat cutters. Look for meringue powder at craft stores or in the craft section of some big-box retailers.
Pumpkin Mousse Pie
Witchy CookiesSave time by using refrigerated sugar-cookie dough to make these spooky witch cookies. Use green food coloring and cocoa to dye the dough green and brown then decorate with brown icing and mini chocolate candies.
Chocolate Candy Corn TrufflesDark chocolate and bitter orange offset the sweetness of candy corn in these fun but fancy truffles. Prep and Cook Time: about 30 minutes, plus at least 2 1/2 hours to chill. You'll need 64 fluted 1-inch paper candy cups for this recipe.
No Halloween party is complete without a table full of assorted goodies, especially in the form of monsters, ghosts, or ghoulish accessories like these witches brooms! These cookie brooms are a fun and easy Halloween dessert that are great to serve to adults and kids alike.
Who gives a hoot if someone takes the last cookie? When the cookies are this cute, can you blame them?
Our editor grew up making these family-favorite Pumpkin Cookies every fall, and the smell still reminds her of her mother's kitchen. You can top off the frosting with a single candy corn, a pecan, or colored sprinkles or put two cookies together to make whoopie pies. Family, friends, and neighbors alike will go nuts over these sweet-spiced Pumpkin Cookies!
Skullduggery SquaresThe real pumpkin in these little bars makes them moist and full of color!