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Halloween cupcakes

Top 10 easy Halloween baking ideas


From spooky sponges with simple designs, to eye-catching cupcakes you can make in a flash, our easy Halloween baking ideas are perfect for the scary season.

Need some inspiration for spectacular Halloween sweets that won't take hours in the kitchen? Look no further than our easy Halloween baking recipes, bursting with creepy character and crowd-pleasing flavours. From peanut butter spider biscuits, to black velvet cupcakes and seasonal pumpkin spice scones. Fill your kitchen with these delectable desserts and enjoy while you can, they won't be around for long!


Check out our Halloween baking collection for more mouth-watering desserts for the spooky season.

Our top 10 easy Halloween baking recipes

1. Halloween slash cake

Halloween cake with slice cut and slash marks

Add some drama to your treat table with our Halloween slash cake. Stark red stripes on white fondant, covering a rich chocolatey sponge make for an eye-catching and delicious centrepiece. Mix up some speedy fake blood and get creative.

2. Halloween cupcakes

Decorated Halloween cupcakes with sweets

These bite-sized ghoulish beauties are ideal for sharing. Our easy Halloween cupcakes are made with a soft black velvet sponge and the spooky design of your choice. Try a traditional black cat, a monochromatic skull or colourful monster faces. Have sweetie decorations and coloured fondant at the ready. Take a look at our ghoulish Halloween cupcakes for even more decoration inspiration.

3. Ghost cake

Ghost cake on plate

It wouldn't be Halloween without a few ghosts making an appearance. This impressive looking ghost cake is deceptively simple to make. A careful drape of white fondant, a few clever additions and artful ruffle effects, et voilà! This super cute spook is almost too pretty to eat.

4. Halloween biscuits

ghost cookie

Delicate buttery biscuits, sandwiched with icing and hiding a popping candy filling are bound to make your party go with a bang. Our ghostly Halloween biscuits are a fun twist on your standard treat, try filling them with rainbow sprinkles for a colourful surprise for young children and adults alike.

5. Spider biscuits

Chocolate spider cookies on cooling rack

Peanut butter and chocolate is a well established match made in heaven. Indulge your sweet tooth and get the kids mixing and decorating our simple spider biscuits. With a few simple spooky touches, you can transform an everyday cookie into a Halloween feast.

6. Black cat cake

Black cat chocolate cake

Feline fans will be head over heels for our black cat cake. Serve up this cute chocolate cake with minimal decoration for a delectable, family-friendly dessert. No one will be able to turn down a slice of this squidgy sponge with chocolatey frosting. Kids will love arranging the whiskers and bringing your cat creation to life.

7. Halloween brownies

A set of spooky Halloween brownies

What could be better than a squidgy chocolate treat, topped with a spooky surprise? Our spooky Halloween brownies are simple to make and will disappear in a flash. Slice and serve these eerie eyeball desserts to your lucky party guests.

8. Halloween skull cookies

Skull cookies with icing

Turn a jammy biscuit sandwich into a scary skull treat with our Halloween cookies. Decorating pens at the ready, these shortbread-style cookies are the perfect blank canvas for your sweet skeletons. Sandwich your biscuits with lemon curd, raspberry jam or even chocolate spread, depending in your tastes.

9. Chocolate bat biscuits

Chocolate bat biscuits

Fancy a side helping of chocolate biscuits with your glass of milk? Our chocolate bat biscuits will perch on the side of your beverage and look fantastic as part of a spooky spread. You can even turn these versatile bakes into traditional bourbons with a dollop of vanilla buttercream. Read our tip on how to create owls and cats to pair with your bats for a magical menagerie.

10. Pumpkin spice scones


Add a dash of seasonal flavour to your afternoon tea spread with our pumpkin spice scones. Enjoy one still warm from the oven, split and slathered with butter or cream cheese for a filling snack. Whip up a batch in under 30 minutes and watch them disappear from the tin.

Enjoyed these bakes? Try our other Halloween treats...

Halloween recipes to make with kids
Top 10 Halloween cupcake ideas
Our best Halloween cake recipes
5 ways with toffee apples


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