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 recipes for more mouth-watering desserts for the spooky season. We also have a selection of halloween biscuits, halloween jelly and halloween party recipes.

1. Halloween slash cake

halloween slash cake

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.

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2. Easy spook cake

easy spook cake

The perfect rich chocolate cake to get Halloween going! This easy spook cake is sandwiched together with a dark chocolate buttercream and topped with shop-bought mini meringues decorated however you'd like. For a spooky fake blood effect, use berry syrup and drizzle over.

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3. Kiwi slime pies

kiwi slime pie

Make these kiwi pies for a Halloween party, and they'll go down a treat with kids and grown-ups alike. Green jelly and custard make a delicious 'slime' filling, and the individual pies mean there’s no need for sharing!

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4. Halloween biscuits

halloween biscuits

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.

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5. Spider biscuits

spider biscuits

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.

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6. Black cat cake

black cat 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.

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7. Halloween brownies

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.

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8. Spooky Halloween marshmallow cheesecake

spooky halloween marshmallow cheesecake

Get the kids involved in making this masterpiece! With a chocolate biscuit base and a creamy, sweet filling, you won't be able to resist it. The meringue ghosts are easy to make and decorate too and sit nicely on top. This spooky halloween marshmallow cheesecake is the perfect Halloween party treat.

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9. Halloween meringue monsters

monster meringue

Go crazy for these colourful mini meringues, made into little characters to keep everyone entertained! These meringue monsters are fun and customisable, making them the perfect addition to a Halloween party food table. You can find more Halloween dessert recipes in our collection.

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10. Pumpkin spice scones

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.

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11. Halloween gingerbread

halloween gingerbread

Add a chilling twist to the innocent gingerbread man with these halloween gingerbread. This easy recipe has the classic gingerbread biscuit base, flavoured with black treacle, ginger, cinnamon and mixed spice to really pack an autumnal punch. Make a simple glace icing and draw on ghosts and mummies for an added scare!

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12. Halloween pavlova

halloween pavlova, boo

More meringue goodness coming your way with this show-stopping Halloween pavlova. Pipe out your desired letters, making sure to double them up and bake on a very low heat for 2 hours. Top with fruit and a 'blood' coulis. Use icing pens and edible flowers for extra decoration and serve!

13. Ghoulish halloween cupcakes

ghoulish halloween cupcakes

Simple vanilla cupcakes are creatively transformed into these ghoulish halloween cupcakes. Great for an afternoon activity inside or served at a party, they'll impress kids and adults alike! These Halloween cupcakes are also a good choice for a gathering and just as impressively decorated.

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14. Spooky surprise truffles

zombie truffles

A complete game of Russian roulette, these spooky surprise truffles will tantalise tastebuds and provide great entertainment for guests at a Halloween party. Use any small snack at hand. We suggest fizzy sweets, olives and capers for that weird taste sensation. You can find more halloween snacks in our collection.

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15. Spiders web cake

spiders web cake

Indulgent chocolate cakes, lathered with delicious Swiss meringue buttercream and lavishly decorated to make a spider's web cake. This would make a great birthday cake for a Halloween lover or a centrepiece dessert for a Halloween party.

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