Layered pumpkin cake with caramel cream filling

Halloween dessert recipes

No Halloween party is complete without an offering of deadly desserts. Get inspired by spooky sponges, cupcakes, jellies, pumpkin pie, toffee apples and more.

6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This cake uses a few shortcuts but the final result is a deliciously impressive dulce de leche and pumpkin spice-filled sponge

1 hr and 15 mins
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8 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

What says 'Halloween party' more than this cake? Fondant icing, strawberry jam and red food colouring are the secrets behind the 'blood' topping and filling

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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7 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Making these toffee apples is a job for grown-ups as the toffee will be very hot – but the kids will love eating them. They're the perfect Halloween treat

30 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make this fruity pie as a Halloween treat. Puff pastry is filled with strawberry jam and apple then decorated with icing eyes for an Egyptian 'mummy' effect

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Swap your usual pumpkin pie for our no-bake, make-ahead cheesecake. It’s perfect for Halloween or Bonfire Night, or as an autumn dessert for the dinner table

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Delicious and simple chocolate cup cakes to make with the kids at Halloween - real crowd-pleasers

35 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking to whip up some ghoulish goodies with your little monsters this Halloween, this frightfully fruity recipe perfectly fits the bill

20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Terrify and delight this Halloween with a dramatic chocolate red velvet cake, sandwiched with an easy cream cheese frosting

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
8 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Bananas taste spookily like creamy ice cream when frozen in ghostly robes of white chocolate - quick and easy, with just 4 ingredients

10 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 

55 mins
Easy
3 ratings 2.4 out of 5 star rating

Get seasonal and spooky with this simple but effective ghost cake – the perfect bake for a Halloween party with friends

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Trick or treat time! This kids' party dessert may look gruesome, but the eyeballs and fingers are all sweet and fruity bites

25 mins
Easy
55 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use grated pumpkin or butternut squash for these gorgeous, spiced cupcakes

40 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this one-pan pud/cake hybrid as an easy dessert for Bonfire Night, Halloween or cooler nights. Served straight from the oven, it’s perfect with custard

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use up your Halloween pumpkin leftovers in this dense, sticky loaf cake which pairs the sweet earthiness of squash with warming ginger

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Serve up a feline-themed treat this Halloween with this family-friendly chocolate cake. Kids will love getting involved with the cute black cat decoration

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Make this easy vegan version of a classic Thanksgiving dessert. Filled with sweet pumpkin and warming spice, our indulgent pumpkin pie is great for sharing

55 mins
More effort
Vegan
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These jellies are bound to be a hit at kids' parties - the webs add a spooky touch and taste great with the jelly

5 hrs and 10 mins
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34 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Special Hallowe'en chocolatey bakes for lucky trick or treaters - you can make ahead and freeze

45 mins
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2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Falling somewhere between a pumpkin pie and a filo pastry apple strudel, this sweet roll works with maple syrup and custard

1 hr and 55 mins
More effort
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This sensational striped sponge requires careful assembly and lots of preparation to perfect the decoration, so set aside a good chunk of time in the kitchen. We've got a Guide to help you every step…

5 hrs
A challenge
7 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Swiss meringue buttercream icing transformed into a spooky Halloween showstopper - this rich chocolate sponge will be the guest of honour at any Halloween party

1 hr and 55 mins
More effort
169 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

One of our most requested recipes – puddings don't get any better than this

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
47 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Nothing beats the crunch of a toffee apple on a crisp autumnal evening, and these taste so much better than shop bought

20 mins
A challenge
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