Last year, I whipped up this Chocolate Orange Layer Cake at the last minute, and it eded up being so much better than I expected (flavor-wise and looks-wise).
The cake is made up of alternating layers of chocolate and orange cakes, covered in orange buttercream, and drizzled with chocolate ganache. I finished the whole thing of with some sweet and simple fondant jack-o-lanters.
I made the cake with ten layers of cake in orange and black, but you can easily make this with less layers. Personally, I love the impact and surprise that you get from cutting into this cake, but it’s still really fun and super adorable with less layers.
A more recent post, from just a couple of days ago, these Zombie Hand Cupcakes are fun, easy, and totally cute in a really creepy way. Make everything from scratch, or get a little help from a box. Either way, these are fun and tasty.
Also more recent are my mini Pumpkin Spice Cakes. I like this recipe because you can make it small and sweet and fun, like these, or you can make a full sized cake. In fact, this would work great with the decor from the cake above.
Next, my tribute to the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus: Dead Man’s Toe Cupcakes. Fun, gross, and yummy…what more can you ask for from a Halloween treat?!
These little Chocolate Cauldron Cakes are one of my Harry Potter treats from last year, but they double as super fun Halloween goodies. You can fill them with some bubbling green or orange buttercream and they suddenly become cauldrons of ghoulish Halloween brew.
Simple, cute, and elegant Hi-hat Ghosts are an easy last minute treat that can be made with any cake flavor. Don’t want to take the time to make them hi-hats? Top them with a good, firm buttercream instead. Either way, they’re spooky cute.
Super simple Easy Monster Cupcakes are an excellent last minute Halloween treat. Nothing schmany going on here…just good ole cupcakes and yummy frosting, combined with your imagination to make fun monsters.
Another Harry Potter treat, my Harry Potter Cookies would be great for a Harry Potter themed costume party, or Harry Potter movie marathon.
Last year, my Halloween Sugar Cookies were cupcake shaped with a Halloween theme. I just stuck with basic buttercream decorations, done in fun Halloween-ish colors, and they turned out adorbz.
You can never go wrong with Caramel Apples for Halloween. Mine are cinnamon caramel, but the cinnamon can be omitted for basic, delicious caramel apples. Plus, you can go wild with all sorts of candies and toppings to make each apple personal.
More into Candy Apples than caramel? I’ve got you covered there, too.
Last, but not least, Pumpkin Seed Brittle is a seriously delicious, surprisingly easy candy that everyone will love, but is more grown up than most Halloween candy. Add chocolate, or leave it plain, it’s amazing no matter what.
Stay tuned this weekend for another fun Halloween treat or two!