top of page

Homemade Halloween Treats

It’s a tradition in our house to bake spooky treats for Halloween. We love doing it year after year. This year we have made spooky vanilla cupcakes and a chocolate cobweb cake! It’s great to get the family involved in the baking too. If you’d like the recipes for the yummy treats then check them out below! I’ve also added in some of my favourite Halloween inspired treats from some of my fellow blogger friends! Have a great Halloween!

Spooky Vanilla Cupcakes 


For the cake:

165g unsalted butter 

165g caster sugar 

165g self-raising flour

1tsp vanilla extract

1tsp baking powder

3 eggs

For the buttercream:

150g softened unsalted butter

300g icing sugar

For the cake toppers:

Ready to roll icing in black, orange, and white

Edible eyes

Black icing pen


  1. Preheat the oven to 160ºC/gas mark 4 and add 12 muffin cases to a muffin tray.

  2. Beat the butter and sugar together for until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs one at a time and mix.

  4. Add the vanilla extract.

  5. Sift in the flour and fold the mixture until combined.

  6. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases.

  7. Bake for 20 minutes.

  8. Leave to cool on a cooling rack.

For the buttercream:

  1. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl, add the butter, and beat together until a smooth but thick consistency is achieved (You can add a drop of milk at this stage if you’re buttercream is too thick).

  2. Add the buttercream to a piping bag and pipe a small amount onto each cupcake. Pattern and style don’t matter here as you will be adding a cake topper. Think of the buttercream as a type of glue to stick your cake topper to your cupcake.

For the cake toppers:

  1. I used a cookie cutter to get the circle shape for the toppers out of icing. Once you have done this, you can then create your design by adding icing and edible eyes.

Creepy Chocolate Cobweb Cake


250g unsalted butter

250g caster sugar 

200g self-raising flour

1tsp vanilla extract 

50g cocoa powder 

4 eggs 

For the ganache and decoration:

200g dark chocolate 

200ml double cream 

10 white marshmallows 

Edible eyes


  1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4 and line a rectangular cake tin with baking paper.

  2. Beat together the butter and sugar, and add the eggs one at a time while. Then add the vanilla extract.

  3. Sift the cocoa powder and flour into a bowl then add this mixture to the butter mixture and fold until combined. Spoon the mixture into the rectangular tin.

  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes then leave to cool.

  5. To make the chocolate ganache, put the double cream into a saucepan and bring to the boil then pour into a heatproof bowl. Add the chopped chocolate, a little at a time, and stir until completely melted and the ganache is smooth and glossy. Then leave to cool for a few minutes.

  6. Place the cake on the cooling rack over a sheet of baking paper. Add the chocolate ganache and spread over the cake evenly. Pop in the fridge to set.

  7. For the cobweb effect, lightly butter a microwave-proof dish and add the marshmallows. Microwave the marshmallows in 10-second bursts until they are melted).

  8. Take the marshmallow in between your fingers and pull apart, making thin strands to create the cobweb effect. Add to strands to the cake! Add the edible eyes and black icing (optional).

  9. Enjoy!

Halloween Candy Bark

Halloween Candy Bark is a fun and easy dessert to make! Head over to Karen's Kitchen Stories to learn more about this recipe and see lots more Halloween treat inspiration on her Halloween Treats Week blog!

Mummy Cake Pops

How fun are these mummy cake pops! They'd be great to tuck into while watching a spooky movie on Halloween. Why don't you get the kids involved in making them with you too? Check out Karen's Kitchen Stories for more recipes including Monster Cake Pops and Pretzel Owls!

Fangtastic Guacamole

If you're looking for a healthier Halloween snack, then why don't you try a fangtastic guacamole?! The allergy-friendly guacamole makes a perfect Halloween side dish. Get the recipe on Food Allergy Diva's Instagram page where you can find lots more allergy-friendly recipes!

Freaky French Toast

Have you ever wondered how to make your Halloween breakfast a spooky spectacular? Then look no further! The Food Allergy Diva has you covered! Her Instagram has so many healthy Halloween recipes including FaBOOlous Overnight Oats and Frankenstein Edamame and Pumpkin Nigiri.

Rice Krispie Brains

These Marshmallow Rice Krispie Brains are just perfect for Halloween. They are super easier to make with just 5 ingredients, so why don't you get the family involved in making these spooky treats? Check out Sprinkles and Sprouts blog for the recipe!

Severed Finger Pasta

Who would have thought to have a terrifying but tasty Halloween themed dinner?! Sprinkles and Sprouts Severed Finger Pasta is just so fun for both kids and adults! Follow her over on her blog for the recipe and more Halloween treat ideas such as Bliss Ball Bugs and Halloween Pies. Spooky-licious!

Ghostly Popcorn Balls

Ghostly Popcorn Balls make the perfect Halloween movie night snack! For the full recipe, head over to The Purple Pumpkin Blog. Here, you can find an abundance of Halloween recipes and if you love Disney as much as I do, then you're in for a real treat!

Petrifying Pizzas

When I came across Weaning With Amelia's Halloween Pizza idea come up on my Instagram feed I just had to share it! Who doesn't love making pizzas, right!? What a perfect activity to do with your little ones over Halloween. The pizzas are just great for little eaters too!

Horrifying Hot Dog Mummies

How fun are these mummy hot dogs!? All you need to make them are sausages and pastry, it really couldn't get any easier! The Hot Dog Mummies are perfect finger foods for little ones to explore too! For more Halloween food ideas, especially for toddlers and younger children, head over to @weaning.with.amelia!

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you have got some great Halloween inspiration from this blog! And, if you do try these recipes please feel free to tag us on social media. Have a great Halloween!

#Halloween #HalloweenInspiration #HalloweenFood #HalloweenTreats #Foodie

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page