PART OF Halloween

29 Homemade Halloween Dessert Ideas

A Halloween spread shouldn't be all creepy eats. Delight trick-or-treaters and alike with these fall-themed desserts, like cupcakes, pies and beyond. Then, explore our favorite Halloween cakes, cookies and more.

Apple Dumplings

"These apple dumplings may be the best desert I've ever had. Everyone loves them."


Red Velvet Lava Skulls

Mini red velvet lava cakes shaped like skulls to add a macabre element to your Halloween dessert table!

Chewy Chocolaty Brownies

"These came out great! They were very moist and the directions were very easy."


Hocus Pocus Cottage Cake

"It's an odd combination of cookies and cake, which if made as follows will leave all your ghosts and ghouls spellbound.”


Halloween Poke Cake

"This cake is super moist, as all poke cakes are, and you can use packaged frosting to save time. What a nice treat for Halloween!"

-True Texas

Pumpkin Pudding

"This pudding is easy to make and tastes so good. I add chocolate chips which makes it even better."


Beetlejuice Apple Pie

“Bugs in your food are typically frowned upon, but when they're as adorable and delicious and these hand-crafted critters, it's unlikely you'll get too much judgment."


Creep Puffs

"These are a fun Halloween twist on classic cream puffs."


Pumpkin Cupcakes with Kahlua Cream Cheese Frosting

"I made these with and without Kahlua, and both were great! I added orange food coloring to the kids' cupcake frosting to make their cupcakes even more festive (and make it easier for me to tell the two apart)."


Skeleton Slab Pie

When the Demon Barber makes dessert, he does it with deadly flair.

Sleepy Hollow Peppermint Bark

"Bedazzled with hand-painted peppermint candies and resting peacefully on a flowing bed of white chocolate, this dazzlingly dark dessert is sure deliver the ohhs and ahhs you've worked so hard for.”


Easy Halloween Worm Cupcakes

"These Halloween treats are great, and fast to whip up. My husband said the 'dirt' tasted great. I will be making these again!"

-Bride2Be #2

Jack-O-Lantern Cake

"I still can't believe this is actually made of cake, AMAZING!!"

-Amanda Gryphon

Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

"The cream cheese filling really makes this dessert. It's very easy and super rich. I used fresh pumpkin because I had it, but I'm sure it's just as great with the canned version."

-I Cook Therefore I Am

Ghost-Busted Piñata Cake

“This cake is both a trick and a treat — a ghostly delight filled with red velvet cake and candy.”

-Zac Young

Pumpkin Pie

"This pumpkin pie is wonderful and very easy to make. It bakes beautifully, there is no cracking or sinking in the middle."

-Chef Buggsy Mate

Hooting Halloween Owl Cupcakes

"The kids really liked these cupcakes, but the most fun part was decorating them before their Halloween party! They really got a 'hoot' out of it!"

-Chef #851190

Pumpkin Spice Billy Butcher-Sundae

“Because I know you've been dying to eat up cute, good-boy zombie Billy while watching Hocus Pocus.”


Spectre Spiced Pineapple Whip

Frightfully good ice scream.

Easy Apple Cobbler

"I love the wonderful combination of soft tart apples on the bottom of the cobbler with the sweet crunchy crust on top."


Pumpkin Bars

"These pumpkin bars are very good. The cake part is delicate and fluffy, and the pumpkin is refreshingly light."


Apple Crisp

"The best topping ever, it goes gorgeously brown and crisp, yet the inside is tender and full of flavor. I can see this becoming a family favorite!"


Pumpkin Cake

This beautiful and delicious pumpkin cake will be the perfect addition to your diabolical spread.

Pumpkin Cookies with Icing

"Wow these were light, fluffy and delicious. Plus the icing really adds to them."


Bacon Maple Ice Cream

"This ice cream will change your life. It is excellent!"

-Kellie Kuhar

Carrot Cake

"This carrot cake is absolutely amazing. My family and friends tell me that's the best they've ever had."

-sydney lynne

Crock Pot Apple Butter

"This is my favorite recipe for Apple Butter. It is what everyone wants for Christmas, making shopping a thing of the past."

-Nancy Q.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

"This pumpkin Bundt cake has the perfect combination of spices and pumpkin. The batter was so yummy I almost didn't want to bake it."

-I Married Shrek

Candy Corn Layered Pudding

“I needed a way to use up extra candy corn, and this was just the ticket.”