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Easy Halloween Bundt Cake


This Easy Halloween Bundt Cake is perfect for a Halloween party or a fun treat to serve your family. Not only is the cake super easy to make but it takes absolutely no special decorating skills. Happy Halloween!

A finished Halloween Bundt Cake with ghosts and pumpkins.
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Sometimes it is so much fun to have a cake that fits a holiday. A few simple ingredients are all you need to turn an ordinary bundt cake into a spooky Halloween Bundt Cake that dreams are made of! This bundt cake would be perfect on you Halloween Dessert Table.

Adults and kids alike will love the whimsical nature of the Halloween Cake and you will love that the cake was simple to make and fun to decorate!

It all starts with Chocolate Brownie Bundt Cake {but you can use any kind of cake baked in a bundt tin} made with a box cake mix and brownie mix for a fun chocolate cake batter.  After baking it is decorated with classic Halloween shapes and colors to make it the perfect festive dish. It requires absolutely no special decorating skills and everything you need to complete it can be found easily at your local grocery store.

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What goes into this recipe

An up close photo of the ingredients needed to decorate a Halloween Cake.
  • Chocolate Frosting– When you remove the foil top and microwave until it is the right consistency to be pourable it becomes the perfect glaze.  You can add a bit of black gel food coloring for a deep black frosting.
  • Rice Krispie Treats– Store bought work great. They will work as the anchor in the middle of the bundt cake.
  • Oreo Cookie Crumbs– You can make them by smashing cookies in a zipper bag with a rolling pin. If you don’t have time you can find Graham Cracker Crumbs in the baking section of the grocery store as an alternative.
  • Pumpkin Candies– I have added them whole but you could also add half candy pumpkins to the top of the cake.  Halloween sprinkles would also be great on top of the easy dessert.
  • Ghost Marshmallow Peeps– Peeps are not just for Easter anymore! Now you can find white ghosts.

See recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.


Of course, you can mix and match the decorations with whatever fun Halloween goodies you find at the grocery store, but the real variations will come from changing up the cake you use as a base.

Try some of these bundt cake recipes {with box cake mix} for a twist on the flavor:

  • Candy Corn Cake {made with a vanilla cake mix}, this cake would be super fun because cake batter is baked in a striping pattern {like a candy corn}.  You divide the batter between a few separate bowls and use food coloring to get both an orange batter and yellow batter.
  • Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Cake {made with chocolate cake mix}
  • Cookie Butter Bundt Cake {made with white cake mix}

How to make an Easy Halloween Bundt Cake

  1. Begin by placing your cooled cake onto a serving plate. Then microwave the frosting until pourable and drizzling over the cake {you won’t use all of the frosting}. Cut the Krispie Treats and place them into the center of the cake to fit.
  2. Use some of the remaining frosting to cover the Krispie treats and any other areas you might want more frosting for the first layer.
Steps 1 and 2 of making a halloween bundt cake. Step 1: Chocolate bundt cake with drizzled melted icing and rice krispy treats in center. Step 2: Melted frosting poured over rice krispy treats.
  1. Add the crushed Oreo crumbs to the middle of the cake {on top of the frosting covered Krispie treats}.
  2. Add the ghost peeps that you have put on skewers {or inserted toothpick} into the middle of the cake, making sure they are secure in the Krispie treats. Add candy pumpkins on top of cake and around the edge of the cake.
Step 3 and 4 of making a Halloween bundt cake. Step 3: Crushed oreos in center. Step 4: Ghost peeps and candy pumpkins on cake.

Expert Tips

  • Cut the Rice Krispie Treats down so that they fit into the middle of this festive Halloween bundt cake. Don’t try to stuff them in there or the middle of the cake could tear.
  • Make sure to microwave the frosting for only 15 second increments. If you microwave it too much it will become like water and not become a glaze like you want it to be.
  • Dip the bottom of each skewer in frosting before pressing into the Krispie Treats. This will set up as the cake sits and keep the ghosts in place.
  • Use whatever flavor of Bundt Cake you like! Don’t feel like you have to use this Chocolate Brownie Bundt Cake, any bundt cake will work. I love using store-bought mix to make life super simple.

Storage and Freezing

Store– Wrap your Halloween Bundt Cake in plastic wrap and then store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Freeze– To freeze a bundt cake, wrap it in plastic wrap and then in foil. The cake will stay fresh for up to 6 months.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use homemade frosting?

Yes! If you have a frosting or glaze recipe that you prefer then go ahead and use that. It can either be microwaved and poured over the top of the cake or you can smooth it on with a spatula.

This glaze frosting recipe with powdered sugar and thinned with drops of the heavy whipping cream and this cream cheese frosting are both awesome. You could also color the frosting with purple or orange gel food coloring, so you can cover the monster bundt cake with purple frosting or orange frosting.

How do I keep a Bundt Cake moist?

The best way to keep an amazing cake moist is to make sure that you don’t over bake the cake. Remove the cake when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few crumbs {but not any raw cake batter}. Do not wait until the toothpick is clean.

Keeping bundt cakes refrigerated after baking will also help to keep your bundt cake moist. Just be sure that the cake is tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or in an airtight container.

How is a Bundt Cake different from a regular cake?

A bundt cake is different because the pan has fluted edges and a ring in the middle. The ring in the middle helps the cake to bake more evenly and the fluted edges give the cake a classy feel.

In this case a Bundt Cake pan is perfect because the hole in the middle is where we hide the ingredients to hold the ghost skewers.

Can I use a different kind of cake pan for this Halloween Bundt Cake?

A bundt cake pan is important for this cake because we are using the hole in the middle to hide the Rice Krispie treats. The Krispie Treats are important because they are holding the ghosts in place.

A 12-cup tube cake pan would also work great if you have one. 

An close up photo of a Halloween decor on a cake.

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A Halloween Bundt Cake with ghosts and pumpkins.

Easy Halloween Bundt Cake

A delicious bundt cake is transformed into a Halloween Cake of your dreams with a few simple ingredients and no special cake decorating skills.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 746kcal
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Brownie Bundt Cake

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix {15.25 ounces}
  • 1 box chocolate fudge brownie mix {18.3 ounces}
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup sour cream

Toppings/Decorating Items

  • 1 tub frosting {16 ounces}
  • 2 Rice Krispie Treats
  • ½ cup Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 15 pumpkin candies
  • 3 ghost Peeps


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare Bundt pan by spraying it liberally with nonstick cooking spray.

Brownie Bundt Cake

  • In a large bowl combine the cake and brownie mixes. Whisk them together until evenly combined. To the mixes add eggs, water, oil and sour cream. Use a hand held {or by hand} mixer to mix the ingredients together until you have a nice smooth cake batter.
  • Pour the cake batter into your prepared Bundt pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with only a few crumbs {not any raw batter}. Place the cake on a cooling rack and allow the cake to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, use a knife {or skewer} to run along the edge of the cake and loosen up any areas that may have stuck. Turn the cake out onto a cake plate and allow the cake to continue to cool.


  • Once the cake is cool, cut the two Rice Krispie Treats down and place them into the middle of the bundt cake. Note: Fill the middle of the bundt cake.
  • Now take the frosting and remove the foil top completely. Place the frosting in the microwave for 15 seconds and stir. Continue 10 second intervals until the frosting is pourable but not liquid. Pour it over the top of the cake {even over the middle, covering the top of the Krispie Treats}. Note: It may not take the entire can of frosting.
  • Pour the Oreo cookie crumbs over the top of the cake, keeping them in the middle area. You want to cover where the cake and Krispie Treats meet on the edges. Place three ghost Peeps onto a skewer {cut it down if needed} and dunk the bottom of the skewer in the frosting before placing into the middle of the cake. I like to offset them but you can place them however you prefer as long as it is in the Krispie treat area. Add the candy pumpkins around the skewers and around the edge of the cake. Serve and enjoy.


  • Make sure to microwave the frosting for only 15-second increments. If you microwave it too much, it will become like water and not become a glaze like you want it to be.
  • Wrap your Halloween Bundt Cake in plastic wrap and then store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To freeze a bundt cake, wrap it in plastic wrap and then in foil. The cake will stay fresh for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 746kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 596mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 5mg
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