Hassle-free hacks for easy Halloween cakes and Halloween cake decorations

Looking for ghoulishly great Halloween cake ideas? We have just the thing. At Iceland HQ, we have been busy concocting spellbinding recipes that aren't to be missed, from creepy Halloween cakes and cookies to bewitching brownies.

They are easy to whip up, fun to decorate and a must-have for all Halloween celebrations. Choose from the four fang-tastic hacks below and make it a Halloween to remember.

Short on time? Our selection of ready-to-eat Halloween cakes, muffins and mini-bites are tasty too.

FRANKENSTEIN CRISPY SQUARES 

Capture the imagination of ravenous relatives and fiendish friends with our Frankenstein Crispy Squares. They can be achieved in five simple steps and are a great excuse to get creative with your little monsters. Make them as cute or as creepy as you like - it is Halloween after all.

Ingredients

Crispy Squares

  • 120g butter
  • 160g marshmallows
  • 5g green food colouring
  • 125g Rice Krispies
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • Black decorating icing
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Frankenstein Crispy Squares

Method

  1. Place a large saucepan over a medium heat and melt the butter and the marshmallows. Once you have a smooth mixture, remove from the heat and stir-in the green food colouring.
  2. Add the Rice Krispies to the marshmallow mix and stir until well combined.
  3. Pour the mixture into a pre-lined baking tray (210mm x 210mm) and gently press flat.
  4. Set in the fridge for 30 minutes and cut into 8 squares.
  5. Use melted chocolate and black decorating icing to create your mini monsters.

Ingredients

Crispy Squares

  • 120g butter
  • 160g marshmallows
  • 5g green food colouring
  • 125g Rice Krispies
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • Black decorating icing
Find key ingredients here

Frankenstein Crispy Squares Recipe

DEVIL'S COAL COOKIES 

Win the office or neighbourhood bake off with these devilishly delightful cookies. Don't be deceived by their charred appearance; the crunch is truly irresistible and the perfect snack for a spooky October 31st.

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • 330g plain flour
  • 30g coco powder
  • 7g baking powder
  • 2g bicarbonate of soda
  • 250g butter
  • 210g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5g red food colouring

Cookie Dough Coating

30g coco powder and 30g granulated sugar mixed together

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Method

  1. Cream the butter and the caster sugar together in a mixing bowl until pale and creamy.
  2. Beat the eggs together, then slowly add them to the butter mixture until combined. Then add the food colouring.
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients to the butter and egg mixture and mix through until just combined.
  4. Take 40g of the cookie dough in your hands and roll into a ball. Roll the balls one at a time into the coco powder and sugar mix and place onto a pre-lined baking tray.
  5. When ready, place the tray into a preheated 160°C oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool before serving.

Ingredients

Cookie Dough

  • 330g plain flour
  • 30g coco powder
  • 7g baking powder
  • 2g bicarbonate of soda
  • 250g butter
  • 210g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 5g red food colouring

Cookie Dough Coating

30g coco powder and 30g granulated sugar mixed together

Find key ingredients here

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Short on time? Our selection of ready-to-eat Halloween cakes, muffins and mini-bites are tasty too.

'TRICK OR TREAT' BROWNIE 

Surprise guests at your Halloween party with these terrifyingly tasty 'Trick or Treat' Brownies. At first glance, they seem like everyday chocolately treats - but in actual fact, half of them sneakily contain Marmite. Are you brave enough to try one?

Ingredients

Brownie

  • 225g of unsalted butter
  • 275g of 70% bitter chocolate
  • 400g of caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 200g of plain flour
  • 50g milk chocolate (broken into small pieces)
  • 10g Marmite
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'Trick or Treat' Brownie Recipe

Method

  1. Add the sugar, the chocolate and the butter to a heatproof bowl.
  2. Place the bowl with the chocolate, butter and sugar over a pan of simmering water until melted.
  3. Whisk the eggs until light and airy.
  4. Carefully fold the eggs into the chocolate mixture.
  5. Fold the flour into the mix and divide the mix equally, adding the milk chocolate to one half and the Marmite to the other.
  6. Pour the mixes together into a pre-lined baking tray (300mm x 210mm).
  7. Bake in a preheated 150°C oven for 20 minutes and allow to cool completely in the tray before cutting into small squares. The perfect trick or treat!

Ingredients

Brownie

  • 225g of unsalted butter
  • 275g of 70% bitter chocolate
  • 400g of caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 200g of plain flour
  • 50g milk chocolate (broken into small pieces)
  • 10g Marmite
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'Trick or Treat' Brownie Recipe

HALLOWEEN DIRT CAKE 

Bring your dinner table to life with a dark and deadly centrepiece. Our haunting Halloween Dirt Cake is easy to create and bound to impress. Plus, if you're looking for a delicious cake that doesn't require baking, this is the one for you.

NB: While we have suggested decorating your Halloween cakes with tasty sweets and gummy worms, you could also try topping them with biscuits to create a mini-graveyard scene. Whatever you choose, you are sure to wow guests with this creepy crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 packets of Oreo cookies
  • 100g butter - melted
  • 5g vanilla essence
  • 600g full fat soft cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 pot of double cream
  • Halloween sweets and gummy worms
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Method

  1. Pre-line a square, deep baking tin with enough parchment paper to hang over the sides.
  2. Crush 1 packet of the Oreo cookies in a food processor and add the melted butter. Place the Oreo crumb into the tin and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Put the cream cheese, the icing sugar and the vanilla essence into a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Pour in the double cream and continue to beat until the mixture is smooth and fully combined.
  4. Pour the cream cheese mixture onto the Oreo base and leave to set in the fridge for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Take the cheesecake out of the fridge. Crush the remaining packet of Oreo cookies and scatter over the top. Finish with your favourite Halloween sweets and gummy worms.
  6. Carefully remove the cake from the tin before serving.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 packets of Oreo cookies
  • 100g butter - melted
  • 5g vanilla essence
  • 600g full fat soft cheese
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 pot of double cream
  • Halloween sweets and gummy worms
Find key ingredients here

And don't forget, if you haven't got the time to bake something boo-tiful yourself, our ready-to-eat Halloween cakes, muffins and mini-bites are just as spooky.

For more Halloween inspiration, discover how to Throw the Ultimate Halloween Party on a Budget and fun Halloween Food Ideas for All the Family here at Iceland online.