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Treat friends and family to spooky kitchen creation. Make everything from ghoulish ghost cupcakes to scary skeleton gingerbread men. These simple bakes will ensure a Halloween to remember.

Halloween baking ideas

Halloween cookies

Bake these spooky mummy cookies for a simple but striking Halloween treat. Get the whole family involved with decorating – the kids will love them!

Halloween biscuits with white stripes and colourful eyes

Halloween cupcakes

These spooktacular black velvet ghost cupcakes are so terrifyingly tasty that not even the most high-strung paranormal investigator would argue about keeping them around.

Five Halloween ghost-shaped black cupcakes, placed on a black serving board

Halloween cake

This spooky Halloween cake is easy to make, but looks really impressive. It's perfect for a spooky dose of sweetness, or a weekend bake.

A rectangular cake decorated with pairs of eyes

Skeleton gingerbread men

This simple gingerbread biscuit recipe easily makes 30 spooky skeletons, and they’re the ideal Halloween treat for all the kids to enjoy.

Skeleton gingerbread men placed on a black board

Halloween blondies

This spooky, spidery, shareable Halloween treat – flecked with white chocolate chunks and decorated with melted marshmallows – is just the trick for the season.

Cobweb blondies with spider decorations on a charcoal backdrop

Pumpkin cake

Dotted with nuts and flavoured with maple syrup, this seasonal special (made with real pumpkin) is finished with a zesty soft cheese topping. Perfect for a grown-up Halloween sweet treat.

Pumpkin cake cut into squares and served on a white serving board, next to a small plate with a slice on top

Pumpkin pie

Make our easy pumpkin pie with maple cream for a Halloween party dessert. This rich and creamy pud uses shop-bought pastry, making it simple yet impressive.

Pumpkin pie topped with cream, with one slice taken out

Vegan pumpkin pie

Ready-made pastry and a tin of pumpkin purée make this plant-based pie very easy to whip up. It's a sweet, spiced treat that's fit for a grown-up Halloween feast.

Pumpkin pie on a grey marble kitchen top

Oreo Baileys fridge cake

Combine Oreos and Baileys in this striking black and white fridge cake – it makes a super easy make-ahead dessert.

Oreo Baileys fridge cake, with a large chunk taken out to reveal the layered filling


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