September 04, 2019
Celebrate the spookiest time of year with these Halloween baking recipes for kids and adults alike! Whether you’re celebrating with a Halloween party, or you simply want something a bit more exciting than sweets to share with the kids this year, you’re bound to find something you like on this list of Halloween treats… no tricks in sight!
Sticky Toffee is a deliciously warming pudding that is perfect for the autumnal months when the weather turns colder and all we want to do is snuggle up inside with something sweet. Our Sticky Toffee Drip Cake combined everything we loved about a sticky toffee pudding in cake form. It’s got a rich but lightly spiced sponge, crammed full of a smooth buttercream and stopped with an indulgent toffee sauce.
The Sticky Toffee Drip Cake was a past Baking Club bake back in October 2018 so it’s definitely a seasonal treat! Plus, you could add some red food colouring to the toffee sauce as it drips down the edges of the cake, making it look almost gruesome!
If you like the look of our Sticky Toffee Drip Cake and want access to more recipes like this, why not join our Baking Club? Each month, we’ll send you an exclusive recipe in a kit with all the dry ingredients you’ll need to bake it from scratch at home.
Biscuits make an excellent recipe for kids to bake, especially for Halloween as there’s so much fun to be had when decorating! We love this recipe for Easy Halloween Biscuits by Good Housekeeping as it’s really simple to follow. Simply use a food processor to blend flour, butter, sugar and cinnamon with an egg and syrup before rolling out the dough and shaping into biscuits. The hardest part is choosing what shapes you want your biscuits to be!
The recipe calls for sugar paste to decorate the biscuits, but for an even simpler decoration, you could colour the dough orange, use a pumpkin cookie cutter and use an edible ink pen or black icing to draw on a scary pumpkin face!
If your kids love a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe, there’s a really simple switcheroo you can make to turn them into treats perfect for Halloween. Just like Lil Luna does in her Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, simply add orange coloured chocolate chips to your cookie dough for your next Halloween party.
We’ve had skeletons, mummies and pumpkins, but what about monsters? Surely they deserve a spot on your Halloween party’s dessert table! That’s why we’ve found this awesome recipe for Monster Cookies by Delish that both kids and adults will enjoy.
The cookies themselves are made with cake mix, so why not cut a few corners by picking up one of our Rainbow Cake kits? You’ll just need to mix the contents of each bag with melted butter and eggs before rolling into little balls, dipping in granulated sugar and then baking in the oven on a tray for 8 minutes. Once out of the oven, press candy eyeballs all over the cookies to turn them into spooky monsters! Each bag contains completely natural colours so you don’t need to worry about any nasties - except the monsters themselves, of course!
Forget Christmassy gingerbread men, you need spooky gingerbread mummies or skeletons for Halloween! The lightly spiced gingerbread dough is perfect for warming you up this time of year, and your kids can have a lot of fun decorating them too.
We think The Suburban Soapbox has come up with an incredible idea for a really simple but effective decorating technique with her Gingerbread Mummies. Just use a spoon or a piping bag to drizzle white icing over the gingerbread shapes to look like bandages, and then stick little googly eyes onto the face to give it some character.
We love baking a big batch of Whoopie Pies for parties, as they’re so simple to make and can be ready far in advance of the event itself! If you haven’t had a Whoopie Pie before, imagine a soft cookie crossed with a moist chocolate cake, sandwiched together with a delicious white chocolate buttercream filling.
Using our Whoopie Pies kit, all the dry ingredients are already weighed out for you, meaning you just need to add butter, egg and milk.
Take inspiration from the Delicious Little Bites recipe for Halloween Whoopie Pies by adding a little orange food colouring to the buttercream and then adding black sprinkles to make them even spookier!
Macarons are another Halloween party staple, particularly when they look like these orange and black creations! To make them, simply follow a standard macaron recipe and then colour half the batch with black colouring, and the other half with orange colouring. Bake as normal, then fill with a decadent black buttercream before sandwiching together.
For something a little more sophisticated, this recipe for Halloween Macarons by Jane’s Patisserie makes a lovely pale orange macaron, filled with orange buttercream and decorated with melted chocolate and Halloween sprinkles.
Another great autumn time recipe is our Iced Cinnamon Buns, made from a rich yeast-risen dough, which is crammed full of cinnamon sugar and butter before being topped with a sweet icing. Enjoy them still slightly warm from the oven for the best results!
Not convinced they’re Halloween-y enough? You’re going to love this idea by The Pinning Mama! Start by using our Cinnamon Bun baking kit to make and bake the cinnamon rolls, but then we’re going to decorate them a little differently ready for Halloween! Taking inspiration from Kimber’s recipe for Easy Cinnamon Roll Pumpkins, why not split your icing into two bowls, and colour with orange and green food colouring to decorate your buns to look like little pumpkins!
Unicorn cakes are all the rage now, but the bright colours don’t exactly scream Halloween, do they? So when we came across this Halloween Witch Unicorn Cake as shared by Cupcake Project, we were sold!
You could use the Cake Factory to choose your own personalised cake kit that you then bake at home - we think purple, orange, green and blue sponges with a green icing would work really well for Halloween! Use coloured fondant to create the witch’s hat and unicorn hat, and then follow the blog post’s instructions on how to pipe the beautiful unicorn mane in various colours of buttercream.
Now for something a little more grown-up… It simply wouldn’t be Halloween without a pumpkin curved into a spooky design, but what do you do with the pumpkin’s insides after you’ve scooped it out? We’ve got the perfect recipe for you! Our Pumpkin & Pecan Pie is made from a delicious combination of Autumn spices, sweet pumpkin and crunchy pecans. We’ve cheated a little bit with ready rolled pastry, but when you’ve already gone to the effort of hollowing out pumpkins, you deserve a rest!
We hope you’ve found something you like in this post full of Halloween Baking ideas! What are your favourite bakes for Halloween? Share them in the comments below!
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