Halloween Chocolate Ghost Cake

By | October 2, 2014

Halloween Chocolate Ghost Cake

Scare up some fun this Halloween with a delicious ghost cake. This Chocolate Ghost Cake is not only over the top delicious, it’s fun and easy to make. All you need for the spooky ghost is a cookie cutter.

Spooky Halloween Ghost Chocolate Cake with Buttermilk at sewlicioushomedecor.com

This cake is cute, simple and delicious…you can’t get any better than that!

Today was one of my favorite days. I played in the kitchen with cake and cookie cutters.

What could be more fun than that? Besides shopping!! lol

This cute little ghost cake is really simple and fun!

A Spooky Delicious Halloween Ghost Chocolate Cake

This cake is easier than it looks…..anyone can do it!

Here’s the simple directions….You’re going to bake two cakes. One white cake and one chocolate cake.

You will bake your white cake in a 9×13 pan. This will make it easy to cut out the ghosts with your cookie cutter and give you  nice thick ghosts. You want your ghosts to be at least 1-2″ thick! No Less!

Once you have cut out the ghosts, you will line a loaf pan with foil and place them in the pan as shown below. Make sure they fit nice and snug, otherwise they will fall to one side or move around all over the pan.


Next, you will pour your chocolate cake batter over them.

cookie cutter ghost cake

Here are a few helpful tips:


MAKE SURE THE GHOSTS FIT TIGHTLY TOGETHER IN THE PAN. They will move all over the place if they aren’t fit tightly together.


Gently, pour the chocolate cake batter on one side, then the other side, then pour the remaining batter on top.

If you pour the batter directly on top first, the ghost will fall to one side.

Grease your cookie cutter with oil. You can just spray it with cooking oil before cutting out the ghosts so the arms won’t stick to the cookie cutter. Trust me, the arms will nearly fall off so be careful with the arms!! (Tip: Don’t use butter or it will color the white ghost yellow)

A Spooky Delicious Halloween Ghost Chocolate Cake

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Halloween Ghost Chocolate Cake
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Scare up some fun this Halloween with a delicious ghost cake. This Chocolate Ghost Cake is not only over the top delicious, it's fun and easy to make.
Serves: 2 Cakes=1 Loaf
Chocolate Cake
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cups quality cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup warm milk
White Cake
  • 1 Box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ vegetable oil
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chocolate Cake
  1. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix together. In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry. With mixer on low, add in milk. Mix well. Pour batter down the sides of your loaf pan then on top of the ghosts. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool before frosting.
White Cake
  1. Combine cake mix, eggs, water and oil and mix well. Pour in a prepared 9x13 pan, Cook until tested done. Let cool then cut out using ghost cookie cutters. Line them up in a loaf pan, making sure to add enough so they fit tightly together and not falling over.
  2. Pour chocolate cake batter over ghosts. Bake until tested done.
  1. Mix together melted butter and cream cheese. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Add in food coloring if you want to make it Halloween colors. Spread on cooled cake.
  2. NOTE: You can substitute this cake mix for a boxed cake mix if you prefer.
This will work with any other Halloween cookie cutter you may have. Use food coloring to make your frosting festive.

NOTE: You can substitute this cake for a boxed cake (any flavor) if you prefer.

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34 thoughts on “Halloween Chocolate Ghost Cake

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  5. Amanda Vanderwarf

    Hi! I MUST have done something wrong… My white cake inserts floated to the top after I carefully added the chocolate cake batter. Have you ever heard of this happening?

    1. Marti@SewliciousHomeDecor Post author

      Oh my goodness! What probably happened is that the ghosts were not “snug” enough. The ghosts need to be thick, I used about a 1-2″ thick cookie cutter and when you line them in the loaf pan you need to add several so that they are fit tightly and snug together. If they are snug they won’t move at all. Sorry the first one didn’t turn out, but as I always say….never give up! Practice, practice practice until it comes out perfect!

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  14. Laura@Baking in Pyjamas

    Visiting from Welcome To Show Me Saturday link party. This cake looks brilliant, I love it! I co-host Sweet and Savoury Sunday and would love for you to stop by and share this and other recipes with us when the party goes live on Sunday. Have a great day!


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