Easy Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake

Are you in search of a simple and speedy Halloween dessert? Look no further, as I’m excited to introduce you to an amazing idea – a quick and easy Spiderweb Cake that combines chocolate and pumpkin flavors. This Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake is a delightful combination of flavors that scream fall. 

The moist chocolate pumpkin cake is perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves and topped with a decadent chocolate ganache that brings out the richness of the cake. The cake is then finished off with a spooky white chocolate spiderweb making it the perfect centerpiece for any Halloween party.

The recipe for this cake is incredibly easy to follow. It takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare the cake batter, and after baking and cooling, all you need to do is cover it with the chocolate ganache and decorate it with the spiderweb. The end result is a stunning cake that looks as good as it tastes.

How to make this Spiderweb Cake

To start, first, prepare the chocolate pumpkin cake. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C) and grease an 8-inch (20cm) pan and line it with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. In a separate large bowl, mix together the egg with brown sugar,  granulated sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Add vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree and mix until combined. Slowly incorporate the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture and fold in chocolate chips or chunks. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Once cooled, remove the cake from the pan and prepare the chocolate glaze by melting the chocolate and cream together. Pour the glaze over the cake and use an offset spatula to remove the drips.

To make the spider web, melt white chocolate and pipe a spiral on top of the cake, then drag a toothpick or skewer outwards to form the web. Add two small eyes on a mini Oreo cookie using the remaining ganache to create the spider’s legs. The cake can be refrigerated for 30 minutes before serving.

This Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake is a great dessert option for those who love the combination of chocolate and pumpkin spice. The chocolate complements the pumpkin spice perfectly, creating a flavor explosion that is sure to impress your guests. Hope you will enjoy this Spiderweb Cake as much as we did:). Make sure to share your photos with me on Instagram if you try it out. I love seeing how it turns out for you.

Other Halloween recipes you may like to try

Looking for a delicious and visually stunning Halloween dessert that will impress your friends and family? Look no further than this Bloody Halloween Cake. It is actually an amazingly delightful no-bake cheesecake, with one of my favorite flavor combinations, raspberries, and mango. The cake is then coated in Oreo crumbs and decorated with some spooky melted marshmallow strands. If you love pumpkin you should definitely try this recipe Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse Cake, as it is one of the best pumpkin desserts ever. This cake has a moist chocolate cake at the bottom, followed by a spiced and creamy pumpkin mousse, a chocolate mousse on top, finished with a shiny layer of dark chocolate ganache.

These Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes with Toasted Meringue are another fall treat we love. Textures of pumpkin spice crust, moist chocolate cake, and light and fluffy toasted meringue,  mingle in this dessert in surprising ways, making this a delightful experience for your taste buds. Coffee notes bring in a more complex flavor to these cupcakes without being too overpowering.

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Spiderweb Cake - Easy Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Cake. A moist chocolaty pumpkin cake topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with a white chocolate spider web.
Servings 10 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp (4g) baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) ginger
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup (70g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (60g) vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 ¼ cup (300g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup (80g) roughly chopped semisweet chocolate

Chocolate Glaze

  • 4 oz (120g) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 5 oz (140g) whipping cream

For decoration

  • 1.5 oz (45g) white chocolate
  • Oreo crumbs
  • A mini oreo , for the spider


Prepare the chocolate pumpkin cake.

  • Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Grease a 8 inch (20cm) pan and line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the flour, with cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and spices.
  • In a large bowl add the egg with brown sugar,granulated sugar and vanilla extract and mix until creamy. Add vegetable oil and mix to combine. Add pumpkin puree and continue mixing until well combined.
  • With the mixer on low incorporate the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture. Don’t overmix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips/chunks.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely.

Prepare the chocolate glaze.

  • Place chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl and place over a pan with simmering water. Melt over low heat.
  • Remove the cake from the pan and place it over a rack or  over a bowl placed over a parchment paper lined baking sheet to collect the excess. Pour the glaze on top and edges of the cake. Use an offset spatula to remove the drips.
  • Transfer the cake to a serving platter.

Prepare the white chocolate spider web.

  • Melt the white chocolate over low heat. Transfer into a piping bag fitted with a very small plain tip like (no. 2 nozzle) or simply cut a small corner of a bag and pipe a spiral on top of the cake.
  • Drag a toothpick or skewer outwards to form the spider web.
  • If desired, pipe two small eyes on a mini oreo cookie, use remaining ganache to create its legs.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes if desired and enjoy!



Serving: 1 serving out 10Calories: 273kcalCarbohydrates: 36.1gProtein: 3.8gFat: 14.8gSaturated Fat: 6.3gCholesterol: 27mgSugar: 21.3g
Calories: 273kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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  1. Jayme Silvestri Author says:

    This was SO delicious!! I followed your exact recipe and I don’t think it was too thick at all. It was nice and creamy and the flavors were great! My husband ate two bowlfuls and wanted more. We had plenty for leftovers. Thanks–this is a keeper!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      I am so happy to hear that

  2. Valgome Author says:

    Delicius recipe, thank you! Wishes from Lithuania!

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Thank you.. Hope you will have the chance to try it out 🙂 Best, Ella

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