Spook-tacular Halloween Dessert - Hot Cocoa Ghost Cake recipe

Halloween Ghost Cake Recipe

This fun and cute Halloween Ghost Cake recipe isĀ  a perfect centerpiece for this years festivities. This cake consists of a layer of fudge brownie, chocolate ganache & marshmallow ghosts. A tasty and decadent way to celebrate Halloween!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 258kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • fudge brownie mix
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoon cold water
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • black icing in a tube


  • Grease & line a 9" round cake pan with parchment paper {for easy removal}. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare & bake brownie mix according to box directions. Allow to cool & remove from pan.
  • In a saucepan on medium-high, bring cream to a boil. Add chocolate & let stand for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir until smooth & allow to set 5 minutes, then spread onto brownies.
  • In a double boiler {or create one}, combine sugar, water, egg white, & cream of tartar. Beat 10 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Pipe ghosts on using an icing tip & icing bag. {can substitute using a ziplock with a nip out of a corner of the bag. Bake 4 minutes. Create dots with black icing & serve!


  • Use your favorite boxed fudge cake mix.
  • Save the inserts that come with your cake pans. I use them as a stencil to cut parchment paper, then grease your pan & insert the parchment paper. It gives you a clean lift to the cake platter - every time!
  • Bake the cake in a pre heated oven for the best results.
  • Don't have a double boiler? Create one! Fill your larger pot with water just below where a smaller pot will fit & boil!


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg