Discover and save creative ideas

    More to explore:


    Creepy-Crawly Cake

    40 mins to prepare


    3 Eggs, large

    Pasta & Grains

    1 1/2 cups Chocolate malt balls

    Baking & Spices

    1 cup All-purpose flour
    1 tsp Baking soda
    8 oz Bittersweet chocolate
    1 cup Cake flour
    13 oz Chocolate, semisweet
    1 Salt
    1 1/3 cups Sugar
    1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract, pure

    Oils & Vinegars

    1 Vegetable-oil cooking spray


    1 tbsp Butter, unsalted
    1 cup Buttermilk, low-fat
    2 cups Heavy cream


    1 stick Plus 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
    Rubber cockroaches, for garnish
    • Mary-Beth Reece

      O yikes! Would this not be a fun teenagers' Halloween party dessert! Crunchy malt balls in the ganache center of this chocolate cake will leave you wondering if the "cockroaches" are real.

    • Cecille

      HALLOWEEN CAKES AND DESSERT RECIPES: Creepy-Crawly Cake Recipe | Martha Stewart

    • Dorothy King McArthur

      Creepy Crawly Cake : Crunchy malt balls in the ganache center of this chocolate cake will leave you wondering if the "cockroaches" are real.

    • Xin Kuan

      Creepy-Crawly Cake (Halloween Recipes, snacks, treats and desserts ideas)

    • Ashley V

      From Halloween cupcakes to Jack-o'-Lantern Tartlets, find recipes for some of our spookiest desserts. - Martha Stewart

    More from this board

    Once your friends get a load of these potluck treats, not even the ghost of a crumb will remain.

    You won't want to be left alone with these appetizers. We hear they have a tendency to ... disappear.

    Beyond the ghosts and witches, Halloween is a frightful holiday for a lot of parents because of one thing: sweets! Want your kids to skip the prepackaged candy? Serve up some homemade treats the boys and ghouls can't resist.

    Now is not the time for fresh or familiar. The best Halloween food is scary, strange, and secretly quite delicious.

    As kids traipsing door-to-door, we were taught not to mess with unwrapped treats. As adults, we know that those are the best ones of all. These grown-up takes on Halloween candy will have the neighbors knocking on your door.

    light switch plates w/ candy wrappers

    Transforming your Trick-or-Treat Bounty

    Snake Cake with Venom Glaze Recipe

    Mauled Apple Cider Recipe

    Bats and Cobwebs Recipe

    Cobweb Cookies Recipe

    Eyeball Highball Recipe

    Brain Cupcakes Recipe

    Fossil Cookies Recipe

    Creamy Tomato Soup with Spider Web Topping Recipe

    Pumpkin Pudding Recipe

    Homemade Halloween Doughnuts Recipe

    Blood-Orange Cocktails Recipe

    Eyeball Martini Recipe

    Ghost in the Graveyard, Berry Scary Martini & Screwed Up Screwdriver | Halloween Drinks for Grownups

    Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe

    Sweet-and-Smoky Brittle Recipe

    Pumpkin-Seed Piecrust Recipe