Bat Cake Recipe Halloween Treat

Bat cakes

Go batty! Whether you’re planning a Halloween party or just need a few more sweets for trick-and-treat night, these easy-to-make bat cakes are fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. Stack two or make a mega-tower of bat after bat.


  • Chocolate cake mix – Use your favorite recipe or pick up the boxed kind.
  • Candy eyes – You can find these in the baking department of many grocery stores, online or even in craft stores (make sure that you are getting the candy eyes, not the wiggle craft ones).
  • Red frosting
  • A bat-shaped silicone cake mold

How-to steps:

  1. Mix the cake batter.
  2. Pour the batter into the molds, filling it slightly below the top.
  3. Bake the cakes (follow the directions on the packaging).
  4. Take the cakes out of the oven. Let them cool completely.
  5. Pop the bats out of the mold. Trim any excess cake off of the bottom.
  6. Smooth a layer of frosting over the top of the first bat. If you can’t find red frosting, mix two to three drops of red food coloring with white or vanilla frosting.
  7. Stack the next bat on top. You can continue adding frosting and bats or stop here.
  8. Dot two small dabs of frosting onto the top bat’s face where the eyes go.
  9. Press a candy eye onto each frosting spot.