Bloody Halloween Cake

Bloody Halloween Cake!

Maybe this is taking a stab in the dark, but I bet your dying to try a slice of this cake!  This Bloody Halloween cake is a delicious red velvet four layer cake with cream cheese filling, topped with a vanilla buttercream frosting, and covered with a red ganache.  The blood-like red ganache, looks so spooky, perfect for a Halloween Cake!To make this bloody Halloween cake, first bake and cool your cake with two 8 inch cake pans.  Split each cake, and fill with cream cheese frosting.  Let cake sit in refrigerator for 2 hours to let the frosting set…this will help make sure you don’t have bulges outside of your cake when you frost it.  Next apply a crumb coat all over the cake.  Red Velvet cake makes a lot of crumbs! Let it sit in refrigerator until frosting has set, about 20 minutes.  Next frost your cake with the buttercream frosting.  Now comes the fun part!

How to make red ganache

Make the red ganache and pour it into a squeeze bottle.  Carefully squeeze ganache along edge and allow it to drip down the cake.  Then fill in the middle with remaining ganache.

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Red chocolate ganache


  • 12 ounces of red candy melts
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • red food coloring


  1. chop up red candy melts
  2. color cream with red coloring, and heat cream in pan till starts to boil
  3. pour cream over candy melts in a bowl
  4. stir until smooth

Red Velvet Cake Recipe Here

Vanilla Buttercream Recipe Here

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe Here



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My cake was featured HERE!

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31 thoughts on “Bloody Halloween Cake

  1. I love Halloween! My best friend’s mom hosts a party every year and there is a haunted house, games for the kids and a costume party, its so fun! I can’t wait to go this year, thing is she lives in New York. This cake looks yummy, you did a great job.

  2. Can anyone describe to me what the red candy melts taste like? Trying to get an idea what the red ganache will taste like against the cake. Thank you! Also, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen red candy melts at the grocery store. Are they located on the baking aisle?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Shelby, candy melts taste like chocolate. you can get candy melts at Michaels, or at Walmart, or at a specialty baking store :)they usually don’t have them at the grocery store

  3. Hi! Will this harden enough to “paint” the chocolate drips? I’m needing to make a drip cake for my niece and need to paint the drips gold 🙂 thanks so much!!

  4. I made this cake for a party. It was a big hit! Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    I had trouble with the recipe though and had to improvise. I used Dunkin Hines Red Velvet cake mix – my original cake didn’t rise well. Then the cream cheese filling was really watery and lumpy. “What was I doing wrong?!” So I just used a good buttercream for the filling and frosting. I did chill the cake to made sure it was set before the final frosting and decorations. Thanks again!

    • Yes, I must not have been patient with the cream cheese. I also made two boxes of cake mix because I wanted my cake tall like yours. I’ll see if I can figure out how to post a picture.

  5. I am going to be using this red ganache recipe on a buttercream frosting cake. I am making this the night before a party. Should this be refrigerated overnight? Or will this be OK at room temp for one day?

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