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Layered Bloody Vampire Cake Recipe

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This Vampire Cake is easy to make and tastes amazing. With basic Halloween cake decorations, this bloody vampire cake is great as a party cake.  While it looks like it would be hard to make, it really is a very simple process and is the perfect dessert for your spooky parties!

If you want another vampire idea you have to try these Halloween Dracula Donuts.
A slice of vampire cake sitting on a white dessert plate in front of a black background

Layered Bloody Vampire Cake Recipe

If you want a super simple Halloween cake idea, it doesn’t get any easier than this layered bloody vampire cake recipe. Simple to assemble and delicious to eat, the vampire cake is sure to make everyone smile.

While you can make this cake from scratch as directed, if you have a busy schedule, a cake mix works just fine for this recipe.  Just make your homemade icing and follow the decorating directions as listed.

Can I Add More Halloween Cake Decorations to This?

If you wanted to add more Halloween Cake decorations, you certainly could. There are tons of ways to add to this cake without taking away from the vampire theme.  I love the idea of adding fake vampire teeth on the top or even making the icing in between layers red to look more like blood leaking out of each slice.  You could even add some plastic spiders or bats to the cake!

More Halloween Food Ideas

If you want more fun Halloween food ideas, the list below has some of my favorite recipes to share around the spooky season.  So many fun ways you can create easy and yummy snacks or treats that easily fit into the Halloween theme.

Collage image of slices of vampire blood cake on a white cake stand

Ingredients for Icing

  • unsalted sweet cream butter
  • powdered sugar
  • pure vanilla extract
  • heavy whipping cream
  • red cookie icing
  • Wilton red glitter piping gel

Other equipment needed

  • piping bag with large star tip
  • piping bag with a medium round tip
  • 9 inch round cake pans
  • parchment paper
  • 10 inch round cake board

Ingredients for Cake

  • whole milk
  • pure vanilla extract
  • unsalted butter
  • sugar
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • eggs

How to Make a Vampire Cake

To begin, you will want to preheat your oven and prepare cake pans for the cake layers.

Next, you will mix together the cake ingredients with dry in one bowl and wet in another.  You will then mix together alternating until well blended.

The final step will be to beat your eggs until stiff, then fold them into the cake batter before dividing into the cake pans and popping into the oven.

How to Ice a Vampire Cake Recipe

Prepare your icing by adding all ingredients to your stand mixer and beating until stiff peaks form.

Then you will separate into two portions.  One in a piping bag, and the rest in a bowl to spread between the cake layers. Icing the first layer of the vampire cake for halloween

Place frosting between each layer smoothing with your spatula.  You will use a small amount of the frosting around the outside as a crumb coat before adding the remainder of the icing on the cake for the final layer. An iced halloween vampire cake before being decorated
Use the remaining icing to cover the outside and top of the cake completely making sure all sides are smooth.  Once the cake has been iced, you will use the red cookie icing to pipe on blood drips around the top and sides of the cake.
Up close picture of a slice of iced vampire cake sitting on a white cake stand
Servings: 28

Layered Bloody Vampire Cake Recipe

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Decorating Time:
40 mins
Looking for the perfect vampire cake idea? This layer cake is easy to make and tastes amazing. This bloody Halloween vampire cake is great as a party cake. 


White cake Ingredients

  • 1 C whole milk
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 2 C sugar
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 5 large egg whites

Vanilla frosting ingredients

  • 3 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 6 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large piping bag with large star tip
  • 1 small piping bag with a medium round tip
  • 1 tube of red cookie icing
  • 1 tube of wilton red glitter piping gel


Cake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree's and spray all 3 cake pan with pam baking spray and set aside
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and vanilla and set aside
  3. Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder
  5. Alternating between the milk and dry ingredients, gradually pour into the butter mixture. Mixing on low to medium speed until combined
  6. Using another large mixing bowl and a hand mixer, beat the eggs until stiff peaks form
  7. Fold into the cake batter
  8. Divide the batter evenly between the three cake pans
  9. Bake in the oven for 23-26 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center
  10. Allow the cakes to cool completely before removing from cake pans
  11. Place the cakes onto a cutting board
  12. Using a cake slicer, remove the domes from the cakes
  13. Place one layer of cake onto the cake board

Frosting directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients together until stiff peaks form. About 5-7 minutes
  2. Scoop about 1 C of frosting into the large piping bag
  3. Scoop about 1 C of frosting onto the first layer and smooth out with a angled spatula
  4. Place the second layer of cake onto the first layer of frosting
  5. Scoop another cup of frosting onto the second layer of cake and smooth with evenly
  6. Place the last layer of cake onto the second layer of frosting
  7. Scoop remaining frosting onto the cake and cover completely
  8. Using the red cookie icing, pipe blood drips along the edges of the cake
  9. Cover the top with the red icing and allow to harden
  10. Using the piping bag, pipe dollops on top of the cake
  11. When serving cake slices, use the glitter piping gel to pipe blood drips along the sides of the cake slices
Nutrition Facts
Layered Bloody Vampire Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (28 g)
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 864IU17%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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