Up close picture of a slice of iced vampire cake sitting on a white cake stand

Layered Bloody Vampire Cake Recipe

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. 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Decorating Time 40 minutes
Servings 28
Calories 455 kcal
Author Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons


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.