This Halloween pumpkin cheesecake is a rich, creamy pumpkin flavored cheesecake, decorated to look like a spider web. Fun to make, too!

Halloween pumpkin cheesecake | Kita Roberts PassTheSushi.comI am the queen at saying things that make you want to chew on your toes. THE Queen. If the position for emperor is open, I am certainly in the candidacy soon to be running for overlord. With this little tidbit of knowledge in mind I'm going to share a story.


The other night I was at a friend's house and his roommate was keeping watch over our attempt to repair my sewing machine with his hot tea in hand. The roommate stood silently for a while while my friend and I carried on around him. Finally he spoke, "So, I went to visit my mom and step father last night."


Pause. Long pause.


"And," he continued, "he was complaining about being ill and he looked like a zombie."



Pause. Long pause. So in an attempt to be polite and make conversation with the odd roommate, I replied, "Well, maybe he is a zombie. It's kind of trendy these days."

"Well, (pause) he died an hour ago so... "

See, I told you, the queen.

Let's change the subject and bake a Halloween pumpkin cheesecake.

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This Halloween pumpkin cheesecake is a rich, creamy pumpkin flavored cheesecake, decorated to look like a spider web. So fun to make! \\ See the recipe on

Halloween Pumpkin Cheesecake

5 from 19 votes
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Author: Kita Roberts
5 hours 5 minutes
Serves: 12


  • 1.5 cups OREO Cookies - finely crushed
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine - melted
  • 24 oz Cream Cheese
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 15 oz Pumpkin
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 square Semi-Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 tsp. butter or margarine


  • Preheat oven to 350°F if using a silver 9-inch springform pan (or 325°F if using a dark 9-inch nonstick springform pan). 

For the Crust

  • Mix cookie crumbs and 2 Tbsp. butter
  • press firmly onto bottom of pan. Set aside.

For the Cheesecake

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. 
  • Add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice; mix well. 
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. 
  • Pour over crust.
  • Bake 50 to 55 min. or until center is almost set; cool slightly. 
  • Carefully spread sour cream over top of cheesecake. 
  • Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan.

Let's Decorate!

  • Place chocolate and 1 tsp. butter in small microwaveable bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM (50%) 30 sec.
  • stir until chocolate is completely melted. 
  • Drizzle over cheesecake in spiral pattern. 
  • Starting at center of cheesecake, pull a toothpick through lines from center of cheesecake to outside edge of cheesecake to resemble a spider's web. 
  • Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. 
  • Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.


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Nutritional informations provided as a courtesy and is only an approximatation. Values will changes based on ingredients used.

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Isn't this Halloween pumpkin cheesecake the perfect thing for a Halloween party?

I wonder if zombies like cheesecake...


I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!

Hey, if pumpkin cheesecake isn't your thing, you should check out these other cheesecake recipes:

Maple Cheesecake with Cinnamon-Pear Topping

No Bake Cheesecake

Bananas Foster Cheesecake Bars


  1. ooo would have been great if you could have pulled out that cheescake at that point and offered it. Awkward
    Happy Halloween!

  2. Awwwwkward. I can't even imagine how uncomfortable that would've been. At least you have a good cheesecake recipe to follow up the long pause of an awkward conversation. It looks yummy. I would be your lady-in-waiting if you became Queen, Emporer or Overlord.

    ~Mimi from SITS

  3. Hahahaha...what a booboo and so funny. I would have done the same. My husband says I have diarrhea of the mouth! I'm sorry for laughing...bless the zombie dad's soul. Great spider design!

  4. Looks really delicious, beautiful and yummy

  5. Alexandra says:

    Well this looks delicious! I love the decoration of the cheesecake! So clever <3 Thank you for sharing such a cool idea!

  6. The best part of this cheesecake is that frosting! I think it was genius to make it a spiderweb like that. A+++

  7. Monidipa Dutta says:

    5 stars
    I loved your story that you added before giving us the recipe. And now I can bet the cake would taste heavenly. The decoration is perfect for halloween.

  8. Hannah Rotton says:

    I have never seen anything like this! I'm looking for recipes for a halloween baking day tomorrow, and this is perfect! Can't wait to try it out!

  9. 5 stars
    That is the cutest dessert ever! I'm going to a party, and this looks like the perfect dish to take!!

  10. Chantell - Adoration 4 Adventure says:

    5 stars
    Omg! I love these ideas for Halloween! I want to try this. What a genius idea! Thank you for sharing this.

  11. Jasmine Hewitt says:

    lol what a cute story! i do like cheesecake and sometimes a bit of pumpkin, do i'll give this a try

  12. Dayna Hoskin says:

    Yumm! I love the spiderweb design on this cheesecake!

  13. Elizabeth O says:

    5 stars
    It looks so tasty Pumpkin cheesecake. This is perfect treats on Halloween! I want to make some.

  14. Tonya Morris says:

    5 stars
    Oh gosh I am not sure what I would say in that situation but love uncomfortable jokes at the same! But this recipe looks and sounds amazing! I def want to make this!

  15. Clare Low says:

    5 stars
    Oh wow this is the perfect cake for a spooky Halloween party. It sounds gorgeous and definitely something I would love to try.

  16. 5 stars
    Whoa this looks like a delicious dessert. I love the spooky twist that you added to it for Halloween

  17. Emily Leary says:

    5 stars
    This is great! I love the web design on top and the pumpkin flavours are just delicious, I'm sure.

  18. What an awkward conversation. I bet zombies would like this cheesecake. ? This is such an awesome idea and looks delicious!

  19. Daphne D Adams says:

    I love all things pumpkin and I love cheesecake. Such a great combination of flavors and your pictures make me want to try this asap.

  20. Omg can we say yum?!? I just love Cheesecake!! Perfect treat for Halloween!

  21. Rikki Ridgeway says:

    Cheesecake is my favorite dessert, but once added with Pumpkin - it's just on a whole nother level. Yummy! I can't wait to try this recipe for myself.

  22. Julie Verville says:

    What a fun cheesecake recipe! Thank you for sharing/

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