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How to make a Halloween Graveyard Cake

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Let the chocolate fun begin!  My kids love helping me make this Halloween Graveyard cake every year.  Topped with  all things spooky and covered with chocolate frosting, it is sure to delight. This is the easiest thing you will make because it calls for boxed cake mix, Milano cookies, pretzels and Peeps.  If you cannot find the Peeps, you can always use large marshmallows and draw the eyes on ! I hope your family enjoys making and eating this as much as mine does.👻👻

Items needed:

1 (15-ounce) box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1 (5-ounce) package Chocolate Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup Warm Water
4 large Eggs

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch pan and line with wax paper. In a large mixing bowl and with an electric mixer, beat together cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, warm water and eggs. Pour batter into the pan. Bake on the 3rd (middle) rack for around 35 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven and let cool completely, then turn over onto a large cake plate or board and remove the wax paper.

Frosting & Decorations:

6 cups Powdered Sugar
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1 ½ sticks Unsalted Butter (3/4 cup) (room temp.)
1/3 cup Milk
1 ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Pepperidge Farm Milano Cookies
Candy Corn and Pumpkins
Pretzel Sticks
Ghost Peeps
Halloween Sprinkles

Combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder, then sift into a mixing bowl and set aside. In a large mixing bowl and with an electric mixer, beat butter with powdered sugar/cocoa mixture alternating with the milk. Beat in vanilla extract. Frost cake with most of the frosting, reserving a small amount to place in a quart size freezer bag. Cut a very tiny slit in the corner of the bag and pipe words like “RIP & Boo” onto the Milano cookies, then set aside to let the frosting dry. Using candy corn, make a pathway on top of the cake. Line pretzel sticks on both sides of the pathway, going around the sides of the cake to make a fence. Cut small slits on top of the cake and place Milano cookies a little ways down in them for the graves. Place ghost peeps on top of the cake and decorate with Halloween candy and sprinkles.

Have you ever made a spooky creation for Halloween?  


1 comment

  1. This cake is so cute!! I love Halloween, the decorations, the CANDY!!