Easy and fun graveyard cake recipe for Halloween

Try this as an activity with your family this Halloween

5w ago

Halloween is very soon and I hope everyone is getting prepared for some spooky celebrations! Are you dressing up in a costume? Are you planning on handing out candy to trick-or-treaters through a socially-distanced tube? What kinds of spooky treats are you making this time of year? I love Halloween so much, and I'd like to hear your plans in the comments below!

Here is a super easy and fun recipe/activity that my grandmother has done with me for many Halloweens. It makes for lots of smiles at any party, or to just enjoy at your own home. One thing before we begin – you can use store bought frosting, but I will include my grandmother's recipe for hers also. It's so simple you might be tempted to give it a go.

Spooky graveyard cake

A fun little Halloween treat for everyone!



  • 1 box cake mix of your choice
  • Ingredients needed to prepare you choice of cake mix, as per the box!
  • 1 container of chocolate cake frosting (or use my grandmother's quick recipe below!)
  • 1 package of Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies, or any oblong shaped cookie
  • 1 package of Peeps marshmallow ghosts
  • A handful of candy corn style pumpkin candies


  1. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box, and bake in a 9x13 inch pan. Let it cool completely before frosting.
  2. Frost the cake with the chocolate frosting, generously.
  3. Arrange the cookies in the cake by pushing them in gently, to form rows of "graves".
  4. Add a marshmallow ghost behind the cookie graves to make them haunted. You may need to stick a toothpick in the bottom of the marshmallow in order to stick it in the cake properly.
  5. Finally, decorate the graveyard with candy pumpkins.

Have you tried this recipe? Share your photos & thoughts in the comments below

Quick Chocolate Frosting

If you want to make your own frosting, here you go.



  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3-5 tablespoons milk


  1. In a small saucepan on low heat, melt the chocolate and butter carefully. Keep stirring in order to not burn it.
  2. Add a few tablespoons of milk to thin it out to your liking. Don't make it too runny. And remember, you can always add but you can't take away.

Have you tried this recipe? Share your photos & thoughts in the comments below

I hope you enjoy this easy and delicious activity!



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Comments (4)

  • That is too cute! No plans but I do have a couple of bloody good posts up...lol

      1 year ago
  • This is so cute 😅

      1 year ago
  • Ugh I need it lol

      1 year ago
  • That is adorable!

      1 month ago