This fun Halloween sheet cake is a fun dessert for Halloween parties or fall dinners. Easy to make and made with the help of a store-bought cake mix.
This graveyard style cake is always a welcome treat on the Halloween dessert table.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
This easy layer cake is festive and fun. It is a spooky Halloween cake that resembles a graveyard.
This chocolate cake dessert is made with just a few simple ingredients and it is a great way to celebrate Halloween season. It can also work as a Halloween themed birthday cake.
This is a festive dessert that the kids can help decorate the top of the cake. Whether it is for a family dinner or a Halloween party, this cake is fun to make.
Just a few simple ingredients are needed for this recipe. Refer to the recipe card for the measurements.
- chocolate cake mix
- chocolate sandwich cookies
- chocolate chips
- Halloween sprinkles
- candy pumpkins
- gummy worms
See recipe card for quantities.
How to Make a Graveyard cake
The full recipe instructions for crumbl copycat recipe are in the recipe card, below but here is a step by step overview of the recipe
Combine cake mix with eggs, oil and water according to package directions
Pour cake batter into oblong pan and bake cake at 350° f.
Melt chocolate chips and fill piping bag.
Pipe out RIP on milano cookies. Let set.
Frost cake with chocolate frosting. Meanwhile, Make chocolate "dirt" with the chocolate sandwich cookies. (see below)
Cover the top of the cake with crushed Oreos.
Add cookie headstones, candy pumpkins and gummy works to the top of the cake.
Hint: To make the chocolate dirt, crush Oreos in a ziploc plastic bag using a rolling pin or your hands to crush cookies.
Substitutions & Variations
There are some fun ways to change this up.
- Round cake - instead of using a 13 x 9 pan, you can use two 9" round cake pans
- Ghosts - Fondant ghosts or ghost peeps also make for fun cake topper ideas.
- Spooky Eyes - you can add candy eyes coming out from the "dirt".
- large mixing bowl
- electric mixer
- 13" x 9" baking pan
- piping bag and tip
Store leftover cake wrapped with plastic wrap or in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
More Spooky Halloween Desserts
Halloween Cupcakes - Fun and spooky spider cupcakes that are super easy to make.
Monster Marshmallow Pops - Monsters made a green frosting made from white candy melts.
Halloween Monster Cookies - Cookies with spooky googly-eyed monsters
Halloween Sheet Cake
- 1 box Chocolate fudge cake mix
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup oil
- 1 container of chocolate frosting
- About 32 Chocolate sandiwch cookies
- 10 Milano cookies
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- For topping-
- Gummy worms
- candy corn pumpkins
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees f, and spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together cake mix, oil, water, and eggs, per package directions.
- Pour into prepared 9x13 inch pan.
- Bake according to the package directions- 30-35 minutes.
- Lay 9-10 Milano cookies onto a plate, set aside.
- Then, heat your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, on 20 second increments, stirring well in between. Add to a plastic sandwich sized storage bag, and snip the very tip off of the bag. Use the melted chocolate to write “RIP” onto your Milano cookies.
- Place cookies into the refrigerator to allow chocolate to set.
- Next, add chocolate cookies to a food processor, and blitz to crumbs. Set aside.
- Scoop the chocolate frosting out of the container and into a microwave safe bowl.
- Microwave for 20 seconds, and stir well. The frosting should be pourable.
- Pour the frosting evenly over the cake.
- Sprinkle oreo crumbs over the frosting.
- Decorate the cake with RIP cookies, candy pumpkins and gummy worms. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this simple Halloween cake recipe and hope you have a happy Halloween.
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Too cute! And any excuse to buy Milano cookies is fine by me!
I love this cake - such a simple yet effective idea for Halloween! Popping by from #LYC
Donna @ Modern on Monticello
This is just so much fun to look at too! Thanks for sharing the recipe and a great idea for the holiday. This post will be a feature this week. #HomeMattersParty