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Chocolate Graveyard Cakes with Headstones

Updated on December 23, 2016

Chocolate Halloween Graveyard Cake

Chocolate sheet cake is the easiest type of cake to make, and is a very fun cake to bake with family and friends. Basically this chocolate Graveyard Cake is a Texas Sheet Cake modified with some extra Halloween decoration to make it a little more scary for the Spooky Holiday. Great Halloween desserts start here with my famous graveyard cake and some newly added graveyard cupcakes. You will find the baking recipes here with tips and tricks and fun decorating supplies for making these Halloween desserts. Guaranteed to put a huge smile on the face of kids big and small!

Texas Halloween Sheet Cake
Texas Halloween Sheet Cake

This is one of my favorite and easy Halloween cakes to make for a special party or school function. A delicious smooth moist chocolate Graveyard Texas Sheet Cake! This cake serves about 12 when made in a 9"x13" pan. Lets get started baking and have some spooky Halloween fun!

Tip: If you plane on decorating this cake like pictured here an easy way to do that is to buy a pack of Milano cookies and some chocolate piping for writing on your headstones.

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cubes butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine sugar, flour, and salt. Next in a saucepan bring butter, water, and cocoa to a boil. Remove from heat and add it immediately to the dry ingredients. Add sour cream, eggs, soda and vanilla together while mixing well. In a greased 9x13 baking pan pour the ingredients in smoothly and evenly. Place into a 375* degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Check that cake bakes evenly by rotating the pan after 10 to 15 min. Poke with toothpick, when it come out clean the cakes done. Frost the cake while its hot! Next on to the frosting recipe
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Texas Sheet Cake Frosting
Texas Sheet Cake Frosting

Texas Sheet Cake Frosting - tombs and dirt edition

The more sour cream the better! The added feature of ground up Oreo cookies makes up the piles of dirt and Milano cookies make up the tombstones. With chocolate pipping you can write a spooky message like R.I.P.

  • Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cube butter
  • 6 tbsp. milk
  • 4 tbsp cocoa

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan heat milk, butter and cocoa until bubbly. Remove from heat and immediately mix in sugar, then add vanilla until smooth and silky. When ready pour smoothly on top of hot freshly baked cake. Once every thing has set for about a half hour you are ready to start decorating the top of the cake. lets make a gruesome graveyard! You will need around five or six Milano cookies, make sure you already set them with the writing of your choice before you place them into the top of your chocolate cake. The cookies should be placed down past the frosting until it stands on its own. A little more than half the cookie should be visible. After the placement of the tombstones its time to get grinding chocolate Oreo cookies. Alternatively you could just crumble up some extra chocolate cake if you like. Next pile the crumbs in front of the tombstone to give the appearance of a freshly buried grave site.

Chocolate Graveyard Cupcakes

Graveyard Cupcakes
Graveyard Cupcakes
Halloween
Halloween

Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

Basically this is the same recipe from the Texas Graveyard sheet cake, so instead of using a 9x13 pan we will use four (4) cupcake pans and liners.

  • Cook time: 1 hour 25 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
  • Yields: 16

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 cubes butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 to 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Instructions

  1. For the cupcake toppers you can get creative using cookies, paper skulls or tombs like I've used here. Browse below for my listed suggestions.
Halloween Cakes
Halloween Cakes

Graveyard Gelatin Dessert

Quite a few years ago I made this gelatin graveyard cake and wanted to make it again, now that my kid is all grown up and off to the Navy I really have been reminiscing over those unforgettable times in our life. I enjoyed served this desserts to my eagerly awaiting son many times in October after dinner "bringing a cheerful grin every time!". I'm sure you and your family will enjoy this easy Halloween Graveyard Dessert

  • Cook time: 3 hours 30 min
  • Ready in: 3 hours 30 min
  • Yields: 15

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate gram crackers
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp. butter or margarine
  • melted please
  • 1 pkg. 8 oz. cream cheese
  • softened
  • 1 tub 8 oz. whipped cream
  • thawed
  • divided
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pkg. 8 serving size or 2 pkg. 4 serving size each orange flavored jello
  • 1/2 cup cold water and ice cubes
  • 3 creme filled sandwich cookies
  • Decorating icings or gels
  • 10 candy corn
  • 3 pumpkin candies

Instructions

  1. MIX 1-1/2 cups of the gram cracker crumbs, sugar and butter in a 13x9 pan. Press firmly into the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. BEAT cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl until well blended. Gently stir in 1/2 of the whipped topping. Spread evenly over crust.
  3. STIR boiling water into gelatin in medium bowl 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to make cold water measure 1/-1/2 cups. Add to gelatin, stirring until thickened. remove any unmelted ice cubes. Spoon slightly thickened gelatin over cream layer.
  4. REFRIGERATE 3 hours ( I know! this part stinks big time!)
  5. SPREAD remaining whipped cream over gelatin just before serving. Sprinkle remainder of the gram crackers over top of cake. Decorate with sandwich cookies of your choice using icing or gels. Look for my sample below. Put cookies strait up to resemble tombstones! add a candy corn or two.

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      Ralph Schwartz 21 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      You had me at Halloween - just stopped by to see some of your work and this one jumped right out. Looks spookily delicious !

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      Asher Socrates 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @julieannbrady: Haha.. Hello good to see you again, how have you been? Thank you very much for visiting my lens Graveyard Cakes, it is greatly appreciated. Asher

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      I think the Graveyard Gelatin Dessert looks quite creative -- never seen one of those before -- like the contrasting colors.

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      happynutritionist 4 years ago

      Must have missed this around Halloween! What a lot of fun one of these would be to serve.

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      Asher Socrates 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @anonymous: Thank you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have to admit that you webpage topic title intrigued me. What cool graveyard cakes for Halloween!