By Sue Lau on October 06, 2004
Photo by Sue Lau
Photo by Sue Lau
"This is a great cake, perfect for Halloween parties, that is a take-off of the stand-by graveyard pudding. I noticed pudding is less popular than cake, and of course, cake is more suited for parties, especially those with kids. You can use your choice of cake flavor, but pay attention to the cookie crumbs you use in that case so they are compatible flavors. You also probably wouldn't want to use chocolate icing with a pumpkin cake, but if you wanted a pumpkin frosting, that would be good, or else use vanilla.You can use whipped cream to make the ghosties, but be aware that if you do this, the cake needs to remain chilled, and the whipped cream does try to sag and run after awhile (so don't do that too far in advance). The marshmallow ghosties are more durable at room temp. Those are often sold near displays of halloween candy, not necessarily by the bags of marshmallows."
Serving Size: 1 (117 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Very fun cake to make with my kids and yummy too!"
"This was a great fun cake to make with the kids. They made their own decorations for the most part and got creative with it. We had a few pumpkinhead ghosts and lots of sour worms. I added some mini chocolate chips to the cake itself, so when they cut it, the cake looked gooey. Very cool idea. Made and reviewed for PRMR Tag. Thanks :)"
"This was a fun cake for my 13 year old to make. I think she did a great job. Thanks for sharing."
"Made this for the cake walk. I went with the minimalist approach, dirt, headstones, gummy pumpkins and candy corn. Turned out really cute. Thanks Sue L."
"What a great cake! I used "funfetti" cake mix, vanilla frosting and double chocolate oreos. I used sugar free milanos for the gravestones because they are flatter. I decorated it with neon gummi worms, candy corn and marshmallow ghosts and pumpkins. It was a big hit, and it tasted great too! Thanks!"
"Delicious & Fun cake! I made a buttercream icing to go with it. I threw a little Halloween party for our family & the cake was a big hit!"
"I just made this for my roommates Halloween Party at work and it was a huge hit...the Milanos as markers worked well..we put employee names on them and I also used mini gummi worms, pumpkins, the marshmallow ghosts and small plastic rats. Will definitely make again next year."
"This was a huge hit at my daughters Halloween themed birthday party. I loved the idea of using Milano cookies for the tombstones - they looked just great! And the Peeps Ghosts totally made the cake! I searched several stores but couldn't find the ghosts, but a good friend came to my rescue and found them for me. Thanks for posting this!"
"This was absolutely outstanding! I made it as a treat for my son's kindergarten class. The teacher and the kids all went wild for it and can't wait to see what I do for other holidays! LOL I think my standards have been set now by this totally awesome cake!"
"This is a great choice for a family with young children as this is very fun for kids to decorate. I used graham cracker cookies broken into smaller pieces for the tombstones. This looked great and was a big hit for our Halloween dinner."
"This was really fun to make - a real kid pleaser. Unfortunately, I had difficulty finding many of the decorative ingredients where I live, but part of what makes this recipe so great is it is open to your imagination. I substituted graham crackers to use for tombstones, and used orange and black colored gummy worms, and eyeball gumballs. I couldn't find the ghosts, so the kids and I created our own out of large marshmallows. The kids had a great time, and the end result was a really cool looking Halloween cake. Thanks for the recipe and the idea - I had never heard of this before, and I think it will become a new family tradition."
"My sister makes this cake every Halloween, and it's always a major hit! Very festive, fun, and of course yummy :o)"