Spooktacular Halloween Graveyard Cake

READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 8-12


  • For the Cake
  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) package cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Devil's Food)
  • 1 13
    cups water
  • 12
    cup vegetable oil
  • 3
    large eggs
  • To Decorate
  • 10
    ounces nabisco Oreo cookies, crushed (may use gingersnap crumbs if it goes with your cake)
  • 6 -10
    pepperidge farm milano cookies (or suitable oval shaped butter cookies)
  • 1 12 - 2
    cups prepared vanilla frosting (or other suitable flavor)
  • 1 -4
    package cake decorating gel (green, black, orange or brown, etc, as needed)
  • 1
    cup candy corn (or pumpkin-shaped candy)
  • 14
    cup harvest colored sprinkles or 1/4 cup colored crystal sugar (orange, green, yellow, etc)
  • 6 -12
    laboratory decorative candies (chocolate candy foil-wrapped like eyeballs, ears, lips, body parts, etc) (optional)
  • 4 -6
    ghost-shaped peeps marshmallows (may also use cats or pumpkins)


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix together cake mix, water, oil, and eggs according to package directions.
  • If your package requires different ingredients to make cake, follow those instructions instead.
  • Grease and flour a glass 13x9-inch cake pan.
  • If you use a dark or coated pan, do your baking at 325°F.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in a preheated oven for approx 35 minutes (38-40 minutes for dark or coated pans) or until cake is done.
  • Allow cake to cool in the pan.
  • Spread frosting evenly on cooled cake.
  • Sprinkle frosting with crumbled cookies (oreos or whatever you are using).
  • Using gel frostings, write sayings on 1/2 of the milano cookies (some sayings might be"Justin Tyme","Yul B Next","RIP","M T Tomb","Will B Back","Barry M Deep", etc).
  • Press 1/2 of cookie down into cake and icing to resemble a standing tombstone.
  • Arrange ghost marshmallows in a standing position on top of cake.
  • Scatter candies and/or sprinkles or sugars on cake to garnish.