Graveyard Cake Recipe

Graveyard Cake
Stephanie Gallagher
Ratings (20)
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12-16 servings

This graveyard cake recipe makes a perfect Halloween party food or just a fun Halloween cooking activity to enjoy with the kids. The recipe uses crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos) for the dirt and vanilla sandwich cookies for the tombstones. But the best part is decorating the graveyard. My kids like using pumpkin candies and candy corn for a "cute" graveyard look. But if you prefer a spookier graveyard, decorate the cake with chocolate spiders and goblins.


  • 1 prepared sheet cake (any flavor), baked in a 9 x 13 pan and cooled completely
  • 2 cups prepared chocolate pudding
  • 10-15 chocolate sandwich cookies, such as Oreos, crushed into crumbs
  • 6-8 oval vanilla sandwich cookies, such as Pepperidge Farm Milanos
  • 1 container black gel icing
  • Optional: pumpkin candies and/or candy corn
  • Optional: White bone sprinkles or other Halloween sprinkles

Steps to Make It

Spread chocolate pudding over the cooled cake. Top with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. This is the dirt for your graveyard cake, so you want to try to cover the pudding completely.

Make the tombstones: Cut the Milano cookies in half width-wise. Note: You can use the whole cookie if you prefer, but I think it makes the cookies more stable if they're shorter - it's up to you. Write RIP and other fun Halloween graveyard sayings on the top third of the cookies with the gel icing. Press cookies into the cake at intervals, so they resemble tombstones.

Place pumpkin candies and candy corn on the cake. Sprinkle the cake with bone sprinkles.