Graveyard Cake

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 28 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 12


Resurrect some Halloween fun with this haunting recipe for Graveyard Cake.

With creepy crawly bugs and frightfully delicious graves set upon a frosted final resting place, this devilishly moist cake will be the "life" of the party.

So spooktacular, this sweet cemetery will have everyone digging for more!

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  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) devil's food or yellow cake mix
  • 1 container (16 oz.) prepared vanilla frosting
  • 12 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Fun-Size Candy Bars
  • 1 small tube white decorator icing
  • 3 NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Fun-Size Candy Bars, chopped
  • 1 bag (6.5 oz.) gummy bugs or other gummy candies


PREPARE cake mix according to package directions using one 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Cool completely in pan. Invert cake onto serving platter. Frost cake, using a little more frosting than usual on top ("tombstones" will be pushed into frosting).

WRITE spooky words such as "RIP" or "BOO" on Crunch bars using tube icing. Let sit for a few minutes to dry.

PRESS Crunch bars into cake to create "tombstones". Sprinkle chopped Butterfinger bars next to tombstones to create "dirt". Creatively place gummy bugs over top of cake.

super cool

by E. Elika , on Oct. 2011

me encatanta intentare hacerlo

graveyard cake

by B. Brandy , SEATAC, WA on Sep. 2006

This was fun and easy to do with my daughter and little sister. They loved it!


by D. Daisy , MOUNT CLARE, WV on Nov. 2005


grave yard cake

by a. , on Oct. 2005

This grave yard cake was the best thing at my halloween party everyone loved it we had to make three of them for every one to get some thats the best cake i ever had.

Easy and Fun to Make

by J. , Bismarck on Oct. 2005

I thought that this cake was easy and fun to make. I made it with a friend and our two kids ages 2.5 and 5 and they had a blast. They were excited to help out. It was very appealing and tastes good was big hit. I will recommend it to my friends.

Happy halloween

by r. robin , WEST MONROE, LA on Oct. 2005

We made this cake for our Halloween party this year. And it was the greatest ever. I used little shortbread cookies for the tombstones and candycorn pumpkins throughout the whole graveyard. It was the easiest cake ever but after I started working with it I found that I couldn't stop adding stuff to it. Great cake lots of fun.


by C. Catherine , Idaho on Oct. 2005

Quick and Easy this recipe is sure to be a hit with kids and adults!! They will think you spent forever on it.


by H. , San Bernardino, CA on Oct. 2005

This was a great idea i made it for my birthday Halloween party.


by T. Tuya , Hot Springs, AR on Oct. 2005

It was the easiest and the most incredible idea ever! I made it for my friend's Halloween party and everyone was so impressed and they all loved it that I didn't even get a piece! It was gone just like that! Thanx!

Thanks So Much

by K. Kamara , Lakeland, FLorida on Oct. 2005

I needed a quick but eye-catching halloween recipe for a school project, and this cake was easy to make and eye-catching at the same time. IT IS SO GOOD, EVERYONE FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CAKE, AND THEY KEPT ASKING FOR SECONDS, THIS CAKE IS A FUN ACTIVITY AND MAKES YOUR KIDS WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN BAKING!!!