Cook time: 30 minutes to prepare, decorating can take as long as you like!
We’re a huge fan of easy desserts—brownies and blondies alike. There’s no shortage of sweets around Halloween, but if you’re looking for something shareable (not just individually wrapped mini candy bars) it’s best to start baking. Chef Claire King has the easy Halloween dessert idea you’re looking for. Save time by using brownie mix, and put your energy into the spooky decorations instead.
Easy Graveyard Cake Recipe
- 2 boxes brownie mix
- 2 cans chocolate frosting
- 1 squeeze bottle green frosting
- 1 sleeve chocolate wafer cookies (crushed)
- 2 chocolate graham crackers
- Candy! (Candy pumpkins, candy bones, gummy worms, Halloween sprinkles, peanut butter ghosts)
- Bake the brownies in 2 9×9 pans according to the package directions. Let cool completely.
- Place the first layer on a serving plate and top with chocolate frosting. Top with gummy worms, bones, and crushed wafer cookies. Top with the second layer of brownies and frost the top.
- Decorate with candy to mimic a graveyard. This is the fun part, so get creative! You can cut graham crackers with a bread knife to make tombstones. Use the crushed chocolate wafers for dirt. Use the green frosting to draw vines, leaves and grass. Use a toothpick to prop up peanut butter ghosts. Mound frosting in front of tombstones to mimic a freshly dug grave. Spooky!