Halloween Graveyard Cookie Cake Recipe with Photos
If your Halloween spirit stops right before munching on graveyard soil, this triple chocolate graveyard cookie cake is for you. This spooky dessert is made up of two 10 “triple chocolate cookies stacked and separated by a thick layer of vanilla cream filling (think giant Most Stuf Oreos) with creepy creepy creatures hidden away waiting to surprise unsuspecting eaters.
Edible tombstones, spiders, bats and worms adorn the top of the cookie cake and rest on a bed of crushed cookie crumbs that create the most delicious “dirt” you have ever tasted. Serve your guests a slice of this cemetery cookie cake and expect screams of excitement that are sure to wake the dead.
Replace the gummy worms with Pop Rocks, Skeleton Glitter, or any other spooky surprise.
- For the cookies
¾ cup of brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup of cocoa powder
¾ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of chocolate pieces
½ cup of orange M&M
- For the cream filling
½ cup of lard
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Pinch of salt
¼ cup melted chocolate
¼ cup crushed Oreos
- For the edible decor
½ cup of melted chocolate
2 tablespoons of cream filling
4 Milanese cookies
4 chocolate cookies
3 mini Oreos
6-8 mini pretzels
3-5 gummy worms
- Preheat oven to 350 ° F, then grease two 10 “springform pans with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, beat together white sugar, brown sugar and butter with an electric mixer until fluffy and pale yellow in color. Add the eggs and vanilla, then continue to mix until all the ingredients are combined.
- In another bowl, combine the flour, sifted cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
- Pour the flour mixture into the bowl of creamed sugar and beat until all the ingredients are completely incorporated.
- Incorporate the chocolate pieces and the M & Ms using a rubber spatula. Measure the dough on a kitchen scale and divide it into two equal portions of dough.
- Press each portion of dough into the prepared molds.
- Place in the oven and bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the dough reaches 175 ° F.
- While the cookies are baking, prepare the cemetery filling by mixing the shortening, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar. Divide the cream filling into 2 cups, 1 cup and 1 tbsp. For the 2-cup serving, stir in crushed Oreos with a rubber spatula and set aside. To the 1 cup serving, add ¼ cup of melted chocolate and mix well. Place the 1 tbsp serving in a piping bag with a small round tip for eyeballs and letters.
- Remove the cookie layers from their molds and place them on a cooling rack.
- While the cookies are cooling, prepare your graveyard toppings. First, prepare a few pairs of eyes by placing small round dots of cream filling on a sheet of baking paper. Place in the refrigerator until the dots are set, then place a smaller dot in the center of the cream eye.
- For the tombstones, dip the Milano cookies and chocolate cookies in melted chocolate and write “RIP” with the white cream filling.
- For the bats, cut a single Oreo cookie (without the filling) in the middle and dip the corresponding corners in melted chocolate. Glue Oreo halves to one side of a mini Oreo cut side down to look like wings, then secure two eyes with melted chocolate.
- For the spiders, dip a large Oreo and a mini Oreo in chocolate, along with eight rounded segments of a mini pretzel and two smaller segments. Once the chocolate is set, assemble pieces in the shape of a spider, then glue two eyes.
- After the cookie layers have cooled, assemble the cookie cake by placing one layer on a serving platter and spreading 2/3 of the white cream filling evenly on top.
- Add gummy worms or any other spooky treat you’d like to bury in your graveyard and smooth the rest of the filling on top.
- Add the second layer of cookies to the cake and spread the chocolate cream (chocolate added to the white cream filling) on top.
- Place the tombstones on top of the cake and gently press to hold them upright.
- Sprinkle crushed Oreos all over the top layer of the cake for “dirt” and add your spider and bat decorations on top.
- Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Desserts, Cakes
- 10 servings
- Preparation time
- 1 hour
- Cooking time
- 25 minutes
- Total time
- 1 hour, 24 minutes, 59 seconds