Cupcake graveyard

    1 hour

    These easy peasy cupcakes are great at Halloween! I always bring these ghoulish treats to kiddie parties. You can use your favourite chocolate cupcake recipe to make these cakes from scratch, if desired.

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    Serves: 24 

    • 1 (500g) box devil's food or chocolate cake mix
    • 800g chocolate icing (shop bought, or your favourite recipe)
    • 150g digestive biscuit crumbs
    • 24 Nice biscuits, or any oval or rectangular shaped biscuit

    Prep:35min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to packet directions for cupcakes.
    2. Ice the cooled cupcakes with 3/4 of the icing.
    3. Fill a pastry bag, fitted with a plain tip, with remaining icing. Write R.I.P. on each biscuit, towards one end. Stand a decorated biscuit on top of each cupcake so that it looks like a grave marker. Sprinkle digestive crumbs over the iced cupcakes, to look like dirt. Serve!

    To make from scratch...

    If you want to avoid the shop bought stuff, you can try this chocolate fairy cake recipe and this gorgeous chocolate buttercream for the icing.


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    Great for our halloween party  -  10 Nov 2011


    Thanks Liz, they are great but I'm not sure that we could sell them at though! Maybe we should have a competition for the weirdest cupcake?  -  08 Apr 2009


    My Husband and I made these for our sons 1st grade Halloween party yesterday. They were such a hit!! And so easy to make. My previous cupcake decorations took a few hours to create but this was so cute and simple. I used Milano cookies for the tombstones and wrote RIP in black with little orange crosses I also added a little candy pumpkin next to the grave. The looked and tasted great. I also used french vanilla cake mix instead of chocolate because it tastes so much better.  -  01 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)