Cupcake graveyard

Cupcake graveyard


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About this recipe: 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.

Liz Harrison

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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Reviews (2)


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

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