7 Halloween Recipes That Are A Graveyard Smash

If you're like us and love to go all out when it comes to Halloween, you're in for a literal treat! This year, we're celebrating the holiday by making some appropriately spooky-looking recipes that taste anything but horrifying. So, if you're willing to go the extra mile for Halloween this year, why not try your hand at a ghoulish zombie doll or graveyard cake, replete with creepy crawly gummy bats and worms? Or how about recreating the iconic scene from Indiana Jones and serving up some brain? Looks ghastly, but it's actually an entire head of cauliflower and quite delicious! Go ahead and check out our 7 Halloween recipes that are a graveyard smash... if you dare!

1. Graveyard Cake

You'll Need:

For the chocolate cake:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2½ cups sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups milk

For the chocolate frosting:

  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ⅔ cup cream cheese
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Nutella

Extra:

  • 9 in x 9 in cake pan
  • 9 Oreos
  • gummy worms & gummy bats

Here's How:

1.1 Beat the eggs, oil, and sugar with a hand mixer until frothy. Combine the flour and baking powder and alternate between stirring in this mixture and the milk with the rest. Transfer the batter to a greased and floured cake pan and bake it at 350°F for 70-80 minutes. Use a toothpick to see if the cake is done all the way through. Once it's out of the oven, let it cool in the cake pan.

1.2 Cut off the uneven top of the cake and set it aside for later. For the chocolate frosting, add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix everything until you get a creamy consistency. The spread the frosting over the cake.

1.3 Cut small corners off of the Oreos so that they look like small tombstones. Set the cut-off pieces aside for later.

1.4 Put the small Oreo tombstones into the frosting on the cake.

1.5 Sprinkle the cake and Oreo crumbs you set aside earlier all over the cake. Add a few gummy worms and gummy bats for the finishing touch.

Graveyard Cake

2. Zombie Doll Cake

You'll Need:

For the chocolate bundt cake:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1⅔ cups powdered sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1¼ cups dark chocolate chips

For the coconut cream frosting:

  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • ¾ cup cream cheese
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup cranberry black cherry juice
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Extra:

  • 9-inch bundt pan
  • 2 plain donuts
  • 1 zombie doll
  • strawberry syrup

Here's How:

2.1 Beat the butter and sugar until frothy and then add the eggs in one by one. Mix the flour and cocoa and baking powder and then alternate between stirring in the flour mixture and the milk with the rest of the ingredients. Use a hand mixer to mix everything for another 2 minutes, then add the chocolate chips. Transfer the cake batter to a bundt pan and bake at 350°F for 60-70 minutes. Use a toothpick to see if the cake is done all the way through. Let the cake cool off and then remove it from the bundt pan.

2.2 For the coconut cream frosting, add all the ingredients to a bowl and beat them with a hand mixer. Transfer the frosting to 2 piping bags with star-shaped nozzles (one small and one large). Put the cake on a platter and then place 2 plain donuts on top. Use a little bit of frosting to "glue" the donuts to the cake.

2.3 Now start decorating the cake with the frosting using the pipe with the larger nozzle. Start piping large rosettes all around the cake, starting from the bottom. Use the piping bag with the smaller nozzle for the donuts.

2.4 Stick the zombie doll through the holes in the donuts. For the fake blood, use a syringe or pipette and spread the strawberry syrup on the cake.

Zombie Doll Cake

3. Cauliflower Brain

If you're looking to spook some ghouls and gals on Halloween, this delicious cauliflower brain is the way to go. Or if you're expecting a lot of zombies at your Halloween party, they'll be pleasantly surprised by this ghastly dish! Get the full recipe for the Cauliflower Brain.

Cauliflower Brain

4. Feet Loaf

We love crazy Halloween recipes, so we've come up with a spooky meatloaf dish that's sure to give you goosebumps and make you super hungry at the same time. If Halloween is your thing, ground beef, leeks, and melted cheese are about to make your night! Get the full recipe for the Feet Loaf.

Feet Loaf

5. Witch Fingers

Halloween's that one day of the year where creative costumes, spooky ghost stories, and serious trick-or-treating are not only expected, but heavily encouraged. And while everyone loves a good piece of candy, we think hearty themed dishes should be front and center, making this "finger food" the perfect way to set the mood! Get the full recipe for the Witch Fingers.

Witch Fingers

6. Mummy Halloweenies

If you plan on hosting a (social distancing-friendly) Halloween party this year, you'll need to serve up some appropriately themed snacks. For this recipe, we've taken an old favorite and given it a spooky twist! Get the full recipe for the Mummy Halloweenies.

Mummy Halloweenies

7. Magic Caramel Spike Cake

It may look like you need witchcraft or some kind of sorcery to make this stunning cake, but we promise even the least magically-inclined of muggles can pull off this recipe! Get the full recipe for the Magic Caramel Spike Cake.

Magic Caramel Spike Cake

Wow – what a scary bunch of recipes. But they're all super delectable, and if there is a type of bomb you don't need to fear, it's a flavor bomb! Live your best Halloween life this year by making one (or all) of these recipes! Happy Halloween!

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