Creepy Halloween graveyard cake

By on September 29, 2011
Creepy Halloween Graveyard Cake Ingredients:
1 box chocolate cake mix
1½ cups chocolate frosting (see recipe below)
¼ cup shredded coconut
Green food coloring
5-6 Milano cookies
Assorted Halloween candies (candy skeletons, witches, mummies, pumpkins, etc…)*Directions:
Prepare cake mix according to directions on box.  Spoon ½ cup of cake batter into a small ramekin or a single cupcake tin.  Pour the rest of the batter into a sheet cake pan.  Bake according to box directions.  (The small cake should take 5-10 minutes less than the big cake).Cool cakes.  Crumble the small cake up into small pieces and set aside.Frost the big cake with the chocolate frosting, reserving about 1 tablespoon of frosting.

Mix 2-3 drops of green food coloring and ¼-½  tsp water into the coconut and stir well, until the coconut is a nice even green color.

Use the reserved frosting and a toothpick to write “epitaphs” on the Milano cookies, to make them look like gravestones.  Set aside to let chocolate dry.

Sprinkle the green coconut on one section of the cake to make “grass.”  Stand the gravestone cookies up in the grass.  Sprinkle the crumbled small cake over the remaining part of the cake to make “dirt.”

Decorate the rest of the cake with the Halloween candies.

*National Azabu has a good selection, and check if Starbucks is selling chocolate skulls this year.  If not, you can always look for substitutes from the ¥100 shops in town.

Chocolate Frosting
4 oz. (120 g) butter, at room temperature
2 oz. (60 g) creamcheese, at room temperature
¼ cup (60 ml) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup (240 ml) powdered sugar (icing sugar)
3 Tbs. (45 ml) milk

Mix on low speed until moistened, and then on high speed for 2 minutes.

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