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  • Writer's pictureKelly

Blogtober day 11 ~ How to make a Halloween graveyard cake.

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

Ever since the boys were little they have always shown an interest in cooking. So we have started a our own weekly Bake off. WOW have they created some fantastic showstoppers.

This week we decided to have a Halloween themed Bake off. Toby decided on a spaceship which was three tiers and three different coloured sponged ( Will pop up the recipe for this one soon) Adam Made some rather scrumptious cookies.

Elliot absolutely blew us away with his creation which was a Halloween Graveyard Slab Cake. Here is how he did it.


For the cake

  1. 89g cocoa powder

  2. 220g self-raising flour

  3. 380g light brown muscovado sugar

  4. 4 eggs

  5. 210ml milk

  6. 180ml vegetable oil

For decorations

  1. 2 egg whites

  2. 80g icing sugar

  3. 250ml single cream

  4. 190g dark chocolate, finely chopped

  5. 5 rich tea finger biscuits

  6. 100g double chocolate cookies

  7. Sprinkles to decorate


  1. To make the cake. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the cocoa powder, self-raising flour and sugar into a large bowl, breaking up any clumps of sugar. Mix together the eggs, milk and oil in a measuring cup or bowl, then pour over the dry ingredients and stir everything together until smooth. Grease and line a deep baking dish (20 x 30 x 5cm) with baking parchment. Pour in the cake mixture and bake for 30 mins. Leave to cool, then turn out onto a serving plate. Alternatively, wrap well and store for up to 2 days.

  2. Finish decorating the cake: heat cream in a pan until just boiling. Place the dark chocolate in a large bowl and pour over the hot cream. Stir until the chocolate melts. Use a clean brush to paint a layer of chocolate over the rich tea finger biscuits, then let cool. Pour the rest of the chocolate mixture over the cake and smooth over with a knife. We like to cover the sides with the mix too.

  3. Whizz the chocolate cookies, or bash in a freezer bag with a rolling pin, until small crumbs form. Sprinkle over the top of the cake. You could just use Sugar or you could even just leave these off.




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