halloween graveyard cupcakes

Graveyard Halloween Cupcakes

These graveyard Halloween cupcakes are really easy to create, which makes them perfect for everyone (like me) who isn't talented in the cupcake decorating department.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 110kcal


  • 1 box Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 Tin of chocolate frosting
  • 24 Milano cookies
  • 1 Tube of cake decorating frosting
  • 1 Halloween bones sprinkles

Pots and Utensils

  • 2 12-cup Muffin/cupcake tins
  • 24 Muffin cups
  • Toothpicks
  • 2 small bowls one that can fit inside the other



  • Line the cupcake tins with the muffin cups.
  • Mix the cake batter as directed on the package (or make your favorite chocolate cake recipe if you are so inclined).
  • Equally divide the batter into the muffin tins.
  • Follow the instructions on the package for baking the cupcakes (usually about 15 minutes).
  • Let cool completely on a cake rack.


  • If you are using the tinned variety, there isn't much to do here other than open the tin :) Otherwise, you will need to follow your favorite chocolate frosting recipe to get it ready.
  • Use a large spoon to place a scoop of icing on the top of each cupcake. Then spread it out flat with a knife.

Making the Tombstones

  • Squeeze out some of the cake decorating icing into the smaller bowl.
  • Fill the bottom of the larger bowl with hot water.
  • Float the smaller bowl in the hot water in the larger bowl. There should be enough water to come most of the way up the sides of the small bowl but not run over the edges.
  • Use one of the toothpicks to stir the icing in the smaller bowl. The heat from the water should make it runnier so that it is easier to work with.
  • Use the toothpick like an old-style pen, by dipping it into the icing and then writing on the cookie. You will need to dip it quite frequently to get each of the letters written (a little slow) but I found that I had much better control over what it looked like.
  • When your tombstones are written, stick them into the chocolate frosting on the cupcake.
  • Then add some bone sprinkles to each of the cupcakes.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 4.6g | Cholesterol: 0.8mg | Sodium: 51.2mg | Sugar: 15.3g