Coffin Cake

Vampire lovers will enjoy this easy-to-make graveyard treat.

Vampire lovers will enjoy this easy-to-make graveyard treat.

You’ll Need

  • 1 – 9”x 13” chocolate cake
  • 2 cups chocolate frosting
  • 6–8 drops black food colouring or gel colouring paste
  • Silver dragees or candies
  • 2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Gummy worms
  • Plastic or candy skeleton heads or bones
  • Cardboard tombstone
  • Silver cake board

Prep and Cook

  • Place the cake in the freezer for 30 minutes. While the cake is chilling, add the black colouring to the chocolate frosting and mix to combine.
  • Remove the cake from the freezer and place it on a cutting board. Using a serrated knife, carve away the top corners and sides of the cake to create a coffin shape. Discard the scraps and transfer the cake to the silver cake board.
  • Position the cake on an angle, and ice the top and sides of the cake with the black frosting.
  • Outline the top of the coffin with silver candies and an RIP in the middle of the cake.
  • Scatter the cookie crumbs around the base of the coffin and over the cake board.
  • Press the gummy worms into the ‘dirt’ and distribute the bones over the surface.
  • Build up a small pile of the cookie crumbs and insert the tombstone beside the top of the coffin.


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