Ghosts, tombstones and worms, OH MY! Chocolate cake made from scratch turned into this scary graveyard dirt cake with the help of a few friends.


Eat worms? Are you kidding me? This fun and decorative graveyard dirt cake is just the thing to take to your Halloween party. It's really quite easy to make and definietly yummy to eat!

Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup butter

1 cup water

1/4 cup baking cocoa

1/2 cup sour cream

2 eggs

FROSTING Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter

3 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons baking cocoa

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

18 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies

Green and brown decorator's icing or gel

9 cream-filled oval vanilla sandwich cookies

1 cup whipped topping

Pumpkin candies and gummy worms




Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a saucepan, combine butter, water and cocoa; bring to a boil over medium heat. Add to flour mixture; beat well. Beat in sour cream and eggs.

Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine butter, milk and cocoa; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Pour over warm cake. Crumble chocolate cookies; sprinkle over frosting while still warm. Cool completely. For tombstone, use icing to decorate vanilla cookies with words or faces; place on cake.

For ghosts, make mounds of whipped topping; use icing to add eyes and mouths as desired. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Just before serving, add pumpkins and gummy worms.



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