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(The Cheaters Way) Deathly Chocolate Graveyard Cakes...Witches Beware.

And um aren't these deathly chocolate graveyard cakes the cutest?!? I am in love with them! Bring on Halloween cause I am so ready!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cheat, chocolate cake, Halloween
Servings: 6 Cakes
Calories: 763kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua OR caramel sauce OR sweetened condensed milk*
  • 2 oz boxes instant chocolate mousse mix 3 to 4 each
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 6 full-size Snickers bars crushed


  • 6 in Pirouette Rolled Wafers or pretzel rods broken half
  • 1/2 cup caramel bits
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate melted
  • 1 pan of [your favorite brownies | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/milk-chocolate-peanut-butter-truffle-brownies/] baked + cooled
  • 4 ounces white chocolate melted
  • 20 Oreo cookies creme filling removed
  • 6 Halloween Oreo Cookies top cookie removed
  • 6 Hershey's Kisses


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 8x8 inch baking pans.
  • Make and bake cake mix as directed on box only divide the batter between 2 (8x8 inch) pyrex pans. Cool 5 minutes. Reserve one cake for another use or freeze for another time. Use a fork to poke the cake all over to aerate and then evenly pour the Kahlua onto the cake. Cover the baking dish and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
  • Meanwhile, make chocolate mousse as directed on box. Cover and refrigerate until cake is ready.

To Assemble + the Decorations

  • Remove the Snickers from the freezer and finely chop/crush them.
  • Remove all the layers from the fridge. Using a fork, break the cake into crumbs. Divide the cake crumbs evenly among the bottom of six (8 ounce or larger) glass serving dishes. Spread with a layer of chocolate mouse and then a thin layer of whipped cream. Sprinkle the chopped Snickers over the whipped cream. Repeat the layers one more time. For the third time around, end the layers at the chocolate mousse. You may have leftover ingredients depending on the serving dishes you used...use those for snacking! Place the cakes in the fridge while you prepare the decorations.
  • To make the witches legs, place the caramel bits in the microwave and microwave on 30 seconds intervals until the caramels are just soft enough to mold. Roll the caramels into teaspoon size balls and then press the ball onto the end of a Pirouette Rolled Wafer. Do your best to form a rough boot shape by forming the caramel into an L, then make an indent in the bottom of the L to form the heal. Make the sure the caramel is attached to the wafer and then place on a parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the other wafers. Place the pan in the freezer while you melt the chocolate.
  • Once the witches legs are cold, dip the boots through the chocolate and then place back on the parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining legs. Freeze the legs until the chocolate is set.
  • Meanwhile, cut rounded tombstones out of the brownies. Add the melted white chocolate to a small sandwich baggie and snip the corner off. Draw out words like, RIP and BOO or whatever you prefer on the brownies. Let the chocolate set.
  • Remove the top cookie of the halloween Oreos and then press a Hershey's kiss into the center to make a witches hat.
  • Add the remaining chocolate cookies to a bag and finely smash into fine crumbs.
  • Remove the cakes from the fridge and stick in one tombstone brownie and one set of witches legs. Cover the top surface of the cakes with Oreo cookie crumbs. Repeat with the remaining cakes. Return the cakes to the fridge until chilled or ready to serve. When ready to serve, scatter the witches hats around the cakes for a spooky effect. Enjoy!


*I prefer using all Kahlua in the cake, however, if you are making this for kids, caramel sauce or sweetened condensed milk are great subs. **Witches Legs inspired by [A Spicy Perspective | http://www.aspicyperspective.com/5-easy-halloween-treats-made-with-pirouette-cookies/].


Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 187g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 128g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 11.6mg