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Pull-Apart Graveyard Cupcakes

Pull-Apart Graveyard Cupcakes: A Spooky Halloween Treat

Are you ready to sink your teeth into a deliciously eerie Halloween treat? Look no further than these Pull-Apart Graveyard Cupcakes! These spooky delights are not only a feast for the taste buds but also a visual delight. Get ready to impress your guests with these graveyard-themed treats that are as fun to make as they are to eat.

Creating a Spooky Masterpiece

Building your own pull-apart graveyard cupcakes is like constructing a haunted mansion, piece by piece. First, gather all your ingredients and unleash your creativity. Think of each cupcake as a tombstone waiting to be adorned with spooky decorations.

Start by baking a batch of your favorite cupcakes, ensuring they are firm and moist. Once they have cooled down, arrange them in a rectangular shape on a serving platter. Use a sharp knife to carve out small rectangular holes in the center of each cupcake, creating a space for the tombstone decorations.

Next, it’s time to whip up a batch of delicious frosting. This will be the glue that holds everything together. Spread a generous amount of frosting on top of each cupcake, making sure to cover the holes as well. Now comes the fun part – decorating!

Tombstone Decorations

Let your imagination run wild as you create tombstone decorations for your graveyard cupcakes. Roll out some gray fondant and cut out tombstone shapes using a tombstone-shaped cookie cutter or a sharp knife. Use a food-safe marker to write spooky messages on the tombstones, like “RIP” or “Beware.”

Place the tombstone decorations on top of each cupcake, gently pressing them into the frosting. To add an extra touch of spookiness, use crushed chocolate cookies to create a dirt-like texture around the tombstones. It’s like creating a mini graveyard on each cupcake!

Finishing Touches

No graveyard is complete without some eerie elements. Get creative and add final touches to your pull-apart graveyard cupcakes by using gummy worms, candy bones, or edible spiders. These creepy crawlies will give your cupcakes that extra “wow” factor.

Now that your graveyard cupcakes are complete, it’s time to sit back and admire your spooky masterpiece. These pull-apart treats are sure to be the talk of the Halloween party!


1. Can I use a different flavor for the cupcakes?

Yes, feel free to experiment with different flavors for the cupcakes. Chocolate, vanilla, or even pumpkin spice would all work well with the graveyard theme.

2. Can I use store-bought frosting?

Absolutely! Store-bought frosting can save you time and still taste delicious. Just make sure to choose a flavor that complements your cupcakes.

3. What if I don’t have fondant for the tombstones?

No worries! You can use thick royal icing or even melted chocolate to create tombstone shapes. Get creative and use what you have on hand.

4. Can I make these cupcakes in advance?

Yes, you can make the cupcakes a day ahead and store them in an airtight container. Just be sure to add the decorations right before serving to keep them fresh and spooky.

5. Can I use other spooky decorations?

Definitely! The sky’s the limit when it comes to decorating your graveyard cupcakes. Feel free to add Halloween-themed sprinkles, edible glitter, or even mini skeleton figures.

6. How many cupcakes will this recipe make?

The number of cupcakes will depend on the size of your rectangular arrangement. A standard batch of cupcakes, usually around 12, should be enough to create a small pull-apart graveyard.

7. Can I make these cupcakes gluten-free?

Absolutely! Simply substitute the regular flour with a gluten-free flour blend, and make sure any other ingredients you use are also gluten-free.

8. Can I make these cupcakes for other occasions?

Definitely! While these pull-apart graveyard cupcakes are perfect for Halloween, you can adapt the decorations to suit other themes. Think of them as a versatile dessert that can be customized for any occasion.

In Conclusion

Pull-Apart Graveyard Cupcakes are not only a delicious treat but also a fun and creative way to celebrate Halloween. With a little imagination and some spooky decorations, you can transform a simple cupcake into a hauntingly beautiful masterpiece. So gather your ingredients, unleash your creativity, and get ready to impress your guests with this eerie and delightful Halloween dessert!

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Pull-Apart Graveyard Cupcakes

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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup grape jelly
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs , at room temperature
  • 12 ounces (3 sticks) unsalted butter , melted
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 10 ounces (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter , at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar , spooned and leveled
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 10 chocolate sandwich cookies , coarsely crushed
  • 15 large white marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (about 3 cookies)
  • 1 tablespoon black or dark green decorating sugar
  • One 6.4-ounce tube black decorating icing , with tips
  • 5 oval-shaped vanilla and chocolate sandwich cookies
  • One 7-ounce tube marzipan
  • 3 round lollipops , wrapped
  • 1/4 cup orange decorating sugar
  • One 6.4-ounce tube green decorating icing , with tips
  • Seven 8-inch pieces black licorice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line two 12-cup standard muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In the microwave, warm the grape jelly for 20 to 30 seconds until loosened. Whisk until smooth and set aside.
  • In another medium bowl, beat the sugar and eggs with an electric mixer until light and foamy (about 2 minutes).
  • Gradually pour in the butter and vanilla while continuing to beat.
  • Slowly add half of the dry ingredients, followed by all of the milk. Mix well.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients, being careful not to overmix the batter.
  • Remove 2 cups of the batter and stir in the grape jelly.
  • Fill the cupcake liners about two-thirds full, alternating between yellow and grape batter.
  • Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean and the tops spring back lightly.
  • Let the cupcakes cool in the tins on a rack for 10 minutes, then transfer them to the rack to cool completely (about 1 hour).
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and salt until fluffy and combined.
  • Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  • Add the milk one tablespoon at a time,
Keyword baking, Cake, Chocolate, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cupcake, Cupcake, dessert, Halloween, Halloween Dessert Recipes, Holiday
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