Gruesome Halloween Graveyard Cupcakes

Graveyard Cupcakes

These Halloween graveyard cupcakes have always been a hit, and are again, very easy to make. As with my ‘Fangtastic Spider Cupcakes‘, the actual cupcake recipe is a basic vanilla one, and makes 12.

You will need:

  • 4 free range eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180º C.
  2. Grease and line a muffin/cupcake tin.
  3.  In a large mixing bowl using (hopefully, for the sake of your wrists) a hand held electric whisk,
  4. Combine the eggs, flour, sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour the mixture into the cupcake tin, and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden.
  6. Remove and cool.

For topping your graveyard cupcakes, you will need:

  • Icing sugar
  • Green food colouring
  • Bourbon biscuits
  • White, squeezy tube icing (you should be able to buy from large supermarkets)


  1. Mix 4 tablespoons icing sugar with 1 tablespoon water, plus a few (and only a few!) drops of the food colouring until you have a thick-ish consistency i.e. it won’t easily run off the top of your cupcakes.
  2. Spread the icing onto each cupcake evenly.
  3. Carefully separate one side of a Bourbon biscuit from its filling (this can be tricky, as they’re prone to breaking!), and cut in half with a sharp knife to make the gravestone.
  4. With your white, squeezy icing, write ‘RIP’ on your half of the ‘gravestone’ biscuit.
  5. Place the ‘gravestone’ firmly into the green icing, leaving plenty of space in front of it.
  6. Crush some of the leftovers of your Bourbon biscuit with the back of a spoon, and sprinkle them in front of your gravestone to create a ‘just buried’ effect.
  7. Repeat with as many cupcakes as you wish!

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