Graveyard Dirt Cake

Earlier today I shared with you another family favorite recipe called Kansas City Dirt Cake.

Well, recently I saw in a magazine a different version of this cake that was jazzed up a bit for Halloween. I loved it so much and wanted to share it with you today. I’m calling it Graveyard Dirt Cake.

Not only is it an easy and yummy cake but it’s one of those desserts that looks like you spent hours on it and really didn’t. It just looks that good!!

Here is what it looks like:

Graveyard Dirt Cake! Perfect dessert for Halloween! { }

Fun and festive, right?!

It’s pretty much the same as the Dirt Cake from earlier today with the additions on top.

Here is the recipe in case you missed it:

Graveyard Dirt Cake
  • 1 package Oreos
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large container cool whip
  • ½ cup butter or margarine
  • 2 boxes white chocolate or vanilla pudding 3.3 oz. boxes
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • tombstone cookies
  • candy corn pumpkins
  1. Crush ⅔ package of oreos and place in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Set aside.
  2. Mix cream cheese and margarine (or butter) until smooth. Mix in powdered sugar and fold in whipped topping. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk and vanilla. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese micture.
  4. Pour over crumb mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with the reserve oreos.
  6. Sprinkle with the reserve crushes oreos. Add cookies and pumpkins to the top. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

These are the kinds of cookies I used for the tombstones:

They worked perfect!!

And who doesn’t love these mallow pumpkins?

Perfect Graveyard Dirt with tombstone and pumpkin!

CUTE Graveyard Dirt Cake recipe

This would be the perfect Halloween dessert that is festive and yummy!!

And here are some more yummy Halloween recipes…

Blackout Candied Apples!! Such a fun and spooky way to do make apples for all Halloween festivities!

Blackout Candy Apples

Scarecrow Treats! If you love peanuts and candy corn you will love this dessert!

Scarecrow Treats

Monster Eye Cookies - so easy and cute!!! #cookies #halloween

Monster Eye Sugar Cookies

And for more yummy recipes, be sure to check out my RECIPES PAGE.


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  1. 1

    These are so much fun to play with! When one of my nephews was in drum corp, they would have a party before the championship, and it fell right around Halloween every year, so I would make Halloween goodies, a version of this being one of them. I would ice the names of their rival teams onto the tombstones, etc. One year, I found a candy skeleton at the Dollar Tree, so I grabbed that and dug out a “grave” in the cake in front of one of the “stones,” piled some cake crumbs at the foot of the hole like a dirt pile and had the skeleton crawling out LOL.
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  2. 2

    Ya, this looks awesome!
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  3. 3

    Hey! I made this cake last weekend for our sleepover and blogged about it. You can follow the link below to see.
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  4. 4

    This looks fantastic! Not sure I’ll be able to find mallow pumpikns but I’m sure I’ll be able to find another candy alternative. Thanks for the great idea.
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