Step 1: Bake our chocolate cake with mocha frosting.
Step 2: Prepare the decorations. We think these black-sesame cookies make perfect-looking tombstones! Prepare the dough as per directions, then shape into tombstones and crosses (instead of rounds). Bake according to directions. Don’t worry if the stones aren’t perfect, we think the cracks give it an authentic look! I also baked off a few ‘rocks and pebbles’ on a separate baking sheet — they’re small, so take less time to cook (not shown).
Step 3: Sprinkle chocolate cookie crumbs on top of frosted cake. You can buy it in grocery stores in the baking aisle, or make your own by whirling chocolate wafers in a food processor.
Step 4: Insert your cookie ‘tombstones’ into the ‘dirt’. If you make smaller tombstones, you can fit in more.
Step 5: Stir some coconut flakes (can be sweetened or unsweetened) with some green food colouring until combined. Add more green colouring if you want your ‘grass’ more vibrant.
Step 6: Place some ‘grass’ around the tombstones and dirt. Here, I’ve added some of my cookie ‘rocks’ as well.
Step 7: For a pop of colour, I added some candy corn pumpkins. You can get creative here – add some marshmallow ghosts and gummy worms to up your scary factor!