How To Make A Halloween Coffin Cake + Blog Hop

how to make a coffin cake for Halloween

I’m FINALLY on the Halloween train you guys! I spent the weekend shopping online and planning out some fun styled shoots to share here on the blog soon, and today I’m kicking off the “season” with a Halloween Blog Hop with some talented friends. I’ve teamed up with 7 other creative gals to bring you Halloween inspiration from treats to crafts to home decor. See the full list at the bottom.

First I want you to check out this awesome “Bone Rattling” Coffin Cake I made. It’s super simple and uses store bought cake and icing. This would look great on your dessert buffet, or as the star dessert at your spooky dinner party. It’s a winner with both adults and kids alike!

Get the directions for making this cake, below…

Halloween coffin cakecutting the cake

Halloween Coffin Cake

  • 1 frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1 can of chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate graham cracker crumbs
  • White chocolate + skeleton candy mold {you may be able to find candy skeletons already made at places like Target or Walmart}
  • Piping gel or icing

You will need to make your white chocolate skeletons ahead of time so they have time to set up in the refrigerator. Simply melt your chocolate using a double boiler and use a spoon to place the chocolate inside the mold. Tap out air bubbles and shave off any excess chocolate from the mold using the flat side of a knife. Refrigerate until chocolate is hardened – about 30 minutes.

To make the coffin, cut off the top third of the pound cake for the lid. With the top still in place you can give your cake the shape of a coffin by cutting a thin diagonal slice off each side near the top, and then taper down to the bottom. See picture for the tapered effect.

Next, set the lid aside and begin frosting the cake as usual. Save some frosting and place in a piping bag to create a border around the perimeter of the coffin.

Place the coffin on a dish and surround it with the chocolate crumbs for ‘dirt.’ You can also place some inside the coffin where the skeleton will lay. You can now place your white chocolate candy skeleton in the coffin and write RIP on the lid using decorator gel or frosting.


coffin cake for Halloween

Isn’t this cake festive and adorable?! It’s all about presentation, however pound cake, chocolate frosting, and chocolate graham cracker crumbs are a delicious combo too.

how to make a halloween coffin cake

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scared batty Halloween cake + creative blogger Halloween hop


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  1. says

    This is just the right combo of creepy and delicious looking! So fun! Might save this for a future party when my guy is a bit older and will appreciate the creep-factor. :)

  2. says

    Love this. It’s fancy creepy, which is my kind of Halloween. I need to get on the Halloween train. Thanks for the inspiration. ๐Ÿ˜‰