Graveyard Mini Loaf Cakes Recipe | Halloween Bakes 2023!

Hello lovelies,

If you’ve got social media, I’m sure you’ll have seen at some point these ‘mini loaf cakes’ circling the web.

They’ve become a huge trend and every baker and their pet guinea pig have had their go at making them. Therefore, it was only right I give them a go myself. I mean, there’s nothing worse than being left out, am I right or am I right?

So, here is my version of these mini loaf cakes, only I’ve added a spooky twist to mine and BOY, am I in love with the outcome.

I was actually inspired by an incredible baker I follow on instagram called ‘beautyanddasweetz’, formally known as Maria Gomez.

I’ve been a massive fan of Maria’s work for a while now and when I saw she had made and shared her version of these incredible ‘graveyard loaf cakes’, I instantly knew I had to make my own.

Maria’s Instagram:

Maria’s Version:

So, if these graveyards have caught your eye and your wanting to make your own version, you know the drill. Keep on scrolling below and you’ll find my recipe for these incredible loaf’s.

Category: Sweet Treat

Serves: 8-12 Mini Loafs

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes

Decorating Time: 20 Minutes

Overall Time: 1+ Hour

Ingredients You Need For The Chocolate Cake:

  • 200g Of Butter / Stork
  • 200g Of Caster Sugar
  • 4 Medium Eggs
  • 150g Of Self-Raising Flour
  • 50g Of Cocoa Powder

Ingredients You Need For Chocolate Buttercream:

  • 200g Of Unsalted Butter
  • 350g Of Icing Sugar
  • 50g Of Cocoa Powder

Graveyard Toppings:

How To Make The Chocolate Cake:

  • Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, arrange the 12 mini loaf tins between two baking trays and preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 5.
  • Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the 200g of butter with 200g of caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  • One at a time, beating well between each addition, add in the 4 medium eggs.
  • Next, beat in the 150g of self-raising flour and 50g of cocoa powder until just combined.
  • Divide the chocolate cake mixture between the 12 loaf tins (roughly 80-85g of mixture in each loaf tin).
  • Place the tins into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer placed into the centre comes out clean.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature.

How To Make The Chocolate Buttercream:

  • Once the cakes have cooled, it’s time to make the buttercream.
  • In a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat the 200g of unsalted butter until softened.
  • Next, in small batches, beat in the 350g of icing sugar and 50g of cocoa powder until a buttercream has formed.
  • Dollop 2-3tbsp of chocolate buttercream on the top of the cooled cakes and using a palette knife, spread the buttercream evenly across the top of the cakes.

How To Decorate The Graveyard:

  • Next, sprinkle the Oreo crumbs across the top of the buttercream on each cake.
  • Finally, push two-three gravestones into the buttercream of each cake and using a mixture of sprinkles, sprinkle them across the top of the cakes to create a graveyard effect.

That’s your Graveyard Mini Loaf Cakes prepared, baked and decorated, ready for you to enjoy!

Without tooting my own horn, can we just take a moment for how god damn good these loaf’s look. They are one of them bakes that are sure to impress, wether that be a child, teen or adult.

What I truly love about these graveyard loaf’s is that they are incredible quick and easy to make and decorate. These are the perfect bake for beginners and the outcome is guaranteed to look ultra spooky and cool.

I’m in LOVE with these and I think you will be too.

Let me know in the comments below if you make these loaf cakes yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Are you in love with the finished product? Did they impress?

Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,

Elle xo


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