“Ghoulishly good. I found this recipe in First magazine. I have not tried this recipe, but I'm posting it for safe keeping.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 18 14 ounces devil's food cake mix
  • 23 cup apricot preserves
  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting, melted
  • 2 drops black food coloring
  • 16 chocolate kiss candies
  • 32 chocolate kiss candies (mini yellow candy coated chocolates)
  • 32 jumbo yellow nonpareil candy sprinkles
  • 32 m&m candies (mini brown candy coated chocolates)
  • 126 ounces tic tac candies (small white mints)


  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour batter into greased and lined 13"x9" pan. Bake 30 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean; let cool 15 minutes. Invert onto cooling rack; let cool completely. Trim cake to level. Halve cake horizontally.
  2. Coat 1 cake layer with preserves; top with remaining layer. Using 3" oval cookie cutter, cut out 16 cakes; place on rack set in baking sheet.
  3. Reserve 1 tablespoon frosting. Stir food coloring into remaining frosting to make grayish swirls; pour over cakes. Chill 10 minutes. Using reserved frosting, attach remaining ingredients to form features. Place zombies on chocolate leaves, if desired.

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