Deserted Graveyard Cake

 

Prepare this decadent, chocolate-frosted cake for a festive Halloween dessert.

What you will need

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

3/4 cup whole milk

1 cup (2 sticks) plus 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, toasted

Red, yellow and brown liquid food coloring

1 16-oz. can chocolate frosting

7 cookies (such as Milano)

1/2 12-oz. bag small pretzel sticks

1/4 cup candy corn

10 candy pumpkins

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