Bringing Cemetery Cake Back From The Grave

It’s time to dust off the old cookbooks, roll up your sleeves and get ready to make the classic Cemetery Cake. This particular recipe has made a huge comeback in recent years, with its signature blend of sweet, salty, and slightly crunchy flavors making it a favorite among home chefs. Even though it was created centuries ago, it still packs a mouthwatering punch that’s as heavenly as it is down-to-earth.

Cemetery Cake, also known as Cake of the Dead, is a traditional Mexican dish with a curious origin. According to Mexican legend, an orphan once found some cake in the cemetery and quickly realized that it had been left by dead family members as part of a tradition. Although there are several variations of the recipe, the traditional version is the most popular.


– 3 eggs
– 3 tablespoons sugar
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 2 tablespoons anise
– 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
– 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
– 2 tablespoons raisins
– 2 tablespoons oil of your choice
– 1 cup white flour


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. In a bowl, beat eggs until light and fluffy.

3. Add sugar, baking powder and anise.

4. In a separate bowl, combine powdered sugar, almonds and raisins.

5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, stirring everything together until mixed together well.

6. Grease a baking pan with oil.

7. Pour the cake mixture into the pan and spread it evenly.

8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

9. Let the cake cool and then sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.

The end result is a tender, crumbly cake that has notes of sweetness and just enough crunch. Whether served by itself or with a scoop of caramel ice cream, Cemetery Cake is sure to be a hit.

So the next time you come across a Cemetery Cake recipe, don’t be intimidated. Follow the steps above, pull out all the stops, and reclaim your stake in this ancient delicacy!