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cobweb cake, Halloween baking

Cobweb Cake – Creepy Halloween Baking

A really simple chocolate cobweb cake for Halloween.
Course Baked Goods, Cake
Cuisine English
Keyword Cobweb Cake, Halloween Baking
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 476kcal


  • 2x 20cm sandwich tins
  • 1 plastic spider
  • cocktail stick or skewer


For the Cake

  • 2 20cm sandwich tins greased and base lined
  • 180 g/1½ cups plain flour
  • 2 level tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 150 g/¾ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 150 ml/? cup sunflower oil
  • 150 ml/? cup ¼ pint milk

For the Icing

  • 225 g/1? cups plain chocolate
  • 100 g/½ cup (4obutter
  • 50 g/? cup white chocolate
  • 1 plastic spider


  • Heat the oven to 160°C (325°F, Gas Mark 3)
  • Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl
  • Beat the eggs, oil, syrup and milk together in a smaller bowl/jug
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the egg mixture
  • Beat well and pour into tins
  • Bake for 30 – 35 mins until the cake springs back when pressed with a fingertip
  • Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Melt the dark chocolate in a small bowl over a pan of hot water
  • Add the butter in pieces and mix well
  • Allow to cool slightly
  • Spread half the icing on to one of the cakes and sandwich the other on top of it
  • Cover the cake with the rest of the icing (you will need to do two coats, pop the cake in the fridge to set the first coat before adding another, keep the chocolate warm over the pan while you do this)
  • Break the white chocolate pieces into a clean bowl and melt over a pan of hot water, stirring gently
  • Leave to cool for a few minutes and spoon into a piping bag/ small plastic bag with a tiny corner snipped off or one of these child friendly piping nozzles
  • Gently squeeze a spiral design on to your cake
  • Using a wooden skewer or cocktail stick drag lines out from the centre to the edge
  • Finally, pop your spider into her rightful home!


Nutritional information is only an approximate guideline, created using an online calculator. Calculations will vary according to the ingredients you use and your cooking methods.


Calories: 476kcal