Baked Goods & Sweet Treats Recipes

Spider Cake

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you have a very spooky day! As you’ve now realised, I’m a big fan of Halloween so if you’re planning any Halloween parties over the weekend, I’m the girl to invite.

Since Sam’s terrible afraid of spiders, maybe I’ll get this cake all to myself! This cake would be a great addition to any themed parties you have planned!

Spider Cake

spider cake from the side
(Absolutely all credit goes to Bird On A Cake whose wonderful idea this originally was.)
(For Cake)
2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 small package of vanilla instant pudding mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup of warm water
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 cup of sour cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla
12 oreos roughly chopped

(For frosting)
1 quart of whipping cream
3/4 a cup of powdered sugar
12 oreos finely crushed

(For spiders)
Oreos neatly halved
vanilla frosting
chocolate frosting

Preheat your oven to 325 F (165 C). Line and grease your two 9” cake tins. Sift all the dry cake ingredients together. In a separate bowl, stir all the wet ingredients together. Then add the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing thoroughly until a smooth liquidy batter has been created. Then stir in the oreo bits. Divide the cake batter between the two tins and bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown and done on the inside.

Whilst your cakes are cooling, mix the powdered sugar and the whipping cream together. Then beat together with a mixer on a high speed for 4-5 minutes of until your cream is holding stiff peaks. Then fold in your crushed Oreo by hand and place your frosting in the refrigerator.

Once your cakes are completely cool, cut each cake in half so that you can make a cake of 4 layers. Stack your cakes with a layer of your frosting in between each one. The frost the top and the sides of the cake. (This frosting smooths very well!) Once your cake is frosted pop it back into fridge while you make your spider bodies.

With your oreo halves, first use vanilla frosting in a small pipping bag to make pairs of big white circles (the whites of the eyes) on each oreo. Then using the chocolate frosting in a small pipping bag, pipe the irises into every eye. Let the Oreos set for 10 minutes until the frosting will stay in place on top.

Place the spider bodies all over the cake at your discretion and then go back through and pipe legs onto the bodies with the chocolate frosting!
cake basefrostingsideview of cakespider bodiesmore spider cake top view of cake
Yum! A suitably creepy Halloween cake!

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