Halloween is in the air! I love making treats for any holiday, especially kid oriented treats. Who wouldn’t want a spiderweb on their cake? Well, in any normal circumstance, me, but we’re talking about Halloween here so I will let it slide…
I have two boys, ages 5 and 7. They torment me with anything and everything SPIDER related. I can’t stand it! They love fake spiders, bugs and snakes. Anything creepy crawly (they love the real ones too). They will put fake spiders under my covers, so when I go to pull the covers back to go to bed I will see it. I ALWAYS scream! My heart pounds, my palms get sweaty and after that I’m too wound up to go to bed. They will put the fake spiders on the floor behind me and walk away. They then call my name so I turn around, I scream every time. My husbands doesn’t understand why I have to scream each time, I don’t either!! My body just does it!!!!!!!! Ahhhhh!!! However, when it comes to real spiders in the house, my boys always come to my rescue, they get that tissue or shoe and do what needs to be done. So in honor of their love for spiders I am making this dessert for them to celebrate HALLOWEEN.
What You Need
This dessert is sooooooo easy to make! Any busy parent can tackle this treat, and your kids will surely appreciate it.
- Devil’s Food Cake Mix (Betty Crocker for Soy Free!)
- 3 Eggs
- Oil (I use Canola – it’s soy free)
- Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Chocolate Frosting
- 10 Marshmallows
- Wilton Piping Bag
- Wilton Tip 1M
- Spider Rings and or a bigger plastic spider for the cake
- Cupcake Pan and papers
- Round Cake Pan – 8″ or 9″ round
- In your stand mixer (Mine happens to be Kitchenaid – the best!) Make the cake per the directions on the box
- Split the batter between the cake pan and the cupcake tin
- Let the cake cool completely before frosting! You don’t want the frosting to melt!!
- Frost the cake with the chocolate frosting using a spatula
- Frost the cupcakes with the chocolate frosting using a piping bag and tip #1M
- Put the 10 marshmallows in a bowl and microwave for 15 seconds
- Using your hands, grab the marshmallow mixture and pull on it so it gets stringy. Lay over the cake. (make sure the frosting is somewhat dry. The marshmallow is so sticky it may pull up some of the frosting when you are laying it down) There is your spiderweb!!
I hope you have fun making this Spooky Spiderweb Cake! Be sure to check out my Halloween Cookie Cake!!