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Spider Cake

Spider Cake

An easy chocolate cake can be turned into something special with just a little bit of creative icing. Look for plastic bugs and spider to decorate the cake at $2 shops or similar.


  • 100 grams butter, softened
  • 1¼ cups caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ½ cup cocoa, sifted
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup water or milk

To Decorate

  • ½ quantity Basic Icing recipe, chocolate
  • 4-5 small plastic spiders or bugs


  1. Beat the butter and sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and fold into the creamed mixture alternatively with the cocoa and water or milk.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a greased and paper lined 20cm cake tin.
  4. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 50 minutes to 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. Stand in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a cake rack to cool.
  5. When the cake is cool, trim the top so that the cake sits flat when inverted on a cake board. Ice and decorate so the cake looks like a spider or any other Halloween decoration you like.

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