Halloween spider cakes

Prep: 40 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Halloween spider cakes
These Halloween cakes decorated with spiders are fun for the kids and will be a hit this October.

165g self-raising flour

40g Cadbury Bourneville cocoa

125g butter, softened

250g caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs, lightly beaten

160ml water

450g icing sugar, sifted

1 tbsp butter, softened

2-3 tbsp water

Green and orange food colouring

26 x The Natural Confectionary Co. Snakes,halved and cut into strips

12 Classic Oreo cookies

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4.

Line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases.

In a large bowl, sift together the flour and cocoa.

Add the butter, sugar, vanilla, eggs and water then mix to combine.

Spoon the mixture into the lined muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.  

Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

In 2 medium bowls pour the icing sugar equally between them and stir in the butter and enough water to make icing.

Add orange food colouring to one bowl and green to the other until the colour is to your liking and spread over the cakes.

Decorate with strips of snakes to resemble spider legs then top with an Oreo.

Cut eyes from the remaining snakes and position on top.

Store in an airtight container until required.

Makes 12

Preparation Time
40 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Chocolate, Eggs, Sugar

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking


Level of Difficulty

Love Irish Food

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