Chocolate Spider Web Cake

Chocolate Spider Web Cake

"Chocolate buttermilk cake layers are frosted with chocolate buttercream and a contrasting white spider web design."
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Ingredients

servings 510 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 510 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 19.6 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 78.5g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 477 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thoroughly grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl; add eggs, shortening, buttermilk and vanilla. Beat on low speed of mixer 1 minute, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake about 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely. Frost with One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting. Immediately pipe or drizzle Spider Web in 4 or 5 circles on top of cake. Using a knife or wooden pick, Immediately draw 8 to 10 lines from center to edges of cake at regular intervals to form web. Garnish with a "spider", using a caramel, licorice and other candies. 12 servings.
  4. One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting: Beat butter. Add confectioners' sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. Makes about 2 cups frosting.
  5. Spider Web: Place 1/2 cup Hershey's Premier White Chips and 1/2 teaspoon shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) in small heavy seal-top plastic bag. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 45 Seconds. Squeeze gently. If necessary, microwave an additional 10 to 15 seconds; squeeze until chips are melted. Make small diagonal cut in one bottom corner of bag; squeeze mixture onto cake as directed.

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Most helpful positive review

This cake is a wonderful cake for Halloween parties. The chocolate buttermilk milk cake is very moist, dense and delicious. The spider web design was a great hit and everyone wanted the recipe.

Most helpful critical review

Texture is like a mix - too fluffy to be a good layer cake. Taste is okay. Not memorable. I didn't make the frosting. For an exceptionally good chocolate cake - & big - as in high - try Choc...

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This cake is a wonderful cake for Halloween parties. The chocolate buttermilk milk cake is very moist, dense and delicious. The spider web design was a great hit and everyone wanted the recipe.

Great Halloween-appropriate idea! Although the recipe never mentioned exactly how to create the web itself, it's not unlike other cake designs requiring a little "raking" through the icing with...

I was in a hurry, and just stole the spider web idea. Worked great with a betty crocker cake and frosting. Used white Dec-a-cake for the web! Came out great and was a sure hit! Will definitl...

I made this recipie for my family three times in 3 days and it never got old!

Texture is like a mix - too fluffy to be a good layer cake. Taste is okay. Not memorable. I didn't make the frosting. For an exceptionally good chocolate cake - & big - as in high - try Choc...

This is a GREAT tasting Halloween cake, however I found it fairly difficult to make. If I made this cake again, I would double the icing recipe since I ran out of icing before I was finished wi...

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