Spider Web Cake: the delicious chocolate dessert for Halloween

Total time: 75 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

Spider web cake is a delicious dessert recipe perfect to enjoy at Halloween. Super easy and fun to make, this chocolate cake has a marble pattern on the inside and is decorated with a white chocolate spider web on top.

It's super moist and fluffy on the inside, and covered with a smooth chocolate glaze on top. Make this spider web cake for your next Halloween party and serve it together with other spooky sweet treats. Both kids and adults will love it!


Measure flour correctly by using a scale.

It's best to use high-quality Dutch processed cocoa powder. It will give a moist texture to the cake.

You can also make a two-layer chocolate cake and then decorate it with a spider web on top.

You can decorate this cake as you want. Feel free to add edible spiders or critters.

Can you make Marshmallow Spider Webs for the Cake?

If you want to make your cake even more spectacular, decorate it with a spider web made of marshmallows that will cover the dessert. Use your favorite marshmallows, any size will work. It's best to use store-bought ones than homemade marshmallows since they are made with large doses of stabilizers and gelatin.
To make your spider webs, place the marshmallows in a microwave-safe container and let them puff up for 20 to 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and immediately start stirring the hot marshmallows until smooth. Let cool and thicken for a few minutes.
Now it is time to decorate! Dip a fork into the mixture, lifting it out until you get thick strands of marshmallow. At this point, spread these strands over the cake without worrying about being neat.

How to store Spider Web Cake

You can store the spider web cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

320 g (1 1/2 cups)
Vanilla essence
Seed oil
250 ml (1 1/4 cups)
250 ml (1 cup)
375 g (3 cups)
Baking powder
12 g (3/4 tbsp)
Cocoa powder
25 g (1/4 cup)
White chocolate

How to make Spider Web Cake

In a bowl add the eggs, sugar, and vanilla essence and mix with an electric mixer. Add the seed oil and milk and continue mixing. Mix with an electric mixer until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.

Sift the flour, add the baking powder, and mix at low speed, until the mixture is smooth.

Divide the dough into equal parts and add the cocoa powder to one of the bowls.

Grease a 20 cm pan and line it with parchment paper. Pour a spoon of cocoa mixture into the center, followed by another spoon of vanilla mixture. Proceed to alternate the two batters until they are finished, in order to obtain multiple concentric circles.

With the skewer stick pull the lines to create the zebra decoration.

Transfer to the oven and bake at 180°C/360°F for one hour.

Unmold the cake, transfer it to the cake rack and pour the chocolate ganache on top. Spread it evenly with the help of the spatula. Pour the white chocolate on top creating the circle shape.

Pull out the lines from the center to the end to create the spider web decoration.

Slice, serve and enjoy your spider web cake!

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