Spider Web Cake

  • Total Time

    55m
    • Prep Time

      25m
    • Bake Time

      30m
  • Serves

    10
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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This chocolate spider web cake is a perfect centrepiece for a Halloween party and truly yummy as well!

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C (gas mark 4) and grease and line 2 x 20cm round spring form baking tins with baking parchment.

  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy then add the eggs one by one beating well in between each one. Beat in the vanilla extract

  3. Carefully fold in the flour, cocoa powder and chocolate extract until just combined. Then spoon the mixture carefully between each tin and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes until the cakes are risen and golden brown and when a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  4. Once the cakes have cooled make the ganache. Place the broken up up dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl with the cream and golden syrup and melt gently over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir to cool and thicken.

  5. When the chocolate ganache has thickened, cover the top of one cake and place your second cake on top. Pour the rest of the ganache over the cakes, ensuring you cover the sides and smooth with a palette knife.

  6. Melt the white chocolate gently over a pan of water. Spoon this into an piping bag fitted with a no: 2 nozzle, then pipe a spiral onto the cake starting from the centre. Take a cocktail stick and drag lines outwards from the centre to form a spider web. Enjoy your Halloween themed spider web cake!

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  • Total

    1h 45m
  • Serves

    8
  • Skill

    Intermediate
  • Diet

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