Friday, October 28, 2016

Finicky Friday - Spiderweb Cake

Spiderweb Cake

Hey everyone, I thought it would be spooky good fun to post some recipes I had found online for Halloween. I’m going to *try* to do some of these beforehand, but I’m sure there’ll be times I won't. I'm going to call this Finicky Friday. :)

Nothing is going to come between us and chocolate cake. Not even spiders.

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1 box chocolate cake, plus ingredients called for

1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened

1 c. confectioners' sugar

7½ oz. jar marshmallow crème

1 tsp. vanilla extract

pinch of kosher salt

3/4 c. heavy cream

1 1/2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

1 tube store-bought vanilla icing


Butter and flour two 9” cake pans. Prepare cake batter according to package instructions.

Bake according to package instructions and let cool.

Once cool, place first cake on a platter.

Make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, combine butter, confectioners’ sugar, marshmallow crème, vanilla extract, and salt and beat until fluffy and combined.

Top with second cake.

Make ganache: In a small saucepan, heat heavy cream just until it bubbles. Place chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl and pour over heavy cream. Let stand 2 minutes, then whisk until chocolate is completely combined.

Pour ganache over cake. Frost a spiral of frosting on top of ganache and use a toothpick to draw cobwebs.