Layered Spider Web Cake

Layered Spider Web Cake


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About this recipe: This is a great chocolate cake to make especially for Halloween.

Silvia Busse

Serves: 12 

  • 165g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 300ml evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 60g baking chocolate, melted
  • For the filling
  • 60g baking chocolate, melted
  • 275g butter
  • 275g caster sugar
  • 175ml evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease two 23cm sandwich tins.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, bicarb and 300g caster sugar together in a large mixing bowl. Add 100g butter and 300ml evaporated milk. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs and beat for 2 minutes longer. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared tins. Drizzle 60g of the melted chocolate in a spiral on top of each cake. Feather lines with a knife to form a web pattern.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cakes cool in tins for 10 minutes then remove from tins and let cakes cool completely.
  4. To make filling: Combine the 60g melted chocolate, 275g butter, 275g caster sugar, 175ml evaporated milk and the vanilla together and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. To assemble cake: Cut each cooled cake layer in half horizontally. Spread 1/4 of the filling between each layer making a 4 layer cake with a web design on top. Ice cake with the remaining filling.

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