Halloween Spider Web Cake
Spider web cake is the perfect Halloween treat! Homemade chocolate cake covered in a rich chocolate ganache with marshmallow fluff cobwebs that are so simple to make! Fun & festive, slightly creepy cake that everyone loves.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 7 oz marshmallow fluff
How to Make A Chocolate Bundt Cake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour your bundt pan.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt the butter. Whisk in the oil, cocoa powder and water and bring mixture up to a boil while whisking constantly.
Pour chocolate butter mixture into flour mix and stir to combine.
Next stir in the milk, eggs and vanilla. Whisk thoroughly.
Pour mixture into prepared bundt pan and bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool cake in the pan for 5 minutes, then flip onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Place cream in a large microwave safe bowl and heat for 2 minutes until the cream is very hot. (Alternately, you can heat it on the stove until it just comes to a simmer.)
Gently pour the semisweet chips into the cream. Place a plate on top to cover and let sit for 5 minutes.
Whisk the mixture until all the chocolate incorporated, chips are all melted and the mixture is shiny. Set aside to cool slightly.
Making the Spider Webs
Transfer the marshmallow fluff to a glass bowl and microwave in 10 second intervals until the marshmallow fluff has puffed up some. Stir it until it deflates and is a little melty.
Transfer the fluff to a ziploc bag and cut a tiny tip off one corner.
When the chocolate ganache has cooled a little, spoon it all over the top of the bundt letting it drip down the sides slightly.
Next, take the bag of fluff and pipe it on top of the cake in 4 or 5 complete circles. I like to start with one circle just inside the ring of the cake, then the next spaced 1/4" out, etc.
Using a toothpick, start from the inside of the cake and drag it up and over the ridge of the cake, downwards, to create a spider web effect. Repeat the process, spacing the webs about 2" from each other. Top with creepy cute plastic spiders.