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Spiderweb Cake

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28 Min

At Halloween, or anytime you're looking for a frightful treat, serve up this cake with a spiderweb design on it and get ready for all the screams! First they'll say, "OOH!!" and then they'll say, "OOH IT'S SO GOOD!!"

What You'll Need:
  • 1 (18.5-ounce) box chocolate cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 (16-ounce) container white frosting
  • 4 drops red food color
  • 4 drops yellow food color
  • 2 black jelly beans
  • 1 tube black decorating gel or 1 string black licorice
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray. Pour cake batter into pans and bake 28 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  2. While still warm, invert one cake onto a serving platter. Top with mini marshmallows and place second cake layer right-side up over marshmallows. Let sit 5 minutes for marshmallows to melt then chill until firm.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together 1-1/4 cups white frosting with red and yellow food colors until frosting is orange. Frost top and sides of cake.
  4. Place remaining white frosting into a resealable plastic storage bag. Cut a very small tip off corner of bag and pipe a spiderweb design on top of cake (see photo).
  5. Place a black jelly bean on spiderweb and draw legs with black gel or form them with licorice to look like a spider (see photo). Repeat with remaining jelly bean and gel to form a second spider.

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