Spider Web Cake

Ingredients: 

 

For the cake:

  • 250 g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g melted butter
  • 175 g flour
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • 4 tbsp. cocoa
  • ¾ dl milk
  • ¾ orange juice

For the icing:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsps. Lemon juice
  • 330 g powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa

Directions:

 

For the cake:

1.Preheat your oven to 175 degrees

2. Start by melting the butter and put away for cooling

3.Whisk egg and sugar until fluffy and white

4. Combine flour, baking powder and cocoa in a separate bowl

5. Add the dry ingredients and melted butter slowly into the bowl with the egg mixture, alternating between the two

6. Add the milk and orange juice to the chocolate mixture

7. Pour the batter into a greased round cake pan and bake in oven for about 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove the cake from the pan after about 15 minutes and allow cooling completely.

 

For the icing:

1. In a large glass bowl whisk the eggs whites and lemon juice until almost stiff.

2. Add the powdered sugar at a low speed for about 4-5 minutes and then gradually increase the speed to medium until the icing is white and shiny.

3. When the white icing is ready take 3 tbsp aside in a piping bag, before adding the cocoa powder to the rest of the icing.

 

For the Spider Web Design:

1. Cover the cooled cake with chocolate icing

2. Take the white icing and start piping from the center of the cake and draw a spiral on the cake until reaching the edge of the cake.

3. Use a toothpick to draw lines from the center down to the edge of the cake.

PS: I placed a few plastic spiders for decoration only but please remember to remove them before eating the cake.

Enjoy!

Images Spider Cake - no jam