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Spider cake

This delicious spider cake is ideal for Halloween parties

This delicious spider cake is ideal for Halloween parties

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Cooking Time

Cook: 2 Hours

Cooking Time

Serves: 12

Cooking Time

Price: 47p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 130g serving contains

Energy
2389kj
571kcal
28%
Fat
27.0g
High
39%
Saturates
16.0g
High
80%
Sugars
62.0g
High
69%
Salt
0.87g
Med
15%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
1838kj/439kcal

Ingredients

225g self-raising flour

2 level tsp baking powder

1 large orange, zest of

225g butter, softened

225g caster sugar

4 large free-range eggs

To make the icing

100g butter, softened

450g icing sugar

100g chocolate (70% cocoa solids), melted and cooled

3-4 tbsp orange juice

Few drops of Asda Black and Orange Food Colouring

Method

1
Grease two 20cm shallow round cake tins and line the bases. Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. Add the orange zest, butter, caster sugar and eggs, and beat together.
2
Divide between the tins and level the tops. Bake for about 25 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly pressed. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
3
Beat the butter for the icing with 200g icing sugar until light and creamy. Beat in the chocolate, then sandwich the cakes with the chocolate butter icing.
4
Sift the remaining sugar into a bowl and add enough juice to make an icing that will coat the cake. Put a little in a separate bowl, colour it black, put in a small freezer bag and snip off a corner.
5
Mix the orange colouring with the rest of the icing and pour over the cake, letting it drizzle down the sides. Pipe four rings of black icing on top and draw a skewer through the icing to get a web effect.