Enter an ingredient:
 Advanced search
 Top recipes
 In my fridge
 Diet recipes
 Easy recipes
wewomen Newsletter
Top 5 rated articles
Festival essentials: What to take to a festival
Sexy men: David Beckham has still got it
Vintage fashion: the 10 best vintage shops in London
Stress-free summer holidays
Watch the Royal Wedding online
Frightful delights for Halloween
Article in images

Spider-shaped cakes


Makes 12 small cakes (3cm diameter cake tins)

125g flour
110g sugar
1 egg
100ml milk
50ml oil (peanut or sunflower oil)
8g vanilla-flavored sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg white
250g icing sugar
A few drops of lemon juice
6 soft liquorice rolls
12 red and 12 black jelly beans

Mix the flour, sugar, vanilla-flavored sugar and baking powder in a bowl.
Mix together the egg, milk and oil, add to the dry ingredients and mix until you get a smooth paste. Grease the cake tins, dust them with flour, then pour in the mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes at 175°C (Gas Mark 6) then leave to cool.

Mix the egg white, icing sugar and lemon juice together.
Cover the cakes with the icing and stick 2 black or red sweets on to create the eyes before the icing dries. Unroll the liquorice rolls, cut into small chunks and stick in the cakes to make the legs.

These cakes will keep well for 24 hours, so you can make them in advance.

Make colorful spiders by adding a few drops of food coloring to the icing or by replacing the icing with melted dark chocolate.


Rank this page: 

another free recipe every day

More recipes :

    Don't miss...
    We love a man in uniform: Celebrities take on the armed forcesTone your whole body with Jade!
    Get a total body workout playing Twister with Tamaya!What can you do with a chair to tone your bum?
    Latest… 23/04/2013
    Calories in fruits
    Growing tomatoes
    American pancake recipe | how to make American pancakes
    See all guides
    Phil Vickery’s ultimate Christmas Fudge recipe
    See all videos