Love celebrating Halloween but feeling short on time or baking skills. No worries, I totally have your back. Learn how to make an easy spider cake in 10 minutes for your next Halloween treat. Perfect for children and adults alike! Everyone will want a slice. This post may contain affiliate links.
It's almost Halloween, and you still don't have a festive dessert to share with your family? Fear not!
I've got the best last minute ideas for all of your celebrations and party ideas.
EASY SPIDER CAKE FOR HALLOWEEN
This Halloween you can really impress everyone by making the easiest halloween cakes of all times. If you love serving festive treats to your family but you are crunched on time, this cake is definitely one to try.
Let me show you the very simple ingredients and items you will need and then we will go over the super simple steps to put it all together. You will have a spider cake to serve in just minutes.
SPIDER CAKE INGREDIENTS
This Halloween, it's finally time to show off! Nobody has to know how simple this was.
Grab a few straight-forward ingredients/items and get ready to make the most simple Halloween cake ever.
- STORE-BOUGHT CHOCOLATE CAKE - The easiest halloween cake idea is simple: grab any store-bought chocolate cake at your local grocer. My favorite for this is the Pepperidge Farm Frozen Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake. See below for more alternative chocolate cakes that are store-bought.
- LARGE CANDY EYES - This wouldn't be a creepy cute spider treat without some Jumbo Candy Eyes to bring it to life.
- BLACK STRAWS - These Black Flexible Straws were perfect to serve as creepy spider legs on this cake.
ADDITIONAL STORE-BOUGHT CHOCOLATE CAKES
Here are more options to choose from.
- Pepperidge Farm Frozen Fudge Stripe Cake
- Entenmann's Chocolate Fudge Iced Cake
- Entenmann's Golden Fudge Iced Cake
- Freshness Guaranteed 7" Chocolate Cake with Fudge Icing - Walmart
- Freshness Guaranteed Classic Yellow Cake with Fudge Icing - Walmart
- Freshness Guaranteed Double Layer Chocolate Cake - Walmart
- Member's Mark 10' Chocolate Dessert Cake - Sam's Club
HOW TO MAKE A SPIDER CAKE
Now that you have everything you need to make this spooky dessert, it's time to put it together.
If you are using a frozen chocolate cake like I did, you want to thaw it out properly according to package directions.
After the thawing process, if needed, I recommend putting this cake together right before you are going to serve it.
Once your cake is thawed and ready-to-eat, place it on your serving cake stand, tray or platter before getting started.
Now, it's time to get to decorating.
Start the chocolate cake transformation by adding the candy eyes to the very front of the cake.
If you use the Pepperidge Farms cake or any cake that is fully frosted, you will just need to press the candy eyes into the side of the cake and it they should stay put.
If your eyes need some help, you can add a dab of your own frosting or icing to help them stay put.
Lastly, it's time to press the "spider legs" into the cake. Take 8 black flexible straws and press 4 of them into the right and the left side of the cake being sure to line them up straight for a more professional put-together look.
Now that your spider cake has eyes and legs, it's time to serve immediately. Don't forget to take a photo of the cake first. 😉
EASIEST HALLOWEEN CAKE IDEAS
If you want to make the easiest possible halloween treat - look no further than these simple yet so creative ideas that will definitely win over your guests at any party or get together.
If you're looking for more easy Halloween cake ideas, try once of these!
Ready to serve the EASIEST Halloween dessert?
Print the recipe below for easy peasy instructions.
- 1 Pepperidge Farm Frozen Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake, Thawed
- 2 Jumbo Candy Eyes
- 8 Black Flexible Straws
- Once your cake is thawed and ready-to-eat, place it on your serving cake stand, tray or platter.
- Start the chocolate cake transformation by adding the candy eyes to the very front of the cake.
- Press the candy eyes into the side of the cake and it they should stay put.
- If your eyes need some help, you can add a dab of your own frosting or icing to help them stay put.
- Press the "spider legs" into the cake. Press 4 of them into the right and 4 on the left side of the cake being sure to line.
- Serve immediately.
Note: If the chocolate cake you use does not have frosting on the sides, you will need additional frosting to get the candy eyes to adhere.