Everyone’s favorite time of year is almost here: Halloween! It’s a wonderful time to share your creative flair, dressing up and bake. Halloween parties and trick-or-treating are oodles of spooky fun, especially for families.
This recipe is from my new vegan cookbook Bake Vegan Stuff: Easy Recipes for Kids (and Adults Too!). It’s a great one to make with the kids because it’s a no-bake recipe that’s super fun and the right kind of messy.
Follow these simple steps to create your very own Spooky Spider Crackle Cake that the whole family can enjoy (or just yourself). I have included photos, so it’s clear what each step entails. Let’s get scary!
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Make sure you are VERY careful as it’s going to be hot. I highly recommend wearing food-safe rubber gloves and test the temperature of the marshmallow BEFORE you pick up a large amount of it. Press the marshmallow between your hands and then pull it apart to create web strings. Wrap these strings around your cake to create a spider web. You need to do this quickly before the marshmallow sets. Repeat the process until you have covered your cake in spider webs. It may take a little practice. It’s going to be very messy (sorry, parents!). Once you’re happy with your webs, add your toy spiders.
And there you have it! A Spooky Spider Crackle Cake.
To serve, use a sharp knife cut down the centre, and the cake should crack into pieces. This cake will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks, making it an ideal recipe to prepare in advance.