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Halloween Spiderweb Cake

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Moist Duncan Hines Orange cake with mini chocolate chip morsels baked right in and surrounded by buttercream icing.

  • Hands-On Time: 40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
  • Servings:
  • Rating:

Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Orange Cake Mix
  • 3 lg Eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines Chocolate Creamy Frosting
  • ( halloween cupcake liners)
  • ( halloween spiders)
  • Buttercream Icing:
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 4 cups Confectioner's Sugar

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour 1- 9inch round cake pan and line muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  3. Make cake according to package directions, gently fold in mini chocolate chips and cool completely on wire rack before decorating.
  4. Make buttercream icing: cream shortening and butter until fluffy. Alternate the confectioner's sugar with milk and vanilla and beat until nice and creamy. (Cover with clean tea towel, to prevent icing from drying out).
  5. Place round cake in center of desired serving platter and icing it with buttercream. Pipe a trim around bottom of cake to give it a more finished look.
  6. Icing the cupcakes and set equal distance apart around cake.
  7. Next, using a writting tip, pipe circles with chocolate frosting around cake equally spacing them until you come to the center of cake. (and then repeat with cupcakes)
  8. Starting in centre of cake (and cupcakes), lightly drag a toothpick through the cake to make "web shape". See picture.
  9. Once the webs are made, place a spider in center of each cupcake and 1 large spider in center of cake.
  10. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Carrot Cheesecake

Carrot Cheesecake

I made this cake for my girlfriend's birthday and everyone loved it! But be sure to bake it in a 10 inch or larger springform pan. My first attempt was in a 9 inch and the middle was not set and a bit too high. I also used the can cream cheese frosting but made it special by adding just a teaspoon of pineapple juice and created a doily effect by forcing it through a small zip lock bag. I squiggled the frosting all over and then sprinkled cinnamon sugar on top. Beautiful and delicious!


Less Batter Problem

Less Batter Problem

I live in Alaska and everytime I baked a box cake mix in an electric oven, the cake would come out dry. After I did much searching on the internet, I found out that sugar can help hold moisture in the cake. So...for Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake mix, I always add at least 1/4 cup of white granulated sugar to the mix and they have come out perfect everytime. I wonder if the differences between the old box weight 18 oz and the new box weight is a reduction of sugar?





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