Chocolate gooey Halloween cake recipe

This Halloween Cake is great for those with wheat intolerance because you don’t need flour – but it’s also so yummy, you’ll wonder why you ever put flour in cake. Try adding orange chocolate in place of some of the chocolate, with a dash of Tia Maria for a grown up version. This is so, so easy, yet very impressive. For extra decadence and to make this dish on holidays other than Halloween, try a sprinkle of edible gold dust!

Ingredients:

  • 250g good quality chocolate (half milk, half dark)
  • 5 eggs
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g unsalted butter
  • Pinch of salt

For the topping:

  • 150g white chocolate
  • Red food colouring
  • 150g dark chocolate

Method of Preparation:

  • This is one deliciously easy cake to make – with no flour!
  • Break up the 250g choc up into a glass bowl. Add the sugar, salt, and the butter. Leave to melt over a pan full of simmering water, or in the microwave.
  • Whisk the eggs together with a pinch of sugar, just for a few minutes until combined.
  • Slowly combine the two together.
  • Once combined, pour into a cake tin with a collapsible bottom – and make sure it is fully lined because this cake is extremely runny before its cooked!
  • Cook in an oven at 180C for 40 minutes. Don’t check on it. If it’s still runny after that time, cook for a bit longer. Once cooked, stick in the fridge and this will also harden it up.

For the topping:

Melt down the white chocolate, either in a microwave or over a pan of simmering water. Add the red food colouring until a blood red colour! Next, make a cobweb pattern on top of the cake, like this:

cobweb

cobweb

  • Now you can experiment using the dark chocolate to make shapes. If you have a spider mould – great! But if you don’t, try this. Melt the dark chocolate. Greaseproof paper a baking tray. Pour the melted chocolate into the tray and leave it until FULLY set. This will make your spiders legs.
  • Make a ganache with equal parts double cream to chocolate. Scald the cream by putting it and heating it in a saucepan until JUST under boiling point. Break up the chocolate in a bowl, and pour the scalded milk over the top. You could add butter or Baileys to this. Leave to set!
  • Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop a small ball of ganache and put onto your cake.
  • Using a craft knife, cut out leg shapes for your spider, and any features you want to give it. Add the legs and features.

Hey presto, a yummy chocolate cake with web and spider! Look below for an example, in white chocolate instead of red

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