Creepy, Crawly, Delicious Spider Cake Pops

Posted on Sep 25 2014 - 12:08am by Ronnie

Creepy, Crawly, Delicious Spider Cake Pops. Enjoy biting into these delicious spider treats this Halloween! @homelifeabroad.com #halloween #cakepop #delicious #sweets

The best thing about Halloween is the delicious sweets that come with it! This is one of my personal favorites – the creepy, crawly, delicious spider cake pops. They are sure to be a hit in any Halloween party or among your kids and family. Cake pops are easy to make – don’t be afraid to give them a go and see how the cake pop obsession will take over your life, too.

Enjoy biting into these delicious spider treats this Halloween – we sure did!

What you need:

For the chocolate pops (yields 20)

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 large eggs
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup prepared chocolate frosting
  • ½lb black candy melts or melted chocolate

 * All of these ingredients are available at Tesco. com. Make sure you use vouchers when shopping to get up to 20% off any ingredients you buy.

For the spiders:

Creepy, Crawly, Delicious Spider Cake Pops. Enjoy biting into these delicious spider treats this Halloween! @homelifeabroad.com #halloween #cakepop #delicious #sweets

Instructions for the chocolate cake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C).
  2. Coat a baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, add the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Add eggs, milk and oil, and continue beating at medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  5. Using a spatula, fold in boiling water and pour batter into your pan.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until baked through.
  7. Remove from the oven, let cool for several hours.

Instructions for the chocolate cake balls:

  1. Cut the cake into big pieces.
  2. Over a bowl, rub them together until the entire cake is broken into small crumbs.
  3. Add your frosting in and mix until the cake is moist and can hold shapes.
  4. Roll the mixture into balls and transfer them to a wax paper covered baking sheet.
  5. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes – no longer! Then place into the refrigerator and let them stay chilled there for about an hour to an hour and a half.

Instructions for the spider (Making the spiders is the fun part!)

  1. Melt some black candy melts or some chocolate.
  2. Grab a cake pop stick, dip one side of it in the melted chocolate, and insert into a cake pop.
  3. Carefully dip each cake pop in the melted chocolate to cover it completely. Make sure the chocolate touches the stick. When it dries, it will be more stable.
  4. Gently tap off the excess melted chocolate.
  5. Stick the candy eyes on the melted chocolate (make sure the chocolate is not too runny. If it is wait for it to harden a tiny bit). Then, cover the cake pop with the black sparkling sugar or sprinkles.
  6. Place the candy pop on Styrofoam so it dries.
  7. Once the cake pops are completely dry, use a tooth pick to poke 4 holes on either side of the cake pop.
  8. Cut your licorice laces down to the desired size and insert them into the cake pop so they look like spider legs. Before doing so, I like to bend them a little so they have a nice shape.

You can see part of the cake-pop making process in this video from Bakerella– the queen of cake pops!

 

Are you a cake pop lover? Will you be eating delicious, creepy cake pops this Halloween? Let us know below!

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  • Trisha Grimes

    These are too cute and they look like a lot of fun t make! They would be perfect for the Halloween party we plan on attending. Thanks for sharing the recipe and instructions!

  • Tonya Blackstone-Coleman

    These are so fabulous for Halloween! I’m pinning this to make with the kids! Thanks!

  • Robin Rue

    Those are so cute!! I want to make those for my boys

  • You did a great job, I have not had much luck with cake pops my self.

  • Karen Rodwill Solomon

    These are adorable! I am too lazy (and unskilled) to make something like this! I wish I was more adept in the kitchen!

  • Those spider pops are great! I’ve gotten to the point that I love cute Halloween treats and decorations more than I do the creepy stuff.

  • Shauna Torres

    Ha, ha, ha… I love those. We are planning a Halloween party this year and we would love to make these…

  • Wendy Del Monte

    Love these! I would love to make these with the kids!

  • Oh my goodness, how adorable are those? They make me wan to have a Halloween party!

  • Kathleen

    These are just too cute. They are going on our Halloween party treat list for sure.

  • Danielle

    These are so cute! We are definitely going to try making these spider pops this year.

  • Lois Alter Mark

    We love cake pops, and those are absolutely adorable!

  • A Woman The World Deserves

    I tried cake pops before and they came out terrible. Too little icing, too much, i don’t know? I think I will give it another go using your recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  • blm03

    I totally love this idea!

  • Lisa

    I suffer with arachnophobia, this may not be a good idea for me.

  • Janeane Davis

    I did not realize how easy it is to make cake pops. I am now inspired to try to make my own.

  • These spider cake pops are perfect for Halloween, the kids would love them.

  • Those are certainly creepy but my kids would surely enjoy eating them. Perfect Halloween treats!

  • Thanks Ronnie, it’s the funniest Halloween recipe I’ve seen so far!

  • Kathy Peters

    These are really cute! Where did you get the inspiration for these?