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

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!