Spider Cake Balls Recipe – Perfect For Halloween Entertaining!

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Spider Cake Balls are perfect for Halloween parties and gatherings. Your family and guests won’t be afraid to devour these fun bite sized chocolatey treats!

Spider Cake Balls Recipe

I don’t think spiders are beautiful. I don’t think they’re cute. I just don’t like them. Now these spider cake balls, they’re another story. They’re really cute and fun. They’re perfect little treats for a Halloween party. Here’s how to make them.

Spider Cake Balls

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

 

Spider Cake Balls Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

Chocolate Cake Balls Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup  cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 2 cups soft unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Decorating Ingredients

  • Ghirardelli melting chocolate
  • candy eyes
  • black licorice strings

Spider Cake Balls Recipe

INSTRUCTIONS

Cake Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 9 X 5 pan with baking spray.

Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.

Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.

Mix all together until fully incorporated.

Beat for 3 minutes on medium.

Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water. The batter may be a little runny.

Pour into a prepared pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Frosting Instructions

In a mixing bowl with a paddle beat butter until smooth.

Add half & half and beat until fluffy and light.

Add vanilla and beat for 1 min.

Add powdered sugar and cocoa slowly and beat until well blended scraping the sides of the bowl so that it is all blended.

If frosting is not stiff enough add more powder sugar 1/4 C at a time.

Test to see if the frosting is ready, take a spoonful and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting hangs onto the spoon then it is ready if not then add more powder sugar.

Cake Ball Instructions

Once the cake is cool using your hands crumble the cake and put the pieces in a bowl.

Take a spoon full of the frosting and add it to the crumbled cake.

Use a spoon to combine.

Add more frosting until you can form a small round ball.

To form a ball take a small ice cream scoop of cake and frosting, using your hands to  form a ball.

Put the hand made cake balls into a refrigerator for an hour.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler to melt.  Continue to stir frequently to make sure that all of the chocolates have melted.

After removing the cake balls  from the refrigerator push a cake pop stick in the center of the cake ball.

Once the chocolate has hardened, dip the cake ball into the chocolate until fully coated.

Place the individual dipped chocolate balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet to dry.

Place two small candy eyes on the center of the cake ball.

Add three shorts pieces of black licorice to each side the cake ball.

Serve.

 

Spider Cake Balls Recipe

 

Spider Cake Balls

Spider Cake Balls Recipe

Instructions

Cake Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 X 5 pan with baking spray.
  3. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
  5. Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  7. Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  8. Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water. The batter may be a little runny.
  9. Pour into a prepared pan.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Frosting Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl with a paddle beat butter until smooth.
  2. Add half & half and beat until fluffy and light.
  3. Add vanilla and beat for 1 min.
  4. Add powdered sugar and cocoa slowly and beat until well blended scraping the sides of the bowl so that it is all blended.
  5. If frosting is not stiff enough add more powder sugar 1/4 C at a time.
  6. Test to see if the frosting is ready, take a spoonful and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting hangs onto the spoon then it is ready if not then add more powder sugar.

Cake Ball Instructions

  1. Once the cake is cool using your hands crumble the cake and put the pieces in a bowl.
  2. Take a spoon full of the frosting and add it to the crumbled cake.
  3. Use a spoon to combine.
  4. Add more frosting until you can form a small round ball.
  5. To form a ball take a small ice cream scoop of cake and frosting, using your hands to  form a ball.
  6. Put the hand made cake balls into a refrigerator for an hour.
  7. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler to melt.  Continue to stir frequently to make sure that all of the chocolates have melted.
  8. After removing the cake balls  from the refrigerator push a cake pop stick in the center of the cake ball.
  9. Once the chocolate has hardened, dip the cake ball into the chocolate until fully coated.
  10. Place the individual dipped chocolate balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet to dry.
  11. Place two small candy eyes on the center of the cake ball.
  12. Add three shorts pieces of black licorice to each side the cake ball.
  13. Serve.

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10 comments

Robin (Masshole Mommy) October 15, 2015 - 6:13 am

Those are super cute! My kids would love to come home from school to treats like this.

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Mizuki October 15, 2015 - 6:28 am

Thanks for sharing this recipe! We’ll be having a kids halloween party soon, and this is really easy to do! I haven’t really thought about doing spiders, so this will be added on the food list for sure! ^_^

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Jeanine October 15, 2015 - 6:36 pm

These look so delicious, and so spooky and cool. My kids would love these, they are huge fans of Halloween and love stuff like this!

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Liz Mays October 15, 2015 - 6:54 pm

Oh these are so much fun. I could totally make some of these for Halloween. The family would love them.

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Mykidsguide October 15, 2015 - 8:20 pm

Those are cute! I bet they are yummy, too. I want to try making this.

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Annemarie LeBlanc October 15, 2015 - 9:34 pm

These are so cute! I am not much of a baker, but I will let my sister in on this. She is the one who is luckier in making baked goodies.

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Julie @ Running in a Skirt October 16, 2015 - 9:13 am

This are so stinkin cute!!! I need them in my life. What a creative idea!

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Onica (MommyFactor) October 16, 2015 - 6:59 pm

These are the cutest spider snacks. I bet they’re as yummy as they are cute.

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Toughcookiemommy October 17, 2015 - 12:07 pm

These spider cake balls are adorable. I love how appropriate they are for all Halloween festivities.

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patricia Marsden October 18, 2015 - 9:02 am

Adorable. Bet they would be better with a truffle base.

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