12 slices
Prep Time
Cook Time
Difficulty Level
Download or Print

Get the Halloween party started with this sponge ‘web’ cake that comes with Oreo spiders crawling all over it!


  • 250 g butter, softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Few drops orange food colouring
  • 2 store-bought plain sponge cakes
  • 100 g white-choc melts, melted
  • 20 cm length licorice strap
  • 3 mini Oreo cookies, split
  • 1 regular Oreo cookie, split
  • 16 red mini M&M's

To make buttercream icing, use an electric mixer to beat butter until pale. Slowly add half icing sugar until combined. Beat in milk and remaining icing sugar until smooth. Mix in orange food colouring.


Trim tops of cakes to level. Dollop 1 tbsp buttercream onto one cake, spreading to cover. Top with other cake. Cover top and side of cake with buttercream, using a palette knife.


Put melted chocolate in snaplock bag. Cut small tip from corner and drizzle chocolate over top of cake to form a web. Allow to set.


Using melted white chocolate, draw 3 spider webs onto baking paper. Chill for 5 mins until set.


Cut licorice into spider legs and use melted chocolate to attach to icing side of Oreos. Add M&M’s for eyes and decorate cake as shown. To fix cookies, use melted chocolate and bamboo skewers.

TIP: Make this even faster by buying prepared buttercream icing and simply adding the orange food colouring.

Photo: Rob Shaw/bauersyndication.com.au

Download or print the recipe