Chocolate spiders baked in a jar

Stormy Stewart


I found this recipe on the I am Baker site. I fell in love with it. It didn't give you mush as far as directions on how to do it so I filled in the spaces

You bake this cake in wide mouth 1/2 pint mason jar or jelly jar. Then top it with a chocolate spider web. This makes a wonderfully scary party treat.

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12 or more


30 Min


20 Min


1 box
devils food chocolate cake mix
1 box
punpkin or orange cake mix
12 oz
chocolate chips or chocolate mint chips
2 Tbsp
the eggs and oil needed to make the cake mixes

Directions Step-By-Step

For every box of cake mix in pumpkin or orange You will need about 1/4 of the chocolate cake mix.

Spray the inside of a new wide mouth 1/2 pint jars. do as many as guests. Inside make a spider or write something scary. Do this in the lower 1/2 of jar.
The spider: I divided my dry Chocolate cake mix into 4 and using only 1/4 of the mix, added only enough water to make it a thick paste. Then putting it in a icing bag, or a plastic baggy with a cut end, pipe a spider on the lower 1/2 of the inside of the jar after you have spayed the inside lightly with oil. Make sure the paste is thick so the spider would stay in place.
Make pumpkin, orange or even white cake mix as directed.
Pour carefully just enough cake batter to go 1/2 way up jar.
Put jars on a cookie sheet. Put that into a preheated 350 Degree oven for 18-22 minutes watching to see they are done but not over done.
In the mean time make webs from the chocolate chips and butter, melted together. I like the microwave for that. do it is 30 second cycles. Look above for the picture to do that. Place then in the fridge after making.
Cool cakes completely. then top with webs before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #halloween, #samhain