New England Spider Cake



Where have you been all my life, New England Spider Cake?! Source: Light and crispy on the edges, soft and pudding-like in the middle.


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8 (realistically much less! ;))
15 Min
45 Min


  • 2 c
    milk (use whole milk for best flavor)
  • 1 Tbsp
    white vinegar
  • 1 c
    unbleached white flour
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    heavy cream (no substitutes!)
  • ·
    real maple syrup, for drizzling

How to Make New England Spider Cake


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º degrees. Combine the milk and vinegar in a bowl and set aside to sour-approximately 5-10 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Once the milk has soured and has thickened slightly, whisk the eggs into the milk.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients into the batter *just* until blended. Tip: I use a large wire whisk to stir the ingredients together.
  5. Melt butter in a 10- or 12-inch cast-iron skillet. Pour in the batter. Pour the heavy cream into center but DO NOT stir, then slide the skillet into the oven and bake until golden brown on top, about 45 minutes.
  6. To serve: slice into wedges and serve warm with a light drizzle of real maple syrup if desired.

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About New England Spider Cake

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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