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spider cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
LoriAnn Poland
Martinsville, VA

This recipe originally used a cast iron frying pan ... I still do. This is a fun cake to make with kids. But definitely need adult supervision.

(1 rating)
yield 6 to 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For spider cake

  • 2/3 c
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c
    cane sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    buttermilk or sweet milk with a capful of cider vinegar
  • 1 c
    sweet milk
  • 1 lg

How To Make spider cake

  • 1
    Preheat iron frying pan in a 375 degree oven.
  • 2
    Sift together cornmeal, flour, sugar, and salt. To buttermilk (or sweet milk soured with 2 tbsp vinegar) add baking soda and stir. Beat egg. Combine sour milk, egg and dry ingredients and mix well. Place 2 tbsp butter in hot frying pan and return to oven until butter is bubbling. Pour cornmeal batter into frying pan; wait 1 or 2 minutes, until sides start to cook. Pour 1 cup sweet milk around top of spider.
  • 3
    Bake 25 to 35 minutes until done, should be firm but not hard.

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