Spider Cake

Spider Cake Recipe

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LoriAnn Poland


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 vote
6 to 8
20 Min
30 Min


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 large

How to Make Spider Cake


  • 1Preheat iron frying pan in a 375 degree oven.
  • 2Sift 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.
  • 3Bake 25 to 35 minutes until done, should be firm but not hard.

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About Spider Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes