Halloween is around the corner! Okay…. not quite yet, but close enough for me to start thinking of fun new things to make for the season. The other day we were playing around with some cakes in a jar and we did this fun layered-like orange and black cake that looked kind of like a spider web when it baked. We imagined the black streaks are the webs and even placed a cool plastic spider on top (which was promptly whipped off by our guest!). Just think of how fun these would be for a Halloween party!
Spider Web Cake in a Jar
1 box white cake mix
Orange food paste
Black food paste
3 one-pint canning jars
1 can vanilla frosting
Orange & Black sprinkles
Plastic spiders for garnish
1. Mix the cake mix according to directions and divided into two bowls. Use the orange food paste to make one of the bowls of batter bright orange. Make the other deep black.
2. Spray the inside of each Layer the orange and black cake mix in the jars as you would like, dividing the batter evenly amongst all three jars. Each jar should be a little over half full. We used a plastic straw to swirl the black cake batter just a little bit on the sides of the jar
3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Place the jars in a baking dish filled with enough water so that it goes 1-inch up the side of the jars. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the top of the cake springs back when touched. Allow to cool completely.
4. Dollop each jar with buttercream and add sprinkles and a spider for garnish!