Halloween Spiderweb Cake

With Maraschino Cherries
This chocolate spider web cake features two layers or chocolate cake frosted in a homemade chocolate buttercream and decorated with spooky melted marshmallow spider webs!

  • Prep Time30 min
  • Cook Time40 min
  • Total Time1 hr 10 min
  • Serving Size4 People
  • Course
    • Appetizer
    • Breakfast


  • 8 inch cake pan
  • Hand Mixer
  • Mixing Bowls 


  • 2 cups All-Purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tbsp instant espresso powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups Granulated sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Pure vanilla extract 
  • 2/3 cup + 2 tbsp Whole milk
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar 
  • 12 regular sized Marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp Mario Foods Maraschino Cherries

Preparing the spices


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line one 8-inch round cake pans with parchment paper. Lightly grease and set aside, In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.


Prepare Batter
In a separate bowl, beat together oil sugar, eggs, and vanilla until well combined. Alternate adding dry flour mixture and milk. Add about 1/2 of flour mixture until almost incorporated. Follow with half of milk. Repeat adding the other halt of flour and remaining halt of milk.


Add batter to prepared cake pan and add sliced cherries. Cover cherries with a spatula and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Once cooled, run mini offset spatula around perimeter or cake to loosen from ban, if necessary.


Prepare Buttercream
Using an electric hand mixer, cream butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and milk. Mix until buttercream is smooth. Level cooled cake as needed. Cut cake in half evenly. Spread about 1/3 cup of chocolate buttercream over 1/2 of the cake. Place second cake layer on top & spread buttercream.


Layer Cake
Spread a thin layer of buttercream around the sides of the cake to seal in the crumbs (crumb coat). Place in the fridge and allow to chill for 20 minutes. Coat cake with another layer of buttercream. Keep in the fridge until ready to decorate with marshmallow webs.


Add Web
Place marshmallows in a microwave sate bowl. Microwave for one minute or until marshmallows have puffed up. Stir and until smooth. Allow to melted marshmallows to cool and thicken. about 3 minutes. Using your hands, stretch and pull into strands and gently drape over, top and around the sides of frosted cake.