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Spooky Spider Toffee Cakes – Happy Halloween!

  • BAKE: 22
  • SERVES: 12


Toffee Cake Mix 5 x 500g
  • Toffee Cake Mix 5 x 500g
  • Wrights Toffee Cake Mix 500g
  • Water 200ml
  • Vegetable Oil 60ml
  • Icing sugar (Sifted) 150g
  • Cream Cheese 75g
  • Unsalted Butter 50g
  • Orange Food Colouring Few Drops
  • Liquorice Catherine Wheels 6 unravelled and cut into 2” lengths
  • Chocolate Spread 12 tsp
  • Black Liquorice Allsorts – the ones with the white centre
  • Black Writing Icing 1 tube
  • Orange & Lemon Flavoured Slices 12



Method (Makes 12 muffins).

1. Place the toffee mix, water and oil into a bowl and mix to form a smooth batter, beating for 1-2 minutes.

2. Line a standard 12 hole muffin tray tin with muffins cases.

3. Divide the mixture between 12 muffin cases.

4. Bake in a preheated oven 180°C (360°F) gas mark 5 for 20-22 minutes until golden in colour and firm to the touch.

5. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

6. Sift the icing sugar into a bowl and add the butter, cream cheese and vanilla extract.

7. Beat until smooth and creamy for about 4-5 minutes with an electric whisk or machine, adding a few drops of the orange food colouring to achieve a orange colour. Do not over beat or the mixture may become runny.

8. Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese icing on top of each cake and allow to set.

9. Make 8 small cuts into each cake (for legs) and stick in the liquorice pieces in place firmly.

10. Spoon the chocolate spread on top and spread into a round covering the top of the legs.

11. Cut each piece of liquorice allsorts in two for the eyes, dotting with the black icing and place on top of the cake.

12. Cut the top half of the lemon and orange fruit slice and place on top to make the mouth.

“I don't usually use cake mixes but was tempted to try yours. I have to tell you how utterly fantastic we found them. My kids love them, I've stocked up with a few in the cupboard but I'll certainly be buying from you in the future. ”

G. Williams

Deb's Tips

Great to have by the door for Halloween trick or treaters who come knocking – they will not expect a creepy spider cake put in their hand! Deb the Bread

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