Introduction: Elegant Spider Web Cake
This is a nice and sweet Halloween cake.
Step 1: Ingredients
To make this cake in a form of 22 cm diameter we need:
- 4 Eggs
- 200g Sugar
- 200g Flour
- 30g Potato flour
- 1 Tea spoon of vanilla powder
- White fondant
- Black fondant
- Filling (I used Strawberry jam)
For a more solid cake which you want to cover with fondant is preferable to add for every egg, +50g flour +50g sugar. If you want a lighter and softer cake just add for every egg, +25g flour +30g sugar.
If you have a form with a different diameter you can use this table:
2 eggs: 16/18 cm diameter
3 eggs: 20 cm diameter
4 eggs: 22 cm diameter
5 eggs: 24 cm diameter
6 eggs: 26 cm diameter
and so on..
Step 2: Eggs and Sugar
In a big bowl put the eggs and the sugar and whip them with an hand mixer. This is the most important phase because the eggs have to quadruplicate their volume and get really foamy otherwise the cake doesn't get high and soft.
Step 3: Flours
Put the flour, potato flour and vanilla powder together and mix them.
Add them, little by little, to the egg mixture using a strainer to make it thinner and mix gently from bottom to top.
Step 4: Cooking
Put the mixture in a form and cook in the oven at 180 degrees for about 40/50 minutes. DO NOT OPEN BEFORE 35 MINUTES otherwise the cake will flatten quickly!
Step 5: Filling
After the cake is cooked cut it open (you can do more layers if your cake is higher) and fill it with what you like. Remember to also moisten your cake. For that you can use for example syrup or liquor. Then you can close the cake.
Step 6: White Fondant
I used chocolate fondant. At the start is very hard but if you start to model it with your hands will get softer. Use a rolling pin and roll it until is big enough to cover the cake so you can just put it on top and cut away the extra parts.
Step 7: Making the Web
Use now the black fondant and roll small strings then put it in the center of the cake vertical, horizontal and diagonal.
Step 8: Web Continues..
Continue to make the strings but this time put them connected to the previous ones and curve them a bit from the inside.
Step 9: Enjoy!
The cake is ready and now you can enjoy it!
You can accompany with some whipped cream and hot cup of coffee.
This cake makes a great dessert for the Halloween parties.