Chocolate Brownie Cake
Author: Kelly - Simple Life Mom
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 25 mins
Total time: 35 mins
In a Mixing Bowl, Cream:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In Another Bowl, mix:
  • 2-2/3 cups flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • 2 t. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
Mix Wet and Dry Ingredients Together, Add:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  1. Grease and flour a large, oven safe glass bowl (or if you are not making a spider, a 9in x 12in glass dish).
  2. Pour batter into bowl and bake in a 350 degree F for 25-30 minutes, or oven until fork inserted into the middle comes out clean. My cake took 40 minutes to be fully baked, but this will vary depending on the deepness or shallowness of your bowl. When the top started to get dark I put a piece of foil on top so it wouldn't burn while the thicker part of the cake finished baking.
  3. After the cake is cool, run a baking spatula around the edges as deep down as you can get. Place your hand on the cake and turn the bowl upside down over where you want your cake. It should come right out.
  4. Cover in icing of choice
Spider Decorating Instructions:
  1. Pat the icing with a spatula or fork to make the spider look hairy.
  2. Gently push twizzlers into the cake as legs.
  3. Place peanut M&Ms on the head for eyes.
  4. Break apart snack sized kitkats for pinchers and stinger - my son added that one :-)
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