Mix together sugar, butter, ginger, cinnamon, and salt. Add one egg and beat
until fluffy. Add molasses and milk. Combine flour and basking soda and add to
wet mixture. Bake in a round pan at 325 degrees F. for 35 minutes. When cooled
frost with orange icing.
Serving Size: varies
For this cake we made two nine inch rounds, and decorated some cupcakes into
1 (18 oz.) pkg. chocolate cake mix for the cake
1 (18 oz.) pkg. chocolate cake mix for the cup cakes.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
2/3 C. Cocoa
3 C. powdered sugar
1/3 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tube of decorator white frosting
black pipe cleaners for cup cakes
a few chocolate coated candies for cup cakes
Prepare one chocolate cake mix as directed but use two 9 inch pans for the cake.
When the cakes cool, frost with chocolate frosting. Decorate with the white
frosing by painting on a spiderweb shape.
You can decorate cupcakes into spiders by frosting them with chocolate
frosting, and cutting pipe cleaners into fourths, and adding four legs to each
side. Add the eyes by placing two candies between the two sets of legs.
Preheat oven to 350~. Cover 3 cookie sheets with foil. Cream butter and
sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Add milk if
batter is too stiff. Color all but 1/8 of dough orange and color rest green.
Roll 1" balls from the orange dough and flatten with your hand to make a
pumpkin shape. Place on cookie sheets . Roll stems out of the green dough and
attach to the top of the " punkin". Carefully cut out wide spaces for
the eyes, nose and mouth with a knife. Fill holes in with crushed lemon candy.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until done. DO NOT ALLOW TO BROWN.
Allow to cool for 10 minutes and carefully peel off foil. Note; Crush lemon
drops in food processor. If mixture becomes sticky, add a little powdered sugar
In the top of a double boiler melt white chocolate coating. Dip cookies into
coating covering completely. Set on waxed paper to cool. Spread melted chocolate
to areas which did not get covered. Add eyes using mini chocolate chips.