These Easy Spider Cakes are made in just 10 minutes using Hostess Ding Dongs, chocolate-covered Pocky sticks, and store-bought icing! An easy-to-make Halloween treat that kids will love!
For another super simple Halloween treat check out my Easy Halloween Chocolate Covered Oreos! A sweet snack that’s dressed up with festive sprinkles and candy eyeballs!
These fun Spider Cakes make it easy to get into the holiday spirit for October 31st! All it takes is a quick run to the store for 4 simple ingredients and 10 minutes of your time to complete this spider cake recipe!
Then poke the Pocky Stick legs into each cake, dab on some icing, and pop the candy eyes on! In no time you’ll have 10 edible spiders that are ready to scare the snack table!
Eating A Spider Cake!
Taste: Prepare your sweet tooth! Each spider is made of Hostess Ding Dongs that have a fluffy vanilla frosting on the inside! They’re then dressed up with candy eyeballs and chocolate cream covered biscuit sticks to look like a spider!
Texture: The Ding Dongs have a crisp chocolate shell that hides the moist, tender chocolate cake layers and fluffy frosting! All of that soft texture is then complimented with crunchy candy eyeballs and Pocky sticks!
Fun Variations To These Spider Cupcakes
- Cookie Icing – I found the store-bought cookie icing worked great for keeping the candy eyeballs in place. However, you could also use a homemade frosting recipe or melted chocolate as well!
- Spider Legs – Feel free to use whatever you’d like for the spider legs! Pretzel sticks or black licorice would both be fun options as well!
- Eyeballs – For a spookier-looking spider, you could use red M&M’s for the eyeballs! You can even add as many eyeballs as you’d like!
- Add Fangs – Use cookie icing to add fangs to the front of the cupcakes!
- Make Them Furry – Place the cakes onto a wire rack and spread melted chocolate onto the backs of the cakes. Afterward, sprinkle on chocolate sprinkles to give them a furry look!
- Gift These Spiders Away – Even if you aren’t hosting or attending a Halloween party these would be great gifted away! Simply slide one into a Ziploc bag and staple my Bugs & Kisses Halloween Printable onto them! Perfect for gifting to your kid’s classroom, neighbors, or on Halloween night!
You’ll need to break the Pockey sticks in half so they are the right size for the spider legs. I recommend using just the fully dipped ends for the best presentation.
I love how these Spider Cakes are a no-bake recipe yet bring lots of Halloween excitement! If you’re planning a low-key holiday these are great for the kids to enjoy while coloring these Free Printable Halloween Pictures.
If you’re someone that really gets into Halloween then you may be looking for more treats to serve at your Halloween Bash! In that case, check out my Easy Halloween Dirt Cups, Halloween Cookies & Cream Cookie Bars, and Mummy Cupcakes!
How To Store These Spider Cakes
Keep them in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy them within 2 to 3 days.
What Else Can I Make These Spider Cakes With Besides Ding Dongs?
Instead of using Hostess Ding Dongs, you could also use Hostess Cupcakes, Chocolate Cake Twinkies, Swiss Rolls, or Ho Hos. The spider’s shape will be different if you use those snack cakes, but they’ll still come out just fine!
Where Do I Find Pocky Sticks In The Grocery Store?
Pocky Sticks are likely to be found in the Asian food section of your grocery store.
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Easy Spider Cakes
- 10 Hostess Ding Dongs
- 40 Pockey Chocolate Cream Covered Biscuit Sticks
- 20 candy eyes
- Unwrap the cakes and plate or a plate or cutting board.10 Hostess Ding Dongs
- Break the Pocky sticks in half and use the fully coated chocolate ends to create the legs of the spiders by inserting them into the sides of the cakes.40 Pockey Chocolate Cream Covered Biscuit Sticks
- Dab two tiny dots of icing onto the front top of the cakes and adhere a candy eye to each dot.20 candy eyes, Icing
- A tiny bit of melted chocolate could be used in place of the icing to adhere the candy eyes.