Sometimes it’s fun to play with your food! Make this cute chocolate peanut butter spider web cake for a fun low carb Halloween treat.
I am not really someone who gets into the Halloween spirit. What with the costumes and the emphasis on all things sugary, it’s really not my thing anymore. I suffer through this wacky holiday because my kids love it so much. And then I gird my loins to negotiate with them so that I can take away most of their candy. They get paid for giving it up and they do so pretty willingly now.
But every so often I get inspired to make sugar free Halloween treats, and this low carb spider web cake was so fun. I don’t pretend to be much of a cake decorator, but I think I did an admirable job here. And my kids loved it, even though the spider was pretty rudimentary.
I didn’t actually intend to post about this recipe, so there aren’t any great photos of the inside. I was simply making it as one of my Swerve Sweetener recipes, since I do 3 of them per month. But it was so adorable and I was so pleased with myself, I thought it might be fun to share this one with you. I didn’t get any photos of the inside because I didn’t want to ruin the effect before my kiddos could see it.
This sugar-free chocolate peanut butter cake is made with the new Swerve Chocolate Cake Mix. It’s a fantastic mix and I do recommend them but if you prefer to make your cake from scratch, I have several options for you.
Since it’s only one layer, you could make a half recipe of this Low Carb Chocolate Cake. Just bake it in a single layer. It will take slightly longer than mine did since I did three layers but I think another 5 to 10 minutes would suffice.
If you’d prefer a coconut flour based recipe, then try making my Keto Chocolate Cupcakes as a single layer.
But if you want to give the Swerve cake mix a go, I do highly recommend it. It’s chocolate-y and delicious and no one will know it’s low carb.