Recipe: Gooey Spider Cake

by Shelbi on February 9th, 2008

Gooey Spider Cake

Gooey Ingredients:
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 Onion (chopped)
4 Cloves of Garlic (finely chopped)
Jar of Marinated Artichoke Hearts (chopped)
8oz of Sour Cream
8oz of Cream Cheese
1 package of Spinach (thawed)
1 cup of Parmesan/Romano Cheese
1 cup of Mozzarella + enough for sprinkling

Spider Cake Ingredients:
12oz of Lump Crab Meat
1 1/2 packages of Saltine Crackers
3 Green Onion Stalks (chopped)
1 egg
1 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
1 teaspoon of Baking Powder
1 teaspooon of Lemon Juice
Pepper to taste

Gooey (Topping/Dip) Directions:
Heat the butter in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Sautee the onion, garlic and artichoke hearts, adding individually in that order, because the onions need a bit longer to cook. While your veggies are cooking, you can thaw your spinach in the microwave, if you haven’t already. Mix together the sour cream and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Stir in the onion, garlic, artichoke hearts and spinach. Add the parmesan and mozzarella cheese and mix well. Set aside.

Spider Cake Directions:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Go through your lump crab for shell pieces and remove if necessary. Break up 1 bag of saltine crackers into tiny pieces and put into a medium mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients (save 1/2 a bag of saltines) mix together with your hands. Break up the remaining saltines into tiny pieces and pour onto a plate. Make patties with your crab mixture and roll them into the saltines to coat the outside. Place on a baking pan and cook at 375 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and flip over. Put a layer of the gooey dip on the top of the cake. Sprinkle generously with mozzarella cheese. Place back in the oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Notes:
As you may have guessed, crab meat=spider meat. They’re both creepy-crawly, so naturally it was the best choice. This recipe makes a LOT of dip. You can split the recipe in half, but I know I’ll never end up using that remaining cream cheese in time. So save it for some tortilla chips. It’s essentially a spinach and artichoke dip.. and it’s really tasty!



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3 Comments
  1. Hmmm.. crab cake.. garlic.. artichoke.. wth, no one told me Duskwood had such fine culinary!

  2. Michael permalink

    That is nine kinds of awesome! You just earned a regular reader!

  3. Taylor M permalink

    Omg !

    i misunderstood this cake as a strange food which is in spider :)

    it looks like delicious cake i havent ever seen and eatten.

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