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Green Tea Cobweb Cake

  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 - 40 minutes
  • Servings: 10 - 12
  • Course: Dessert

A subtle, green-tea flavor makes this dessert even spookier.

Reynolds Kitchens® Tips

Reynolds Kitchens tip

This recipe is for a marbled cake where you will dye the half of the batter and marble the colors together to create a “web like” pattern inside the cake. While the green tea powder will create a light green color, green food coloring can be added to enhance the color.


  • For the Cake
  • 3 cups flour1 1/4 tablespoon of baking powder1/4 cup green tea powder (matcha)Pinch of salt1 1/2 cups of unsalted butter1 3/4 cups sugar1 1/2 tablespoons of vanilla4 eggs1 cup of milk5 to 6 drops black food coloring
  • For the Frosting
  • 12 ounces of softened cream cheese1 pound of softened unsalted butter2 tablespoons of vanilla2 pounds of sifted powdered sugar
  • For Decorating
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted


Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 350°F.

Step 2

CREAM together in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 3

ADD in the vanilla and then 1 egg at a time until mixed into the butter-sugar mixture.

Step 4

MIX the flour, baking powder, green tea powder and salt together in a bowl and add it into the creamed butter-sugar mixture while alternating with the milk but beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Be sure to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl often.

Step 5

POUR half of the batter into a bowl and set aside. Dye the remaining batter black with food coloring.

Step 6

SPOON each of the batters, creating a large checkerboard-like pattern into two (2) Reynolds® 8-inch Round Bakeware pans. Using a knife, swirl the batters together to create a marbled look. Tap the pans against the counter to evenly distribute and settle the marbled batter.

Step 7

BAKE the cakes in the oven on 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and firm in the center.

Step 8

COOL the cakes on a cooling rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.

Step 9

WHIP the butter and cream cheese in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy.

Step 10

ADD in the vanilla and powdered sugar until completely mixed in.

Step 11

PLACE 1 cake layer on a cake plate. Add about 1 cup frosting to the center and spread evenly. Place the second cake layer on top. Frost the cake with the remaining frosting.

Step 12

PIPE on melted chocolate to create a spider web design.

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