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Green Poisonous Cake

Cake, Desserts, HalloweenTove Balle-Pedersen2 Comments
Green Poisonous Cake

Green Poisonous Cake

Well, the cake isn't poisonous, but the green color makes it look a bit toxic. The cake is a regular poundcake with green food coloring and some marzipan for some luxury.

This green poundcake was a classic cake to bring to school at birthdays and for "klassens time," a kind of free-time, where you might discuss current topics and issues, and maybe eat cake.

The vibrant color made me think, that it would be perfect for Halloween.

Makes one 9-inch square sheet pan.

Ingredients:

  • 250 g butter, salted, room temperature
  • 250 g sugar
  • 35 g marzipan or 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 medium eggs. room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla paste or the seeds from ½ vanilla bean
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • green food color, I used a smallamount Wilton icing color

Frosting:

  • 100 g confectionary sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
  • about 2 tablespoons water

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 355℉ (180℃). Line a baking pan with parchment paper.

Cream the butter to fluffy and pale, with the sugar, add the marzipan and vanilla and mix until fully incorporated. Mix in one egg at a time. Mix flour and baking powder and add it with the milk and food coloring. Be careful not to over-mix the batter, mix until just incorporated.

Pour the batter in the pan, and bake the cake for about 25-35 minutes, until a cake tester comes out clean.

Let the cake cool in the pan. Mix the frosting, and frost the cooled cake.

Serve the cake with a good cup of tea or coffee.

Enjoy!

Danish version:

Grøn giftkage

Ingredienser:

  • 250 gsmør, saltet, stuetemperatur
  • 250 g sukker
  • 35 g marcipan eller 1 tsk mandelessens
  • 2 medium æg, stuetemperatur
  • 1 tsk vanilje pasta eller  kornene fra ½ vaniljestang
  • 250 g hvedemel
  • 1 tsk bagepulver
  • 120 ml mælk
  • lidt grøn frugtfarve, jeg brugte en lille smule grøn Wilton icing color

Glasur:

  • 100 g flormelis
  • 1 spsk kakaopulver
  • ca 2 spsk vand

Fremgangsmåde:

Forvarm ovnen til 180℃. Beklæd en bradepande med bagepapir. 

Rør smør let og luftigt med sukker. Tilsæt marcipan og vanilje, og rør massen indtil du har en homogen masse. Æggene blandes i ét ad gangen. Pisk godt imellem hvert æg. Tilsæt de tørre ingredienser og mælk + frugtfarve skiftevis. Rør kun dejen så den lige er homogen. Hvis dejen overmikses ender du op med en tung og kompakt kage i stedet for en let og luftig.  

Hæld dejen i bradepanden, og bag kagen i ca. 25-35 minuter, indtil der ikke hænger dej ved en nål/tandstik, når den prikkes i kagen.  

Lad kagen køle i bradepanden. Bland glasuren, både en kakao, og en lille smule hvid. Dekorer den kølede kage. Jeg udstak mindre runde kager før dekoreringen.

Velbekomme!