31 October, 2006

Spooky green halloween cake recipe

Flyingpops has put on her baking hat (all of a sudden) and now we have cakes coming out of our ears! This one she made last night to celebrate Halloween, a spooky green cake!
Halloween Cake #1
To make it you need the following -

6 ounces of self raising flour
6 ounces of caster sugar
6 ounces of butter
3 eggs
2 teaspoons of green food colouring
1 dash of vanilla essence

  • Beat this lot together into a smooth creamy mixture (Flyingpops used the hand blender with whisk attachment and didn't make *too* much of a mess thanks to careful use of a tea towel, but you can do it with a spoon if you need to)
  • Spread the mixture evenly between two 6 inch, medium depth cake tins which you have lined with a grease-proof paper disk (draw around the bottom of the cake tin onto the paper and cut just inside the line, it will fit perfectly in the bottom)
  • Put into a pre-heated oven (190 Centigrade/Gas mark 5) for between 20-25 minutes (until golden brown)...turn the tins out onto a wire rack and leave them to cool, carefully removing the grease-proof paper disks.
  • Spread your favorite jam onto the base, then sandwich the two together, decorating the top with icing (butter icing with lemon zest is good, but use your imagination) and sprinkles of your choice...

Halloween Cake #2

Spooky green Halloween cake...Done... ;)


Whittleman said...

I can confirm that, despite the rather garish, Grotbags-esque colour, it's very tasty.

Thank you

gincoleaves said...

Now that looks very much like the Swedish Cake I love to bits - with a fine bit of green marzipan topping? Tell me it is, tell me!
Tell your gal I'm drooling all over the computer here.

Fink, you are tagged, check my blog!

You must know the Swedish cake from Ikea?!!

gincoleaves said...

I'm so excited about that cake - thanks for sharing the recipe. I'll have to do a bit of cheating as far as the flour is concerned, 'cause we don't have GOOD ol' self raising flour at this end. :-)

Anonymous said...

mmmm. cake. I had one like that once, found it in the back of a cupboard when I moved into a flat in Streatham.
Bet Net's one is far tastier. It looks really moist and yummy.

Flyingpops said...

Not bad for my second attempt at baking eh?

Gincoleaves - its butter icing, made with butter and icing sugar, my absolute favourite!

Glad everyone enjoyed it!

Daniel said...

OMG! That looks horrific!

gincoleaves said...

How nice to hear from you flyingpops!!
I'm so pleased you never got to see my second attempt at baking (years ago) it was a lethal weapon!! This cake looks so airy, done by a real expert.
I have the sweetest tooth in town, but I will be using your recipe - this week-end, thanks again for sharing. :-)