Almond cake coloured green for Halloween
I know that many of you have seen vibrant coloured cakes for years. But back in the days when I was a kid, a cake with this colour was very special. This (Danish) cake bring back so many childhood memories to me and I have always known it as the The Poison Cake!

Basically it’s just an almond flavoured cake, coloured green. Green and perfect for Halloween! The cake is super moist and I like to eat it with a big glass of cold milk.

On top of the cake is a thin spread of cocoa icing (powdered icing sugar and unsweetened cocoa powder) If you want it a little more festive, you can sprinkle some fun Halloween sprinkles on top.

Halloween poison cake

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)

9″x13″rectangle cake pan, prepared with parchment paper or cake release.

375 grams sugar (2 cups)
250 grams soft unsalted butter (9 oz)
3 large eggs
250 grams all purpose flour (1 3/4 cup)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
250 ml milk (room temperature) (1 1/8 cup)
2-3 teaspoons almond extract (Vanilla can be used instead)
Green food colouring

Cocoa icing:
Powdered icing sugar (I never really use any measurements for this. I just add 1 cup or more)
unsweetened cocoa powder (Use a little less than the amount of powdered icing sugar)
A few tbsp of boiled lukewarm water

I don’t really use any specific recipe for the icing. I just take 2-3 cups of powdered sugar. About 1/2 cup of cocoa powder and whisk it well together. Then I add 1-2 tablespoons of cooled boiled water and mix it in. Add more water if its to thick and more powdered sugar if its too thin. It should have a thick pouring consistency, that is easy to spread on with a spatula.

Step 1:
In a bowl sift together the all purpose flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Step 2:
In another bowl cream the unsalted butter and sugar well together.

Step 3:
Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well in between. Scrape down the sides when needed.

Step 4:
Next add the flour mix in three parts and the milk in two. Mix well in between.

Step 5:
Stir in the almond flavour. Then add drops of green food colouring. Be careful not to use too much food colouring as the colour gets a little more dark while baking.

Step 6:
Pour the green cake batter into the cake pan and smooth with a rubber spatula. To avoid the cake from getting too brown, place the cake on the lowest rack in the oven. Bake the cake for about 40-60 minutes and a cake tester comes out clean.

Step 7:
Transfer the cake to a cooling rack and let it cool completely before you spread on the cocoa icing. Cut the cake into squares and enjoy.

I think that this cake will be a huge hit for our Halloween table along with the dead finger cookies and the Jack Skellington brownie bites.

Happy Caking!