Poison Apple Cake

What you'll need



Prepare dark devil's food cake mix according to manufacturer’s instructions. Deposit 1 lb. 8 oz. of prepared batter into sprayed and papered 8-inch cake pans.  Color the white buttercreme with green gel color until it matches the color of the reserved granny smith apples. Combine 100% chocolate flat icing with 66.67% corn syrup and color with black gel color.


Once the layers have cooled, use the green icing to stack, ice, and fill a three layer cake.  Smooth ice and refrigerate for 20 minutes to one hour.  While cake is setting up, cut two eye shapes, one small triangle, and three half inch strips out of painters tape.  Place shapes on the apple in the shape of a skull.  Warm black icing and carefully drizzle over apple, leaving some space open.  While glaze is still warm, peel off tape.  Using a piping bag, place warm glaze in it, pipe around edges of cake to create a drip look, place a little more icing on the top of the cake and spread.  Place apple on top of cake for “poison apple” look.

Additional Info

Chef Tips

If cutting out a skull shape seems too complicated, simple pipe the warm black icing around the crown of the apple just like the drip cake.


Dark Devil's Food Cake, Green, Buttercreme, Buttercream, Flat Icing, Chocolate, Black, Granny Smith, Apple, Layer Cake 

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