This is a Turkish cake Ispanakli Kek (Spinach Cake) that I came across a few years ago. You cannot tell its spinach, so don’t tell your guest or kids your secret ingredient until after they ate it…they will be amazed! Sometimes, the green is a richer and darker colour and sometimes its lighter, it does not affect the taste of the cake, its just the type of spinach I guess.
Its a great way to get your kids to eat spinach, with out them even knowing! Just ask who wants some green cake?
Update: It’s been about 8 years now that I have been making this cake, and honestly no one has guessed the secret ingredient!
So I made them with lemon buttercream mixed with whipping cream, was gonna make them with lemon cream cheese as suggested by some of you, but I forgot to take out the cream cheese to soften and I don’t have a microwave. The buttercream was delicious!
I used 1 stick of butter and 4 cups icing sugar for the buttercream and combined it with 1/2 cup of whipped cream, was enough icing for 22 cupcakes. I topped them with ground pistachios and strawberries. The kids loved it!:)