Apple Spice Cake Mummies

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 10 min
  • Active: 45 min
  • Yield: About 16 cake mummies
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For the Cake:

Cooking spray

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice 

3/4 teaspoon baking powder 

3/4 teaspoon baking soda 

3/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted

3/4 cup granulated sugar 

3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 

3/4 cup sour cream

3 large eggs 

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 apple, grated

For the Frosting:

2 cups cold heavy cream

3/4 cup sour cream

2/3 cup confectioners' sugar

1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Candy eyeballs, for decorating


  1. Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350˚. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with foil, leaving an overhang on 2 sides; coat with cooking spray. Whisk the flour, pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk the melted butter, both sugars, sour cream, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. Stir the grated apple and the flour mixture into the butter mixture with a rubber spatula until combined. Spread in the prepared pan and bake until the top springs back when gently pressed, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack and let cool completely. 
  3. Make the frosting: Combine the heavy cream, sour cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with a mixer on medium speed until thickened, about 1 minute. Increase the speed to medium high and beat until stiff peaks form, about 3 more minutes. 
  4. Transfer the frosting to a large piping bag fitted with a flat tip. Lift the cake out of the pan using the foil overhang. Cut into rectangles and transfer to a platter. Pipe the frosting on top in a zigzag pattern to look like bandages. Add candy eyeballs.