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DIY: Lucky Charmed Cake

St Patricks Day Cake Here’s a fun cake idea for St. Patrick’s Day – using a box of Lucky Charms cereal, turn a regular buttercream-frosted vanilla cake into a fun and festive, magically delicious cake.

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Materials Needed:

  • Lucky Charms cereal
  • Buttercream frosting
  • 2 (or more) cakes
  • Food processor
  • Frosting spatula

Lucky Charmed Cake_Materials
Before You Start: Bake two cakes of the same size. While they cool, take a box of Lucky Charms cereal and separate the marshmallows from the oats (a fun step for kids, or anyone with a little OCD).  Using a food processor, process a couple handfuls of oats. If you want to add a little color, throw in a few marshmallows before processing.

Lucky CharmsProcessed Oats

Directions: To assemble the cake, place your first cake layer on a cake plate. Use a knife to level the top of the cake (if necessary). Add a layer of buttercream frosting, as well as a thin layer of the processed cereal before adding the second layer of cake on top. Again, if needed, use a knife to level the top of your second cake layer.

Once you’ve assembled the cake add a layer of buttercream frosting (the crumb layer) around the exterior and place the cake in the fridge to set. Once the frosting is set, add a second layer of frosting and then cover the frosted cake with the marshmallows. [Note: You don’t need to worry about evenly frosting the cake, as the vanilla buttercream will eventually be covered by the marshmallows]

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Allow the cake to set in the fridge once more before serving. When cutting the cake, make sure to use a sharp knife to allow for clean cuts through the marshmallows. And lastly, enjoy! I love the inner layer of cereal – a delicious unexpected surprise alongside the vanilla cake. Cereal cakes – well, I’m now a fan…this probably won’t be the only one you see from me!

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    March 14, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Clever and it looks like a sculpture! Love it.

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  4. June Burns

    March 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Such a cute idea! Sounds like it would add a nice texture contrast too 🙂

  5. neuroticbaker

    March 16, 2015 at 5:41 am

    I’m in love with this cake. It’s so adorable!

    1. alanajonesmann

      March 16, 2015 at 10:21 am

      awww thanks so much!

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    March 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    That is so cute, and perfect for people who suck at cake decorating, (me).

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