DIY: Lucky Charmed Cake
- Lucky Charms cereal
- Buttercream frosting
- 2 (or more) cakes
- Food processor
- Frosting spatula
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.
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]
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!