Lucky Charms Layer Cake
Lucky Charms Layer Cake is such a fun dessert recipe that kids can help make for St. Patrick’s Day! Moist vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream frosting is a versatile recipe you can use for any birthday or special occasion.
St. Patrick’s day snuck up on me this year. I say that about every holiday lately. I have yet to make my annual Lucky Charms Blizzard or my Leprechaun bait! The second I realized that it was this coming up weekend, I got to baking this Lucky Charms Layer cake that has been on a my radar for a long time. Time is flying by, the days are getting longer, and I can almost smell spring.
Anyhoo! Let us talk about the Lucky Charms Layer Cake. Everyone who knows me knows that I do not have much patience for layer cakes. I don’t have a ton of patience for baking (or anything) in general.
I totally can handle cakes like this one where the frosting doesn’t have to look perfect, so that’s what I went with. Why doesn’t it have to look perfect, you ask? Well, because it’s completely smothered in Lucky Charms marshmallows.
How cute is this cake? Seriously. I love incorporating cereal into my desserts (like my Vanilla Cupcakes with Fruity Pebbles Buttercream Frosting) and this one is no exception. I try to use Eliza’s nap times wisely as far as getting things done while she sleeps. On this particular day of making this cake, I spent her entire nap picking out the marshmallows from the bag of Lucky Charms. It was actually kind of satisfying in a really weird way.
The life of a food blogger gets pretty interesting sometimes. Or NOT interesting depending on your outlook.
If you are looking for a fun dessert to make for your friends or to bake with your kids, this Lucky Charms Layer Cake is so much fun. You can even used a boxed cake mix if you are short on time. The cake is moist (no, seriously – there is no other word to use here), the buttercream frosting is perfect, and the colorful decoration is lovely. This cake is very firm, similar to a pound cake.
If I had a kid who was old enough I totally would have given them the tedious job of picking out all of the marshmallows and told them how “fun” it will be. Haha!
Happy St. Paddy’s day, everyone!
- 2¼ cups cake flour
- 2½ tsp. baking powder
- ¾ tsp. salt
- ½ cup butter (softened to room temperature)
- 1⅓ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 egg whites, not beaten
- 1 cup milk
- Grease two 8 inch layer round cake pans (or 4 mini cake pans), line with wax or parchment paper, then spray paper with nonstick spray.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Sift flour, measure, re-sift three times with baking powder and salt.
- Cream butter until smooth.
- Add sugar gradually, creaming thoroughly. Stir in vanilla.
- Add egg whites in two portions and beat until fluffy.
- Add flour and milk alternately, beginning and ending with flour, beat with wooden spoon until smooth after each addition.
- Pour into prepared pans.
- Bake 20 -22 minutes or a knife or toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Cool in pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Frost cooled cake with frosting of your choice.
Recipe source: adapted from bettycrocker.com
We used to pick the marshmallows out of the Lucky Charms when we were kids! My kind of cake!!!
What fun! I am going to make this for St. Patricks Day as a surprise for my kids!
I really love it! So cute and easy to make!
This is too cute! Delicious too.
I know my kids would devour this cake!
Cute! Both the cake and the picture of your little one. This looks incredibly good — neat recipe. Thanks!
The receipe says to mix butter and shortenning together but it doesn’t say how much shortening is used.
Receipe says to mix butter and shortening together, but it doesn’t say how much. This is for the lucky charms layer cake.
Sorry! I fixed the instructions! I didn’t end up using the shortening, I used all butter. Thanks for catching that!