Light and fluffy pistachio cake layers with almond buttercream, decorated in Lucky Charms marshmallows for an easy and kid-approved St. Patrick’s Day cake.
I saw a Lucky Charms cake last year around this time and have been wanting to recreate it for my kids ever since… and the week of St. Patrick’s Day seemed like the only appropriate time to do it.
The kids weren’t wild about me picking out all of the marshmallows from their favorite cereal, but liked the idea of the marshmallows going onto a cake, especially one for them. Plus, I promised to save enough for their St. Patrick’s Day breakfast.
As I was thinking about the cake, I decided to give it an even greater St. Paddy’s Day feel and added pistachio pudding mix to my Fluffy White Cake recipe. You don’t get a strong pistachio flavor, just a hint and a light green color, which I was looking for without having to add food coloring. After tasting the batter though, I decided it needed a little something else, so I put in a teaspoon of almond extract. Good combo!
Neither flavor is extremely strong, which is makes it a little more kid friendly, in my opinion. Westin told me he thought the texture of the cake was perfectly fluffy and the frosting kind of tasted like whipped cream it was so light and smooth. He always has the best reviews, even when they’re bad… which hardly ever happens, of course ; )
So for a fun, tasty and kid-friendly cake, this one is a winner!