Magically Delicious and Intoxicating !!!

I can’t remember life without Lucky Charms on the cereal shelf of every supermarket and, when I was lucky, on my childhood breakfast table. Their very distinct flavor of magical deliciousness had me at first bite.

This year cereal munchers everywhere are celebrating Lucky Charms’ 50th anniversary. But that’s not the only reason to party, it’s St. Patrick’s Day season. Cheers!

And that’s the perfect excuse for me to get back on the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen and play matchmaker. I wanted to find out what would happen when I swirled a box of the most St. Patrick’s Day appropriate cereal with a big bottle of Irish whiskey into a cake. As I separated the charms from the cereal, blended in the whiskey and added bottles of food colorings, I felt the magic and got lucky. The suns, moons and stars all came together. The cake turned out to be magically delicious!!!

Cheers to St. Paddy, the latest recipe from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen and YOU !!!

Charles Phoenix
March 14, 2014
Los Angeles

2 boxes white cake mix
12 eggs
Vegetable oil according to instructions +1/4 cup
750 ml bottle of Irish Whiskey
1 box ‘O Lucky Charms
4 canisters of fluffy white frosting
Food coloring

Mix cake according to directions but substituting Irish whiskey for water, adding the additional 6 egg whites and ¼ cup vegetable oil.

Separate charms from the cereal and set aside. Add the whiskey to cereal and let soak for at least 1 hour. After the cereal is well soaked with the alcohol, mix whiskey and cereal together with electric mixer until it turns into a crumbly pasty mess. Add to cake batter. Divide batter in five parts add plenty of bright food coloring to create a rainbow effect of the five layers.

Bake cake according to box instructions. Cool, stack and frost with frosting tinted with PLENTY of green food coloring. Cover frosting with all the Lucky Charms. Top with six-dozen gold foil covered chocolate coins each stuck with a colored toothpick. Serve with plenty ‘O St. Patrick’s Day pride !!!