Recipe for a deliciously colourful Marshmallow Cake – perfect for a birthday party or baby shower

Ingredients
225g butter
225g castor sugar
225g Sasko Self -Raising Flour
4 large eggs
1tbsp vanilla essence

Icing:
200g butter
400g icing sugar
2-4 tbsp cream/milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

To decorate:
350g mini marshmallows

How to
Preheat the oven to 180C

Grease 2 22cm cake tins and line the bottoms with baking paper.

Put the butter into a bowl and beat for a minute until softened, add castor sugar and beat for a further 3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Add the vanilla essence then add the eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.

Sift the flour and, using a spatula or a metal spoon, delicately fold the flour into the egg/butter mixture until you have a smooth cake batter.

Pour equal amounts of batter into each cake tin and bake for 20 minutes.

Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the cake tins before removing and placing on a cooling wrack.

They must cool completely before icing.

For the icing:
Beat the butter in bowl for a minute until softened, then add the icing sugar and beat until well combined.

Add essence and 2tbsp cream/milk and beat for a further minute or two until you have a smooth, soft, silky icing.

If the icing is too thick, add the other 2tbsp milk/cream.

To assemble:
Remove the baking paper from the bottoms of the cakes and place the first cake onto a plate/cake stand.

Top with a little icing and place the second cake on top.

Use the remaining icing to cover the cake.

Whilst the icing is still soft: Starting on the bottom edge, place the marshmallows one at a time around the cake in rows.

Repeat until you have covered the cake completely.

Tip 1: To bring eggs from the fridge to room temperature quickly put them into luke-warm (not hot) water for 20 minutes.

Tip 2: You can buy mini marshmallows from Woolworths, specialised baking stores and some Pick ‘n Pays but if you can’t find them you can always make the cake using larger marshmallows.

Variation: You can also make the cake using chocolate malt balls such as ‘Maltesers’ – it is quite expensive but the result is wonderfully rich and indulgent.

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