The ingredients for these adorable (two) bite-sized lucky charm cakes came from my beloved Joy of Cooking cookbook! I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter to make them St. Patrick’s Day themed! I took them to my mother-in-law’s for a family dinner she was having. They were a huge hit! Ingredients for Cake: 1 1/2 C flour 1 1/2 tea baking powder 1 C sugar 1/2 tea salt 2 eggs 1 stick of butter, softened 1/2 C milk 1 tea vanilla extract Ingredients for frosting: 8 oz cream cheese (chilled) 1 1/2 C powdered sugar 2 tea vanilla extract a few drops of green food coloring or green sprinkles Directions for cake: Preheat the oven to 375. Grease two round cake pans well. Whisk flour, baking power, sugar, and salt together. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined. Divide the batter evenly and bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. You will know it is done when a toothpick comes out of the center clean. Let the cakes cool on a wire rack inside the pan for about ten minutes (see picture on left above) before removing them. Let the cakes completely cool before making your clovers. Next, cut out those clovers out! I only got four clovers (two per pan) but my heart cookie cutter is pretty large, almost big enough to fit my hand through. I’m sure you could get many more with a smaller heart. You can use the leftovers to make the stem, or skip the stem and add another leaf and make it a lucky four-leaf clover!
My husband had no problem munching on the leftover cake and icing throughout the week after the party! He told me he doesn’t need his cake to look pretty. Ha! Directions for frosting: Combine all ingredients together (except for the sprinkles if you are going that route) into a food processor and blend! Easy as pie..or cake! Spread the frosting onto the cake and decorate as desired. I went with simple green sprinkles, because that is what I had on hand. I think next time I will use green food coloring with white sprinkles for more of a pop!
Enjoy with a cuppa’ tea (or green beer?!)