Citrus Matcha Marshmallow Cake

with a lemon glaze

Ohmygod it’s literally summer you guys. I didn’t even need a jacket yesterday. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t feel the need to wear a hat or a scarf. I don’t think this is supposed to be permanent but I’ll take what I can get! The weather put me in the mood to make a bright, spring-inspired cake, so here we are: I present to this Citrus Matcha Marshmallow Cake. It’s bright, it’s sunny, and it was damn good, I’ll tell you that. I swear, people had really great reactions to this cake. More so than usual. Maybe everyone’s just in a good mood because of the weather. People who would usually accept my baked goods happily, tell me it was good, and walk away, looked at my with wide eyes and said things like, “WOWWWWW this is so good!” The added “wow” is how you know, you know? Even my friend, Amanda, who said that she doesn’t typically love lemony cakes gave this her seal of approval.

citrus matcha marshmallow cake

Good eats in Thailand (two-month-old photos are still okay to share, right?).

I’m not sure what it was. Yeah, the cake is super moist from the sour cream and the cream cheese, along with the grapefruit juice. I added the zest to the batter, too, so while the cake has a decent amount of sugar in it from the marshmallows and the regular ol’ granulated sugar, I think that the zest helped it from being overly sweet. The lemon glaze is, of course, always a favorite. I like to make mine a little thicker than most, so it stays white and sits on top of the cake instead of seeping in and becoming invisible after a few hours. And, of course, we’ve got these matcha marshmallows from Little Boo Boo Bakery. This isn’t a sponsored post, guys – the owner, Hannah, is a friend, and her marshmallows are freaking delicious, so when she told me she was making MATCHA marshmallows, I knew I had to get in on that. They added a pretty green swirl to the inside of the cake as they melted, as well as just something extra special to the texture that I can’t quite explain, just know it’s g-o-o-d. You can, of course, use regular marshmallows if you don’t have the opportunity to pick up some of Little Boo Boo’s (they do ship, though, and also make chai tea marshmallows for $5.99 sooooo), or maybe even PEEPS, which I thought of yesterday when I was browsing all of the pastel-colored Easter candy at Duane Reade. So go forth and bake yourself a damn cake!

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