If hours of playing Super Mario with a controller in one hand and a bag of chips in another sounds like you, you might want to hit pause and brush the crumbs off your shirt for this glorious surprise cake recipe.

In a video from her mouthwatering series of nerdy desserts, YouTuber Rosanna Pansino shows viewers how to make a Mario Question Block Cake, a 100% edible lemon-flavored Question Block from the Super Mario games. And just like in the virtual world of Mario and the gang, this Question Block is filled with (chocolate) gold coins to keep all busy gamers focused and pleasantly sugar high.

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With clear, step-by-step instructions, the recipe allow even those who can barely handle an electric hand mixer to believe that they just might be able to plow through it on their own. And if serious gamers would much rather spend the time trying to get to the next level, the deliciously sweet cake will make for a super fun mission for any at-home baker who'd be willing to treat a friend.

Get the full recipe:


・1-1/2 cups of cake flour
・1 cup of all purpose flour
・1-1/2 sticks of butter
・4 eggs
・1-1/4 cups of milk
・1-1/2 cups of sugar
・2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
・1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
・2-1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
・1 teaspoon of lemon extract
・2 lemons
・1 box of white fondant

By - grape Japan editorial staff.