Put the Marshmallow Kisses in a bowl and mash with a fork to break the thin chocolate cover into small pieces. Combine the lemon juice and zest with the cream cheese and fold the mixture into the Marshmallow Kisses. Whip the cream and fold it into the Marshmallow Kiss mix.
Strain the Mandarin oranges and arrange them on top of the sponge cake, completely covering it. Add the Marshmallow Kisses mix on top of the oranges and spread it evenly on top. Chill for at least 1 hour.
Marshmallow kisses are a treat that I’ve only seen in Scandinavia and Germany and wonder whether the marshmallow kisses of Canada and the US are the same? Here in Northern Europe (specifically Denmark, where I’m from), a marshmallow kiss was formerly known as a negro kiss. However as the tone for political correctness has changed that name slowly phased out in the 80’s and 90’s and it is now called a cream bun or in Danish, flødebolle (although I use the name marshmallow kiss as it appears to be the correct translation).
Alexander Haebe, Executive pastry chef at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC, has created this exclusive cake recipe. Fresh marshmallow kisses from Germany give the cake its unique texture and flavor, mandarin oranges balance the sweetness.