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12 Delicious Surprise Inside Cakes

What’s better than cake? A cake with a surprise inside.

What’s better than cake? A cake with a surprise inside.

Whether it’s sweets, polka dots or even your name, these 12 surprise cakes are sure to put a smile on your face.


Strawberry Surprise Cake

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Ingredients

  • 2 Betty Crocker™ pound cake mixes
  • Butter, eggs, and water (or milk) needed for cake mix
  • 2 tubs Betty Crocker™ Whipped white frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, wiped clean with a damp paper towel
  • 36 ounces red fondant
  • 4 ounces green fondant
  • Black food coloring marker

Courtesy of Tablespoon. See here for full recipe

 


Surprise Skittles Rainbow Cake

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Ingredients

For the sponges:

  • 225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing the tins
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 500g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • Sugarflair pastel paste colours in Magenta, Aztec blue, Apple Green, Cherry red, Apricot and Daffodil (this brand is available from various online stockists)
  • 1 x 174g Skittles fruit pouch

For the cream cheese icing:

  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 400g full-fat Philadelphia
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or bean paste
  • 300g icing sugar

Courtesy of Sainsburys. See here for full recipe

 


Peekaboo Star Loaf

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Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 12 ounces fresh raspberries

Courtesy of A Beautiful Mess. See here for full recipe.

 


Surprise Inside Dotty Cake

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Ingredients

  • 1 loaf mini pound cake
  • food coloring
  • 6 Tablespoons white frosting
  • 1 white cake mix

Courtesy of In Katrina’s Kitchen. See here for full recipe.

 


Piñata Cake

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Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of cake mix (any flavour)
  • 2 containers of frosting (any flavour)
  • An assortment of small candies (i.e. jelly beans, M&Ms, lollipops, snack-size chocolate bars, etc.)
  • A 1.5 quart oven-safe bowl (greased and floured)
  • An offset spatula.

Courtesy of A Subtle Revelry. See here for full recipe.

 


Rainbow Heart Surprise-Inside Cake

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Ingredients

  • For the Cake
  • 2 boxes of white cake mix (prepared according to package instructions)*
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • Sprinkles
  • *Note – keep the cake batters in 2 separate bowls. One will be colored, the other stays white.
  • For the Buttercream Frosting
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk (or more for thinner consistency)

Courtesy of Mom Loves Baking. See here for full recipe.

 


Chocolate Strawberry Surprise Inside Cake

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Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz/432g) strawberry cake mix, prepared according to package instructions
  • 1 (15.25 oz/432g) chocolate cake mix, prepared according to package instructions
  • 1 cup (150g) good quality bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
  • For the frosting
  • 1/4 cup (57g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups (240g) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon strawberry extract
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • Sprinkles

Courtesy of Mom Loves Baking. See here for full recipe.

 


Surprise Rainbow Piñata Cake

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Ingredients

  • 1 box (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ pound cake mix
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • Shortening to butter pans and counter
  • Flour to dust pans
  • 1 can Betty Crocker™ white decorator cake icing
  • 2 cups assorted candy
  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
  • 24 ounces white fondant
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet paste or gel food coloring

Courtesy of Tablespoon. See here for full recipe.

 


Carrot Patch Cake

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Courtesy of The Partiologist. See here for full recipe


Panda Bread

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups Gold Medal™ unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup milk w/ 1 egg yolk (both should total 1 cup together)
  • 3/4 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon green tea (matcha) powder mixed w/ 2 tsp hot water, OR green food colouring
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder mixed w/ 1 1/2 tsp hot water
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Courtesy of Tablespoon. See here for full recipe.

 


Leopard Cake

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Ingredients

  • 240 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g. caster sugar
  • 100 ml. Milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 16 g baking powder

Courtesy of Azlitamasammanis. See here for full recipe.

 


Surprise on the Inside Gender Reveal Cake

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Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix boxes
  • 2 containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 2 cups pink or blue candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 1/4 cup pink or blue mini candy-coated chocolate candies
  • 3/4 cup assorted pink or blue candy sprinkles

Courtesy of Betty Crocker. See here for full recipe.

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