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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.

Written by Danni

Hello my name is Danielle. Owner and Editor of That Looks Fab! I am an artist and love all things art and design related.

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