Harrison Ford…still cool.
I love cakes that have a surprise inside when you cut into them. Remember the Piñata Cake? Or the dramatic Red Velvet Tuxedo Cake?
How about the other Red Velvet Cake…the Strawberry Shortcake one? And then there was that Graffiti Rainbow Layer Cake and the super cool Flag Cake. And my favorite…Rainbow Cake.
Well this Candy Surprise Cake might be the easiest of the bunch to make and certainly one of the most fun.
Choose your favorite cake flavor and your favorite candy to fill the cake with. Decorate with cheerful sprinkles.
Cut into the cake and watch everyone’s eyes light up as the candy spills out.
Candy Surprise Cake
One boxed cake mix in your choice of flavor (I used Funfetti) pkus the water, eggs and oil to make mix according to instructions on box
Candy to fill center of cake, about 1 cup (I used Skittles)
Buttercream Icing (recipe follows)
Sprinkles to decorate
1. Preheat oven to 325℉.
2. Prepare cake according to package and pour into a greased and floured 2 quart glass bowl such as this one.
3. Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a tester inserted into center comes clean. Cool 15 minutes.
4. Run a knife around edges to loosen, and gently ease cake out onto a wire cake rack. Cool completely.
5. Once cool, trim flat edge even and set on serving plate with dome side up.
6. Cut a round opening in the top of the cake, gently pulling the cake out to form a hollow core. Leave about an inch of cake at the bottom. Save a small round of cake and discard the rest (Don’t really discard it…you know, eat it).
7. Pour candy into the center of the cake and place the reserved small round of cake to cover it up.
8. Prepare icing and spread over entire cake. Use a star tip to pipe a decorative border around the base. Scatter sprinkles over the whole cake, if you like.
Recipe from eASYbAKED
6 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 lb butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 to 4 Tbs whipping or heavy cream
1. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter on low speed. Mix until well blended. Increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
2. Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute longer. Add more cream, as needed, to obtain desired consistency.
This makes one mighty fine Birthday Cake.
I was looking for a song about Surprises and I have one with that title in my collection by the band Skatan.
However, when I was checking out more of Skatan’s music, I came across this song that I liked even better.
Beautiful piano and even lovelier vocals. No surprise here that I love this.
Check out Skatan on the band’s Website. You can buy their music here.
Nice photo of P. hard to believe he is so big. J
I can’t believe he is 9 already! Honestly, the time just flies by.
Oh my- you did SUCH a great job! Love your photos -so fun to see the big smile! :)
Thank you so much! I have been reading your blog for a long time and get so many good ideas. I want to eat everything.
I am also very inspired by your photos. Like you, I have really become interested in photography and work at it every chance I have. I’m trying hard to branch out and take pictures of things other than food. :P
Hi there, thanks for joining the cake extravaganza – I am simply blown away by all the fantastic cakes – and extremely hungry! Cheers