An irresistible Chocolate Surprise Cake makes the ultimate centerpiece for any special occasion. Rich, moist chocolate cake is hollowed out in the center and filled with a colorful candy surprise. A fudgy frosting tops this deliciously fun Chocolate Surprise Cake.  

An irresistible Chocolate Surprise Cake makes the ultimate centerpiece for any special occasion. Rich, moist chocolate cake is hollowed out in the center and filled with a colorful candy surprise. A fudgy frosting tops this deliciously fun Chocolate Surprise Cake.  

This cake may look intimidating to make, but we assure you it’s not. The recipe has the ease of a box mix cake with a few simple ingredients added in to make it even better. Buttermilk and extra eggs result in a moist crumb, which is perfect for holding together the shape with the surprise center. We love that it all comes together in one bowl for easy cleanup.

Steps To Make a Chocolate Surprise Cake

  • Pour the batter in two Sweet Creations Textured Nonstick 9-Inch Square Cake Pan and prepare the chocolate buttercream frosting as the cakes bake.
  • Once the cakes are completely cooled, cut each layer into two thinner layers with a GoodCook Touch Carbon Steel Serrated Knife. You’ll now have 4 cake layers. Stack three of the layers and carefully cut out a 5-6 inch square from the center of the stacked cakes. Remove the inner square and set aside. You won’t be needing this inner part of the cake for the recipe.
  • Place one cut-out cake layer on a cake board or cake stand.
  • Spread a layer of chocolate buttercream on top of this cut-out layer with a GoodCook Touch Spatula Spreader. Place the second cut-out layer on top and frost with chocolate buttercream. Repeat with the third cut-out layer.
  • Fill the hole in the center of the frosted cakes with your candy of choice. We love the look of light pink, dark pink, and blue candy-coated chocolate balls mixed with gummy bears.
  • Place the remaining cake layer (without a cut-out square) on top of the third layer to seal in the sweets. Frost the top and sides of the cake generously with the remaining chocolate buttercream.
  • Decorate with candy or sprinkles and serve. One slice of this impressive cake will reveal the hidden sweets!
  • With the GoodCook line of bakeware, this stunning cake will be the star of the party. You’ll need a GoodCook Touch Carbon Steel Serrated Knife to cut the cake layers. This surprise treat bakes up perfectly in two Sweet Creations Textured Nonstick 9-Inch Square Cake Pan and is frosted evenly with a GoodCook Touch Spatula Spreader.

Are you ready for a fun and festive cake?

An irresistible Chocolate Surprise Cake makes the ultimate centerpiece for any special occasion. Rich, moist chocolate cake is hollowed out in the center and filled with a colorful candy surprise. A fudgy frosting tops this deliciously fun Chocolate Surprise Cake.  

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Chocolate Surprise Cake

Ingredients

For Cake

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

For frosting

  • 2 sticks salted butter
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4-1/3 cup milk

Decoration & Filling

  • light pink, dark pink, and blue candy coated chocolate balls
  • gummy bears

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two Sweet Creations Textured Nonstick 9-inch Square Cake Pan. Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl, and mix until well combined. Split batter and pour into two Sweet Creations Textured Nonstick 9-inch Square Cake Pan (Or cook one layer at a time). Bake 25 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick, can be inserted into center and come out clean.

While cake bakes, prepare the frosting by combining butter, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and cocoa powder in a bowl, slowly adding milk until desired consistency is reached.

Allow cakes to cool, and then flip out of baking pans. Using a serrated knife, cut each layer into two smaller layers. Stack three of the layers and cut out and remove a 5-6 inch square in the center. Fill with chocolate candies and gummy bears and close off with final layer. Frost cake and decorate with remaining chocolate candies.

Recipe Notes

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