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5 from 2 votes

Surprise inside cake

How to make a surprise cake for with a heart or any other hidden shape inside. Easy video tutorial too showing you how to make one yourself.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, shape, surprise
Servings: 10
Calories: 358kcal
Author: The Typical Mom



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a loaf pan with baking spray.
  • I use colored cake mix for the inside shape part. Bake accordingly in a loaf pan until top springs back. Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool.Turn upright to cool completely.With the cookie cutter in hand measure for the width of each slice.Cut each slice about 1" thick..Using the cookie cutter, cut out the hearts or another shape.
  • For the vanilla cake or outer layer cake you can use boxed cake mix or for vanilla cake you will beat on high the butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time, stir in the vanilla and salt. 
  • Gradually add the flour as you beat on low all ingredients. Fill bottom of loaf pan with 1/3 batter.
  •  Take your cut outs and line them up so they are next to one another in the middle of your loaf pan, then fill with white cake batter on both sides of shapes and in between the hearts you have in the loaf pan. Bake at 350 for about an hour.



Serving: 3oz | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 56mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1.5mg