I’d be willing to argue that Easter is ALMOST as good as Halloween when it comes to candy. Jelly beans and cream filled chocolate eggs…and my favorite, malted chocolate Robin’s eggs. Ugh. Why are they so good? So today I’m sharing the easiest way to stuff all of that goodness inside of a cake and blame it on the Easter Bunny. Surprise Inside Mini Easter Bundt Cakes, oh yes.
Vanilla bundt cakes jam packed with your favorite Easter goodies then glazed and topped with more candy. Of course if you don’t want to give even a HINT of the candy center, you could always leave the bundt cakes simply glazed or topped with a Peep.
Watch as Easter guests slice into their cakes only to find a candy center…you don’t have to be a child to love this. I mean, it’s candy…in a cake!
I filled my bundts with a mix of jelly beans and chocolate robin’s eggs but you could really create any mix you like. I think flavor wise, I would stick to chocolate next time around, nothing against the jelly beans but I like chocolate in my cake. As for the bundt cake itself, I used a box of white cake mix but if you have time to make it from scratch, this is my go-to homemade white cake recipe.
The icing is a simple mix of powdered sugar, milk, lemon juice (to cut the sweetness), and vanilla extract. You can choose to use lemon extract, or even almond to give it even more flavor. Like the candy inside, this glaze is completely up for interpretation.
I separated the glaze into small bowls and dyed them pink, teal and yellow with gel food coloring in honor of the holiday. I think the teal is my favorite, which is yours? Now all that’s left is slicing into one of these to get to all of that candy goodness. Yum!
- 1 box white cake mix (or homemade), prepared as directed
- vanilla glaze
- gel food coloring
- mixed Easter candy
- Vanilla Glaze:
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk + more as needed
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Butter and flour a mini bundt cake pan and set aside. Note: the pan I used makes 6 medium sized bundt cakes.
- Prepare the cake mix and pour into cake pan. Bake as directed.
- Cool cakes and slice off a very small amount of the bottom (as little as possible) so that bundts can stand upright without wobbling.
- Prepare the glaze by mixing confectioners sugar, milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more powdered sugar or milk as needed. Separate into small bowls and tint with gel food coloring.
- Stuff the centers of each bundt cake with candy, the more the better, and top with glaze. Try not to get too much glaze in the center. Top with more candy.
Vanilla Glaze recipe via I Am Baker.