I’d be willing to argue that Easter candy is ALMOST as good as Halloween candy. Jelly beans, cream filled chocolate egg, and my favorite, malted chocolate Robin’s eggs. 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!
Surprise Inside Cakes
What is a surprise inside cake you ask? In this case they are vanilla bundt cakes jam packed with Easter candy, glazed and topped with more candy. Once you cut them open the "surprise" is the candy center. It's the sweetest treat to serve for Easter right along with my Easter Peep Cupcakes.
Ingredients Needed For Easter Bundt Cakes
- Boxed White Cake - yup, you read that right! You can definitely make your own cake but I wanted to keep this SIMPLE. You could switch it up and make these bundt cakes with Funfetti Cake Mix, Chocolate, or whatever flavor you like best!
- Vanilla Glaze - confectioners sugar, milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
- Gel Food Coloring - to give your glaze a pretty pastel tint.
- Easter candy - whatever mix you like best! Mini Robin's Eggs are my personal favorite.
How to Make Surprise Inside Cakes
- Bake Cakes- I used this mini bundt cake pan. You will want to grease and flour your pan well and follow the boxed cake mix instructions for preparing your cakes. I recommend reducing the time a bit as these are mini cakes.
- Slice - cool cakes and slice off a very small amount of the bottom (as little as possible) so that the cakes can stand upright without wobbling.
- Make The Glaze- Prepare the glaze by mixing confectioners sugar, milk, lemon juice and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Glaze should be thick but pourable. Separate into small bowls and tint with gel food coloring.
- Fill - Stuff the centers of each bundt cake with candy, the more the better.
- Glaze - Carefully glaze the cakes. Try not to get too much glaze in the center or it will keep the candy from pouring out.
- Serve & Enjoy!
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.
Simple Homemade Icing 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 if you would like. To give the icing a pretty pastel color for Easter, I separated it into small bowls and added pink, teal and yellow gel food coloring. I think the teal is my favorite, which is yours?
Flavor Variations for This Recipe
This recipe is very open to different flavor combinations! Here are a few ideas:
- Chocolate cake, malted egg candies, vanilla glaze.
- Funfetti cake, jelly beans, lemon glaze.
- Vanilla cake, jelly beans, lemon glaze.
- Lemon Cake, jelly beans, vanilla glaze.
- Vanilla Cake, malted eggs, chocolate glaze (just add a bit of cocoa powder.)
- Funfetti cake, chocolate candies, chocolate glaze.
More Easter Recipes To Try:
- How to Dye Easter Eggs with Blueberries
- The Very Best Carrot Cake
- Kid-Friendly Easter Snack Board
- Italian Deviled Eggs
- Easter Peep Cupcakes
Happy Easter and happy baking! If you make my surprise inside cakes, please share how they turned out in the box below or share a picture on social #freutcake @freutcake so I can see your cakes.
- 1 box white cake mix (or homemade), prepared as directed
- vanilla glaze
- gel food coloring
- mixed Easter candy
- 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 cakes 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 as it will keep the candy from pouring out. Top with more candy.
Please read the blog post for my tips and tricks as well as possible flavor and candy variations! If you are looking for a homemade white cake recipe, this one is delicious.