Surprise Inside Halloween Cake

I hope it’s not too late to post Halloween goodies, because this little loaf cake is too cute not to share! Not the best pictures because the reveal was taken at a Halloween party and we were all eager to get to the eating part.

Halloween Surprise Inside Cake

Step 1: Bake your orange loaves. Any vanilla cake recipe (yes, even a box mix!) will do just fine with some orange food coloring added.

Halloween Hidden Pumpkin Cake

Step 2: Carve the pumpkin. Eat the crumbs, you won’t be needing them.

Jack-o-Lantern Surprise Cake

Ta da!


Step 3: Now, the carved pumpkin cakes go back into the loaf pans.

Halloween Cake DIY Tutorial, Step by Step

Step 4: Go ahead and cover them up with a chocolate cake batter. Again, any kind will work fine.

Step 5: Bake again until the chocolate is cooked through. Because the vanilla cake is covered by the chocolate, it’ll be fine to be baked again.

Halloween Surprise Inside Candy Corn Cake

Step 6: Decorate. I covered the cake in a simple powdered sugar/milk glaze to cold the crushed candy corns in place and make this Halloween treat even more festive.

Step 7: Slice and bask in the “ooh’s” and “ahhh’s” during the big reveal.

Candy Corn Halloween Pumpkin Cake

Every slice has a super cute (if slightly misshapen) pumpkin hiding inside. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween! I can’t wait to try this technique with other shapes–how cute would the cake be with a hidden heart inside?


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