12 Cakes With Surprising Insides, Because It's Time To Give Your Dessert An Upgrade
In our books, all cake is good cake—but any cake can easily be made better with an unexpected ingredient. Some of the best culinary creations are cakes with surprising insides, mostly because there's hardly anything better than a dessert that tastes even better than it looks. Who could be opposed to such a sweet surprise?
There's no better feeling than digging into a cake and discovering something delicious that you hadn't quite anticipated. From marshmallow fillings to injected frosting, these surprise inside ingredients all take the cake.
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It may look absurdly complicated, but A Beautiful Mess’s peekaboo cake is fairly simple to make. Just think of it as a cake within a cake—cakeception, if you will.
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Velvet Brownie Swirl Cake
Now you don’t have to choose between a brownie and a slice of cake. A Spicy Perspective’s swirled bundt cake gives you the best of both worlds.
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Chocolate S'Mores Pudding Cake
Molten Lava Cake
We all love this restaurant classic. It’s time you learn how to make it yourself, with the help of Table for Two.
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Jelly Doughnut Coffee Cake
If you’re a sucker for a jam-filled doughnut, then The Crepes of Wrath’s comforting jelly coffee cake is right up your alley.
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Oreo Surprise Inside Cake
We’ve heard of Oreo cupcakes before, but this Oreo-stuffed cake by A Farmgirl’s Dabbles takes things to the next level.
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Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Swirl Bundt Cake
Instead of just smearing cream cheese icing on top of your carrot cake, follow Mel’s Kitchen Cafe’s trick to making your whole dessert a frosting-filled delicacy.
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Pudding-Filled Chocolate Cake
For a lighter option than fudge-filled cake, Something Swanky uses pudding for a surprisingly creamy inside.
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S'Mores Campfire Cake
Marshmallow filling makes A Beautiful Mess’s campfire-inspired dessert reminiscent of one of our favorite summer snacks.
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Peaches and Cream Sheet Cake
There’s nothing quite like cutting into a cake and discovering a smattering of Funfetti. My Name is Yeh makes our childhood favorite from scratch.
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