Hump Day Snack: Christmas Surprise-Inside Cake

Christmas is full of surprises, but this Christmas Surprise Inside cake may top the list, with a special festive cake-ornament hidden in the center of the cake.
By: Jamie Lisanti
Christmas Cake

Christmas morning is already full of surprises, but we have one more idea. This recipe for a Christmas Surprise-Inside Cake looks festive (and normal!) on the outside, as beautiful ruffles of green and white icing stream down, creating the appearance of Christmas trees around the cake. But the inside hides a precious little green and red striped ornament! To assemble the surprise inside, follow the step-by-step tutorial, which shows how to hollow the center of the cake and use a cake ball mixture to form the ornament. Once assembled and covered in delicate layers of icing, slice in and watch your guests ogle in amazement at your celebratory and cheerful Christmas cake.

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