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M&M’s Surprise Cake: You’re In For A Real Treat!

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If you’re searching for the perfect children’s birthday cake, you can now stop and relay. Our multi-colored surprise cake that’s cheap to make will bring joy to children of all ages!

Surprise Cake with Bright Filling

Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Cakes & Pastries


  • Springform pans
  • Bowl
  • Large sharp knife


  • 4 eggs
  • 8.8 oz soft butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  • 1 pinch salt
  • red food coloring
  • 14 oz M&M's for filling
  • 1.5 cups cream cheese
  • 3.2 oz soft butter
  • 1.8 cups icing sugar
  • 14 oz M&M's for decoration


  • Mix all the batter ingredients together in a bowl. Halve the mixture and color one half with red food coloring. Place a food can in the middle of one of the springform pans and spread the plain-colored batter around the can. Put the red-colored batter in the other pan. Bake both for 25 minutes at 320°F.
  • Once the pans come out of the oven, leave them to cool before removing the cake. Cut the red cake in half horizontally using a large sharp knife.
  • Beat the butter together with the cream cheese, and then add the icing sugar. Spread the lower half of the red cake with a ring of cream cheese icing, but don't put any in the center. Place the plain cake ring on top of the icing and fill the hole in the center with M&M's. Spread another layer of cream cheese icing on top of the plain cake ring. Place the second half of the red sponge on top.
  • Cover the cake completely with an even layer of the cream cheese icing. Arrange the second portion of M&M's in a pattern of your choice on the top and around the sides of the cake.


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The particular charm of this cake is that, not only does it look like a colorful celebration cake, but after the first cut you get to enjoy the surprise of the filling inside. And if that’s not enough, when it comes to making a tasty cake, you can’t go wrong with a classic sponge, cream cheese icing and chocolate!