Last Updated on May 28, 2020
16. Surprise Name Cake
My daughter would love this for her birthday! Only one problem; her name is way too long. I suppose this would really only work for shorter names with 3 or 4 letters, but it sure is a fun surprise!
17. Peekaboo Star Loaf
I love the colors on this one! It was made with a raspberry quick bread recipe, and the lovely stars are a nice contrast. This would be fitting for the 4th of July, too. Perhaps just use a red velvet cake in place of the raspberry. Or, add a bit of food coloring to a white cake recipe. So many possibilities!
18. Surprise Flag Cake
The great thing about this cake is that every individual slice represents an American flag, so even when it's all cut up it's just as exciting! There's no need for anything fancy on the outside; just plain white frosting is a fantastic way to cover the surprise hidden inside.
19. Peekaboo Pumpkin Pound Cake
With a brown butter pecan icing! YUM. You have to love Fall and all of the warm colors and flavors of the season. It's the time of year when friends and family get together, and this recipe is sure to add that “wow factor” to your next gathering.
Make the apple surprise with an apple cookie cutter from Amazon.
20. Surprise Candy Corn Cupcakes
For whatever reason, candy corn is a serious weakness of mine. I'm usually a huge chocolate fan, but in the Fall, I've always got a jar full of those orange, yellow and white irresistible candies! You can only imagine my delight when I found a recipe that included the concept of my favorite candy stuffed into a chocolate cupcake!
21. Halloween Surprise Cake
It's amazing how mixing and swirling a few different colors of cake batter can completely transform a cake from boring to brilliant!
22. Pumpkin Surprise Cake
Adorned with a green stem and all! Halloween is my favorite time of year to whip up new, exciting, and sometimes frightening recipes. I have yet to master a good cake, but this one is definitely worth giving a try. The dark chocolate cake is the perfect contrast to that bright orange pumpkin hidden inside!
23. 3-D Pumpkin Cookies
As if these 3-D pumpkin cookies are awesome enough, they are stuffed with candy as a fun surprise! I like the idea of wrapping these up individually in cellophane to keep them fresh, tying them off with a pretty ribbon and gift tag, and then giving them away as gifts around the holidays.