This Surprise-Inside Dotty Cake is SO easy and really will bring a smile to everyone’s face when you slice it open. Try making a surprise-inside cake today!

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake- simple to make and sure to impress!

I’m so excited to be celebrating with my friend Amanda this week! If you don’t know Amanda she is the founder of the wildly popular blog i am baker, and author of this beautiful cookbook Surprise-Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion–with a Little Something Extra Inside. I have read this book cover to cover, and I keep coming back to it. I was so inspired that I even made my own little surprise-inside cake.

Surprise Inside Cakes Cookbook Review #surpriseinsidecakes

If you have ever been to Amanda’s blog you will see friendly,  colorful polka dots all over. They even make an appearance  all throughout her book as well. So Amanda, this cake is for you!

I know many of you look at Amanda’s cakes and you may be completely overwhelmed. However in her book Amanda gives you the option to use her delicious recipes, box mixes, or you own family favorites. I really appreciate that about her book. In this recipe I started with a store-bought pound cake loaf and finished with a box of white cake mix. Feel free to do what fits best with your schedule.

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake- save time by using a purchased pound cake for the colored dots

You just cut up and cube the pound cake into 6 equal portions. Add some frosting and a drop of food coloring to each section- be creative!

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake tutorial

Drop the cake balls into the batter. and bake as usual. That’s it! I told you it is pretty simple.

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake- this unsuspecting Bundt cake is filled with a colorful surprise!

Get ready to surprise your guests with a whimsical dotty cake. My kids were both pretty excited to cut into this. I originally planned to drizzle it with a white frosting or glaze but I felt like the cake dots were sweet enough since they were made with crushed cake plus frosting.

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake- a simple Bundt cake filled with a colorful surprise!

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake slice

I hope you try to make your own surprise-inside cake. It really is much easier than you think!

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake tutorial. This cake is MUCH easier than it looks. Surprise everyone with your mad cake skills! #surpriseinsidecakes

Surprise Inside Dotty Cake

Surprise-Inside Dotty Cake

This Surprise-Inside Dotty Cake is SO easy and really will bring a smile to everyone's face when you slice it open. Try making a surprise-inside cake today!

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  • 1 loaf mini pound cakefood coloring6 Tablespoons white frosting1 white cake mix


  • Cut pound cake into 6 even slices
  • Place a slice of pound cake, 1 drop of food coloring, and 1 Tablespoon of frosting into your mixer or food processor. Pulse for 30 seconds. Repeat this step with 6 different colors. Use each color of batter to make approximately 6 cake balls (36 colored cake balls in total).
  • Prepare your white cake according to package directions or according to your recipe. Pour a small amount into a well-greased Bundt pan. Drop a few cake balls into the batter. Continue layering the cake balls and batter.
  • Bake according to package directions or recipe.
  • Let cake cool completely before removing it from the pan.
  • To remove the cake, place a large plate over the bundt pan and while holding the plate in place, invert the pan, the cake should drop unto the plate.
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Surprise Inside Dotty Cake inspired by author Amanda Rettke #surpriseinsidecakes


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