Cut this vanilla pinata cake to reveal mini Easter eggs inside. Find out how to make one yourself with my video.
Easter is just round the corner and it seems like the right time to share this Easter Egg Pinata Cake i made. It is a fun easy cake to make and children will love it. The inside of the pinata cake can be filled with whatever sweets you like. I filled the centres of mine with mini Easter eggs.
I started out by baking a vanilla cake. You can use any recipe you like. What i will suggest though, is use a dense cake or if you use a fluffy cake be sure to chill the cake properly before cutting or carving the centres. It is just easier to carve dense and chilled cakes.
I love trying out different recipes for vanilla cake. The recipe I used for this pinata cake is a vanilla butter cake which I found on Sweetapolita. I adapted it slightly by using the entire egg in the recipe rather than separating and whisking the egg whites to stiff peaks and folding it in and substituted some of the milk for sour cream. The cake had a wonderful vanilla flavour and was absolutely delicious. It is quite soft so take care when removing from the tin. Once the cake chills, the crumbs settle and it is easy to cut.
Cake Tip- When trimming or carving a cake (like this pinata cake) it is always best to work with a very chilled or almost frozen cake.
The frosting is my go to vanilla buttercream which is incredibly delicious. It is creamy , tastes like ice cream and just goes perfectly with the vanilla cake.
I baked four , 6 inch layers of vanilla cake. The first and last layer where left uncut and two had the centres cut out using circle cutter. Begin by placing the first layer of cake on a cake board and spread on some frosting. Then place one layer of cake without the centre and then apply some frosting, top with the 2nd layer without the centre. Fill the middle of the cakes with sweets of your choice. Then place the final layer of cake on top. I made video showing how it is made. If you have less than 4 minutes to spare you can have a look 🙂
Chill filled cake in the fridge for crumbs to settle then frost and decorate your cake. This was truly a fun cake to make. Have fun making yours.