Pumpkin Surprise Cake

filed under: Surprise Inside Cakes on October 29, 2011

I recently posed a question on facebook.

“I just made a really fun cake!! One of the main ingredients is marshmallow… any guesses on what it is??? (There may be a prize involved…)”

Rice krispy cake

Three of you guessed correctly.

Carla Smith

Marcella Simon Vander Eems

Lenita Wall

And one of you will win a copy of Sweet Confections!

What did they guess??  What kind of cake did I make that has marshmallow as a main ingredient?

A Rice Crispy Cake!

Rice crispy cake

With a surprise inside of course!

A pumpkin inside rice crispy cake with chocolate buttercream frosting!

So easy.

So fun.

And everyone’s face lit up with delight when they saw it.

Such a great way to make your loved ones smile!

Oh… and the winner of the book is Carla Smith!  Shoot me an email Carla and we’ll get that fabulous book in the mail to you. (Let me know if you try the pumpkin caramels!)

Thanks for playing everyone!

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  • becky @ the Mixing Bowl Diary says:

    HAHAH! amazing. I have never seen anything like that!!

  • Sue says:

    Ahhh, another surprise element! As if the pumpkin wasn’t surprise enough! You’re amazing, Amanda!

  • Jsakrisson says:

    So stinkin’ cute!

  • Ann P. says:

    Very adorable!! I love the “surprise” image in the middle of the cake, that’s like your signature touch! I can imagine this cake being an extra special treat for kids gathering at a friend’s house to trick-or-treat together. I’d say it’d be way better than a pillowcase full of candy 🙂

  • Debra says:

    Seriously the cutest thing I have seen!!

  • Melissa says:

    That’s such a cool looking cake!!

  • Jade says:

    I cant find the directions are they listed somewhere else?

  • raquel says:

    wow I never thought of seing this wonderful krispycake…looks so prett…very creative. I like it.

  • Peg says:

    I’ve been making my son (27!) rice crispy cakes, usually with a Star Trek theme, for years but never with the surprise center! That’s really thinking outside the box. Or do I mean inside the cake?

  • Carsedra - Sweet Tooth Desserts says:

    Wow Manda!! This is such a cool idea!! Leave it to you to come up with such a brilliant use for rice krispies!! 🙂
    Carsedra of:

  • Robyn | Add a Pinch says:

    This is adorable, Amanda!!!

  • Nic says:

    This is the best cake I have seen in a very long time. This wouldnt last very long in our house haha

  • Nic@diningwithastud says:

    This is the best cake I have seen in a very long time. This wouldnt last very long in our house haha

  • MsAB says:

    Simply Awesome! You are truly amazing!

  • Beki Cook says:

    That’s a great idea for a Halloween “trick.”

  • At Anna's kitchen table says:

    How pretty!!!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Haha you’re so creative! I bet it was super tasty 🙂

  • Kristen says:

    This is such a clever use of rice krispies! Love this cake!

  • Lisa (With Style and Grace) says:

    I’ve never seen anything like this, I’m SO impressed!!

  • Kulsum at JourneyKitchen says:

    Your surprises really blows me away! Such a fun cake, u got lucky kids 🙂

  • meaghan says:

    Oh, you silly trickster. You’re so awesome. Just posted on Edible Crafts 🙂 !

  • grace says:

    good ol’ rice krispies treats–so moldable, so tasty. 🙂

  • Ana says:

    OK, how on earth did you manage this wonderful surprise? New to Baking!!!!

  • TheChangingHouse says:

    What a beautiful and clever cake idea!
    How creative!
    I would love to know how you did this cake! There are so many different seasons I could try it for (omitting the pumpkin, of course. Perhaps frosty instead???)

  • paddleattachment says:

    Cute! What a fun fall surprise! My husband would love this cake. He’s a rice krispie treat fiend!