How To: 5 Deliciously Clever Surprise-Inside Desserts You Have to Try

5 Deliciously Clever Surprise-Inside Desserts You Have to Try

Surprise desserts (aka peekaboo desserts) are a gorgeous way to celebrate anything, whether it's a birthday, new baby, or just a brand new day. You can pretty much hide anything you want inside: candy, a cool design, and even other desserts. To help inspire you, try one of these fun-filled desserts out for a special, photo-worthy occasion. Then get creative and try out your own ideas (and make sure to share them with us when you're done).

1. Piñata Cupcakes or Cakes

Baking piñata cupcakes or cakes is one of the easiest ways to surprise your guests, friends, or family. You just make your favorite baked treat, hollow it out, and fill it with your candies of choice. Get the full tutorial here.

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These days, hidden surprise cakes are a popular way for parents to reveal the gender of their babies. This simple tutorial by Betty Crocker shows you how to put it together with blue or pink candies.

Image via Betty Crocker

2. Ferrero Rocher Stuffed Cupcakes

Bake a Ferrero Rocher inside chocolate cupcakes for a decadent, crispy, and nutty surprise. A Ferrero Rocher is a whole roasted hazelnut, hazelnut cream, and vegetable oil inside a wafer shell dipped in chocolate and hazelnut pieces. Fun fact: these chocolates are made by Ferrero SpA, which also makes Nutella, as well as Kinder Surprise, a chocolate egg with a hidden toy inside (which are banned in the U.S.).

Image via Bakerita

3. Ice Cream Cupcakes

Combine two of the most beloved treats into one with this dessert mash-up by Crazy for Crust. Stuff your already-baked cupcakes with ice cream and you'll be known as the hostess with the mostess.

Image via Crazy for Crust

4. Brownie-Stuffed Cookies

Take soft and chunky to another level with these brownie-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. They're the gift that keeps on giving!

Image via Scarlet Scorch Droppers

5. Festive Holiday-Themed Cakes

This leprechuan trap cake by Not Martha has a rainbow hiding inside, and is the perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert. There's even a trap-door on top underneath the chocolate gold coins!

Image via Not Martha

For a more American surprise, bake a flag cake filled with a patriotic red, white, and blue filling that's revealed when you slice into it. Get the full tutorial here.

Images via Glorious Treats

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Cover image via Crazy for Crust, Not Martha, Betty Crocker

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