Surprise cake

Preparation time

> 30 min




8 pers.
Occasion Birthday For Kids

Our surprise cake, filled with hidden Smarties, is a hit with kids and adults alike.



  • For the cake:
  • 125g dark chocolat Cailler Cuisine (64%)
  • 125g soft butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 145g sugar
  • 1/2 pinch salt
  • 230g ground almonds
  • 50g flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 100g of Smarties®
  • For the ganache:
  • 100g full cream
  • 125g dark chocolate Cailler Crémant (46 %)
  • 35g soft butter
  • a tin (Ø 22 cm)
  • a whisk
  • a spatula
  • a pan
  • a bowl


Preparation time

> 30 min

Total Time

Approx. 1h40 min
  1. 1Cream the soft butter, egg yolks, sugar and salt until light and fluffy.
  2. 2Add the melted chocolate.
  3. 3Add the ground almonds, flour and baking powder.
  4. 4Beat the egg whites until stiff and carefully fold them into the mixture.
  5. 5Put the mixture into a tin (Ø 22cm).
  6. 6Bake for 45min in an oven at 180°C.
  7. 7When the cake has cooled down, cut it horizontally in the middle. Then cut a hole in the middle of the bottom layer using a round pastry cutter.
  8. 8Let the cake pieces cool down. Fill the cake's hole with Smarties® and cover them with the cake lid to hide them.
  9. 9For the ganache: chop up the chocolate and place in a bowl. Bring the cream to the boil and pour into the chocolate. Mix thoroughly and let it cool down until the mixture is lukewarm. Add the soft butter and mix again.
  10. 10Cover the cake with the ganache while it is still warm.