Surprise inside Christmas tree cake. Add a surprise element to your holiday table with this stunning Christmas cake. I’m obsessed with this cute idea of hiding little trees inside a deliciously soft and moist loaf cake. Brilliant!
I’m not going to lie: I really love a tall 3-tiered cake covered with heavenly frosting. But on the other side, making a simple homemade cake has its own benefits: using basic ingredients minus nasties, having fun in the kitchen, and your creativity is the limit.
The good news is you don’t need a culinary degree to recreate this simple cake at home. We’re going to turn your favorite loaf cake into the ultimate surprise inside Christmas tree cake – just the right way to surprise your loved ones on Christmas Day.
Three Basic Parts Of This Cake
The recipe calls for two batches of cake batter, one tinted with green color. The green cake is used to create the small Christmas trees while the white batter is the main part of the loaf cake hiding the surprise trees inside.
The third part, frosting, is totally optional. However, I really love the idea of covering the loaf cake in green frosting giving it the ultimate festive look. Feel free to choose your favorite frosting, and I’ve opted for cream cheese frosting.
How To Make Christmas Tree Cake
Start with whipping up the simple and basic batter. Add a few drops of green food color to make it festive. Bake this in a lamington pan or Swiss roll pan. Once baked, leave it to cool before cutting them into cute little trees.
Next up, the trees are arranged in a straight line in the middle of the loaf pan. Whip up the white batter, and pour it into the sides. Once the cake is baked, the batter will rise and cover the trees thereby hiding them.
Finally, the frosting. Super simple cream cheese frosting tinted with green color. Pipe onto the top and sides of the cooled cake. I also like to add some festive sprinkles and powdered sugar to complete the look.
Cute and festive surprise inside Christmas tree cake to adorn your Christmas table!
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