Pinata Cake is a Huge Hit with the Kids!

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Making a pinata cake isn’t as hard as it sounds. I was quite surprised by just how simple is was to make!

Pinata Cake Ingredients:
  • A ball pan form
  • Cake batter
  • Non-stick spray (such as Baker’s Joy)
  • Frosting
  • Filling for the cake (I used jelly beans)


1.  Preheat your oven to 325 and prepare your cake batter as usual. (1 standard box mix will fill both forms.) Spray both forms with non-stick spray, fill with batter and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool in the forms for 20 minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack.

2.  Once the cakes are completely cool, put them back into the pan and remove some of the center. This will create a cavity to put your filling in. Do this to both halves.

3.  Once both halves are hollowed out, remove them from the pan and cut the rounded side of one flat so it will sit flat. Spread frosting around the edge of one form and place the other half of the cake on top to form a ball. Cut a small hole in the top of the cake, saving the cake you have removed. Fill the cake with jelly beans or other candies.

4.  Once filled, put the cake piece back in the hole and you are ready to frost the cake! If you don’t have a ball form, you could use a small casserole dish.

pinata cake

I decorated this one to look like a Pokeball for my nephew’s birthday. His eyes bugged out when he realized it was more than just a regular cake!  Every kid at the party asked for one for their birthday and so did half of the adults! I have a feeling I’m going to get a lot of use out of that ball form in the months to come.


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