Easter Egg Hunt Pound Cake

by Jennifer on March 10, 2013

in Awesome Treats, Cakes, Easter Desserts

Easter Egg Hunt Pound Cake by Not Your Momma's Cookie

Sometimes, I think I’ve made up childhood memories. Case in point: Easter egg hunts.

I feel I’ve done one before. But, honestly, I can’t remember one. So, I’m wondering if I’ve somehow convinced myself that I did, indeed, participate in this annual Easter ritual. That I just imagined myself in a frilly dress, hunting around the yard for brightly colored eggs and now, as an adult, I believe it to be true.

In honor of my questionable childhood memories, I hid an Easter egg for you…inside of a pound cake!

When my lovely and amazing blogging friend Hani, from Haniela’s, invited to me to participate in an Easter Extravaganza, how could I say no? I’ve had a lot of fun with surprise inside cupcakes (like this, this, and this) and I decided to try it with a pound cake instead.

Here’s how you do it:

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Easter Egg Hunt Pound Cake
 
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Recipe type: Cake
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 boxes of pound cake mix (feel free to substitute 2 batches of your favorite pound cake recipe) plus required ingredients (egg, butter, etc.)
  • Food coloring
  • Egg-shaped cookie cutter
Instructions
  1. Prepare one box of pound cake mix. Grease and flour an 9×5 loaf pan. Preheat oven according to box directions.
  2. Divide batter into several different colors.
  3. Spoon each color batter into the loaf pan, resulting in different colored layers.
  4. Bake according to box directions. Let cool.
  5. Slice bread into several slices. Cut out an egg shape from each slice (my egg cutter was too large, so I used the largest part of a snowman cutter and then trimmed it).
  6. Prepare other box of pound cake mix. Place a small layer of plain batter into the bottom of a 9×5 loaf pan. Add egg shapes in a line down the middle.
  7. Spoon the remaining plain batter around the egg shapes, covering completely. Bake as directed. Slice to see shapes!

Please check out all of these amazing Easter creations! 

3D Easter Bunny by Marielle – De Koekenbakkers

Chick Cupcakes by Robin – Bird On A Cake

Mrs. Bunny Centerpiece by Myriam – Chapix Cookies

Cheesecake Easter Eggs by Beth – Hungry Happenings

Cho “Bunny” Greek Yogurt Pops by Jill – Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons

Hidden Easter Eggs by Stephanie – Ellie’s Bites

Easter Egg Cupcakes by Liz – Hoosier Homemade

Easter Treat Pouches by Elena – Just Me

Mini Meringue Cake by Karyn – Pint Sized Baker

Bunny Cake by Kathia – Pink Little Cake

Easter Gumball Machine by Marlyn – Montreal Confections

Easter Island by Laura – A Dozen Eggs Bake Shoppe

Easter Bunny Sandwich by Michelle – Creative Food

Bunny Garland by Sue – Munchkin Munchies

Egg Hunt Pound Cake by Jennifer – Not Your Momma’s Cookie

Dutch Easter Egg by Lorraine – Lorraine’s Cookies

Easter Egg Painting Chicks by Mike – Semi Sweet

Easter Basket Cookies by Amber – Sweet Ambs Cookies

The Carrot Patch Cake by Kim – The Partiologist

Cookie Bunny Pop by Meaghan – The Decorated Cookie

Pretzel Bunnies by Sarah – Miss CandiQuik

I, Robot Egg Cookie by Hani – Haniela’s

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1 Marlyn March 10, 2013 at 10:26 am

Great tutorial I always wondered how they got these designs in the middle of cakes. Thanks for sharing. Marlyn from Montreal Confections

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2 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 10:36 am

Thanks so much, Marlyn!

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3 Beth @ Hungry Happenings March 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

What a clever technique for a surprise reveal cake. I was trying to figure out how to make a curved rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day and this is perfect.

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4 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 10:50 am

Thanks, Beth! :)

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5 Mike March 10, 2013 at 10:48 am

I’ve loved all your baked surprises and you made another awesome one with this hidden Easter egg! Very resourceful with the snowman cutter too!

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6 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Thanks, Mike!

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7 Michelle | Creative Food March 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

You just blew my mind! Absolutely LOVE this! I love how you made the egg multiple colors!!!! WOW. (jaw is still on the floor)

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8 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

Ahhh, thank so much, Michelle! I loved your bunny lunch! :)

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9 Karyn - Pint Sized Baker March 10, 2013 at 11:01 am

Love it! The fun colors inside are amazing!

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10 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

Thanks, Karyn! :)

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11 Lisa@hooplapalooza March 10, 2013 at 11:05 am

wow this is SO cool-my kids would co crazy cutting it to see the surprise inside :)

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12 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thanks so much, Lisa!

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13 Bee March 10, 2013 at 12:09 pm

AAH! That is adorable, and the concept couldn’t be more perfect. (Nevermind the fact that that hiding pictures in cakes is a) my new favorite thing and b) really not as scary as I thought it was going to be.)

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14 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Thank you, Bee! I love making surprise inside treats! :)

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15 The Partiologist March 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Love love love the look of these – the bright egg inside will be quite the surprise!

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16 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Thanks, Kim! And, holy cow, I’m in LOVE with your carrot cake! Perfection :)

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17 Janine - sugarkissed.net March 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Now that’s my kind of Easter egg hunt!

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18 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Thanks, Janine! :)

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19 meaghan (the decorated cookie) March 10, 2013 at 1:17 pm

I said the same thing to Liz, I’m a total sucker for stuff inside cakes! Because I’ve never tried it and find it terribly clever. This is so awesome, hunting for the egg in the pound cake. So so awesome!

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20 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Thank you so much, Meaghan! :)

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21 Lora March 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

So cute! I love cakes with surprises inside. this one is so much fun.

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22 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Thank you, Lora! They are so fun to make :)

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23 Melissa {Simply Sweets by Honeybee} March 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm

This is so neat. I love it!

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24 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Thanks, Melissa! :)

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25 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts March 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Such a clever idea!! I have a feeling mine wouldn’t look nearly as cute.

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26 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I bet yours would DEFINITELY be just as cute, Erin! :)

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27 Elizabeth March 10, 2013 at 5:54 pm

This bread should be the definition of easter treats! It’s so colorful and wonderful!

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28 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Thanks, Elizabeth! :)

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29 Liz@HoosierHomemade March 10, 2013 at 6:19 pm

How cool! I love the surprise inside!

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30 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Thank you, Liz! :)

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31 Robin @ Bird On A Cake March 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I just love how you did this, thanks for the tutorial! And I love the swirly colors in the egg. :)

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32 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Thanks, Robin :)

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33 Sue {munchkin munchies} March 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Jennifer, You are too funny! I really need to make one of these “surprise inside” cakes. Yours is wonderful! This is my kind of Easter egg hunt:)

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34 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Aww, thank you, Sue! :)

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35 Rachael March 10, 2013 at 8:15 pm

You’re so full of great ideas, Jennifer!

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36 Jennifer March 10, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Aww, thank you, Rachael! :)

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37 hani@haniela's March 10, 2013 at 10:12 pm

I just learned somethign new. I only used this method with icecream cakes but didn’t quite know I can make a cake with a surprise like this. Very cool!

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38 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

Thanks, Hani! :)

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39 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious March 11, 2013 at 4:02 am

Haha I’m not sure if I’ve done an easter egg hunt before either. Maybe I have? Am I making up memories too? Oh well – I’ll still have to make this pound cake. It’s super cute!

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40 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 8:00 am

Thanks, Chung-Ah! :)

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41 susie March 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

so clever! charming cake, and poundcake is ideal with some of those great berries coming in! back before the plastic eggs, we hunted real eggs at my Grandmas. But one pesky little egg was left unfound….until…apparently my Grandmas was beside herself with the odor!

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42 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 9:03 am

Haha – oh no! The downfall of using real eggs! It makes for a funny story though :)

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43 Sarah @ Miss Candiquik March 11, 2013 at 10:05 am

love this – great tutorial, I am going to push myself to make one of these someday :)

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44 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 10:21 am

Thanks so much, Sarah! :)

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45 Carrie's Creations March 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

what a fun surprise!

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46 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

Thanks, Carrie! :)

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47 Myri (ChapixCookies March 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

It is amazing how easy it is to make a cake that I thought would be very difficult to do. Congratulations, your project is fantastic!

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48 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Thanks so much, Myri!

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49 Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons March 11, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Such a fun cake…will have to try this!:)

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50 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Thanks, Jill!

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51 Kathia March 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I keep telling myself that I have to make a cake with designs inside, thanks for te tutorial. You always have such fun ideas.

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52 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Thanks, Kathia! :)

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53 Tasha @ ThatsSoYummy March 11, 2013 at 8:03 pm

This pound cake is too cute, thanks for the tutorial!!!!

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54 Jennifer March 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Thanks, Tasha! :)

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55 Elena March 12, 2013 at 5:57 am

so cool! I love how you got all of those colors into your easter egg center! I was always in awe of these types of cakes, and now you have me thinking I may be able to pull it off :)

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56 Jennifer March 12, 2013 at 8:11 am

Thanks, Elena! It is MUCH easier than it seems, I promise! :)

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57 Amanda March 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

OMG you have to bake 2 cakes for this one! That’s motivation!

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58 Jennifer March 13, 2013 at 8:20 am

It’s not so bad, especially when you’re using mixes ;)

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59 Paula March 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm

Very cute cake. The kids will love slicing into this!

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60 Jennifer March 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Thanks, Paula! :)

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61 Wendy March 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm

This must be so much fun to make because the finished cake has to cause smiles! Thanks so much for the pictures on the process. They make the directions that much easier to follow. :)

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62 Jennifer March 18, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Thanks, Wendy!

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63 Cheryl March 21, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I’ve been seeing a lot of cakes with surprise middles lately and I had no idea how to go about making one. Great tutorial!! I’d love to have you link up to my Easter edition of Family Fun Friday! http://www.momsandmunchkins.ca/2013/03/21/family-fun-easter/

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64 Jennifer March 22, 2013 at 9:53 am

Thanks, Cheryl!

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