This Chocolate Mint Peek-A-Boo Christmas Pound Cake may look unassuming from the outside but hiding inside are little green Christmas trees.
It has been quite a while since I made a reveal cake and I was excited to be asked by Dixie Crystals to create this Peek-A-Boo Christmas Pound Cake for them recently.
To create a cake like this you need to bake two cakes. The first mint-flavored pound cake is cut into slices and then cut into Christmas tree shapes using a small cookie cutter.
Then the trees are arranged in mint-flavored chocolate pound cake batter and the whole thing is baked again.
If you've never made a peek-a-boo style cake be assured that the cake that is baked twice surprisingly stays quite moist. Over the years I've made a Birthday Reveal Cake, a Marry Me? Reveal Cake, an I Love You Reveal Cake, a Polka Dot Reveal Semifreddo, a St. Patrick’s Day Reveal Cake, a 4th of July Reveal Cake, a Rainbow Semifreddo, and a Christmas Ornament Reveal Cake.
I even made a 4 layer wedding cake that when cut revealed the name of the bride and groom.
This Christmas surprise cake is definitely a lot easier than that wedding cake or most of my reveal cakes for that matter, yet no matter what is hiding inside, when you cut into one of these cakes people are really impressed.
If you'd like to see the recipe to make this Chocolate Thin Mint Peek-A-Boo Christmas Pound Cake head over to the Dixie Crystals website, here.
More reveal cakes! See the links above.