Looking for your toddler’s birthday cake ideas? Piñata cake is a cake that your little ones will surely be delighted with because it hides a sweet surprise inside!


Biscuit *

  • 4 haha
  • 200 g of smooth flour
  • 1/2 baking powder
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 1 vanilla sugar
  • 100 ml of liquid yogurt
  • 100 ml of water
  • 60 ml of oil

* The ingredients are enough to prepare one, and it needs to be baked dva a biscuit like this.

Ganache cream

  • 400 ml of sweet cream
  • 200 g of cooking chocolate

Butter cream

  • 200 g room temperature butter
  • 350 g of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 30 ml of milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla flavoring
  • food coloring


First, prepare the chocolate ganache cream. Heat the sweet cream to boiling and remove from the heat. Add the crushed chocolate and stir until melted. Allow the cream to cool to room temperature and then in the refrigerator.
While the cream cools, bake the biscuits. Whisk the egg yolks with the sugar and vanilla sugar, then add the yoghurt, water and oil. Combine all ingredients, then add flour mixed with baking powder, and finally lightly stir in the beaten egg whites.
Pour the biscuit mixture into a round baking tin (Ø = 24 cm) lined with greaseproof paper. Bake the biscuit for 35-40 minutes at a temperature of 180 ºC. Use a toothpick to make sure the dough is baked. Prepare the second biscuit in the same way just add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of milk.
Cut the cooled biscuits into two equal parts. When the chocolate cream has cooled, mix it briefly. Leave the whole biscuits for the base and top of the cake, and cut the middle of the ones in the center with a glass. On the biscuits that remain the whole cup, just mark the middle so you know how far you need to spread the cream.

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Place the whole biscuit on the cake base and coat it with a little cream. Then apply the biscuits with the hole and coat both with cream. Before you put the last biscuit, fill the cake with chocolate candies, and leave a few for decoration.

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Whisk the butter with the sugar and salt, then add the milk, vanilla flavor and a little food coloring. Coat the whole cake with cream and decorate with a few colorful candies. The piñata cake is ready!

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Sweet advice

If you are not a fan of butter cream, you can use whipped sweet cream to decorate the cake.

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Photo: Jannette Razum