The secrets of the piñata cake

Beyond the reveal of its flavour and layers, hidden previously by a coat of modesty icing, the cutting of a cake rarely elicits gasps of delight and surprise.

Enter the 'piñata cake'. What looks like a simple cake hides an avalanche of lollies that come tumbling from it the moment the first slice is removed. 

Its simplicity and versatility make it as perfect for a kid's birthday party (filled with colourful Smarties, M&Ms or any other kid-friendly candy) as it is for a grown up (think chocolate cake filled with Malteasers, covered in malt icing). 

Find the full recipe at News.com.au

 This innocent-looking cake holds many surprises.  Photography, recipe and styling by Tristan Lutze for News.com.au. Copyright 2017.

This innocent-looking cake holds many surprises. Photography, recipe and styling by Tristan Lutze for News.com.au. Copyright 2017.