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Cake in Eggs

Fool your family today by serving them hard boiled eggs for dessert… then watch their faces as they peel open a mini cake!


  1. Tap a small hole in the bottom of each egg and allow the insides to come out. We suggest using a chopstick to help.
  2. Rinse the inside of each empty eggshell.
  3. Soak all the eggshells in salt water for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggshells from water and let them dry for about 15 minutes.
  5. Using aluminum foil, create little “nests” in a cupcake pan.
  6. Place an eggshell in each nest with the hole facing upwards.
  7. Prepare cake batter according to box steps.
  8. Using a piping bag, fill each eggshell ¾ with the cake batter.
  9. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
  10. Use a knife to peel off any excess cake around the eggshell.
  11. Cool. Peel. And enjoy!