Strawberry and White Chocolate Surprise Cake

This pretty in pink (and white) Strawberry and White Chocolate Surprise Cake is a delicious bake perfect to make for a loved one on Valentines Day. Each slice hides a little strawberry heart surprise too.

Strawberry and White Chocolate Surprise Cake

Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to bake this gorgeous Strawberry and White Chocolate Surprise Cake for someone special. Or maybe just bake it because cakes are for every day and not just February the 14th lol!

The ‘surprise’ part of this cake is that inside each slice is little love heart, albeit a strawberry heart. Well, ok so half a  strawberry but they are red and look a little like a heart shape. 

The great thing about adding a strawberry piece inside the cake batter, is that it adds a lovely sweet burst of colour and sweetness to each slice. 

The cake is decorated with drizzles of white chocolate, some heart shaped marshmallows (Dr.Oetker) and some edible pink sprinkles. Nothing too fancy, but pretty to look at nonetheless.

I think this cake makes a real centrepiece.

A pretty cake, perfect to share with someone special or lots of special someones. 

Here is the recipe for my Strawberry and White Chocolate Surprise Cake

Strawberry and White Chocolate Surprise Cake
Cook time
Total time
Serves: 16
  • 125g butter
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  • approx 8-9 strawberries, cut in half length ways
  • *Decoration*
  • 50g white chocolate
  • heart shaped marshmallows
  • edible pink sugar crystals (or some other pink edible sprinkles)
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  2. Gently melt the butter and white chocolate together ,leave to cool slightly
  3. Place the flour, sugar and eggs into a bowl ad mix well
  4. Pour in the melted butter mixture, and beat well to incorporate it into the other ingredients.
  5. Take a 22cm Gugelhupf Tin and grease it well
  6. Pour in ⅓ of the cake mixture into the tin
  7. Stand the strawberry pieces in the tin as per my photo
  8. Pour over the remaining cake batter and smooth over as best you can
  9. Bake in the oven for approx 35-40 minutes until cooked right through
  10. Leave to cool
  11. Remove the cake from your tin and turn over onto your cake plate
  12. Melt the chocolate and drizzle it over the cake as wildly or as neatly as you like
  13. Decorate with the marshmallows and pink sprinkles

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I baked this cake in a Gugelhupf Tin that I was sent by Prestige for the purpose of a review. The tin makes a lovely shaped cake and it features their Cushion Smart™ non-stick interior which ensures better browning, faster heating and exceptional food release. It is true that my cake slipped out of the tin very easily once it was baked and cooled. It also wakes very easily with warm soapy water and a cloth.

Bake of the Week 

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Welcome to a new Bake of the Week. Thank you to everyone who linked up last week, all very delicious and perfect bakes for celebrations. Here they are:

Starting with Helen’s fantastic Football Cake – so neat and perfectly iced. 

Jen’s very own birthday Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

Kat’s pretty Valentines inspired Red Velvet Cupcakes 

Cute little Cheese Straws by Nicola 

Another Valentine inspired recipe for Romantic Rose Cupcakes by Jane

An amazing Vegan DF, GF and egg free Tiramisu Dessert by Peachicks Bakery 

Such striking coloured Mini Strawberry Jam and Cream Tarts by Jess 

What a cool Super Mario birthday cake by Louise 

My easy to make and delicious Creme Egg Meringue Nests 

Now to choose a favourite Bake of the Week…….. I am going with Jess’s Mini Strawberry Jam and Cream Tarts because I just love their colour and shine!

The new linky opens every Thursday with a new Roundup, hosted by myself and Helen . The bakes linked up will be shared widely across Twitter, Pinterest, Stumble Upon, Facebook (when possible) & G+ . Also, all linked up bakes will have a link in the following week’s roundup and comments. If you can, please visit a couple of other entrants and let them know where you found them by leaving #BakeoftheWeek.

Furthermore, there is now a Bake of the Week Facebook group . Anyone with an interest in baking is invited to to join. We hope to build a real community of like-minded bakers from all areas. You don’t need to be a professional – Newbie questions are totally welcome. It is a safe place where no question is too basic or advanced. The link to add yourself is HERE

Please do link up your new #BakeoftheWeek here:

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22 comments / Add your comment below

  1. This cake is brilliant! I love the strawberry surprise in each slice and it looks so pretty the way it’s decorated with the marshmallows. Just perfect for Valentines Day!

  2. What a beautiful cake, pretty as a picture. I’m not keen on strawberries but I guess I could just swap them for raspberries and it’s turn out fairly similar.

  3. I loved your cake when I first saw it on Instagram! The strawberry surprise is such a great idea! 🙂 x

  4. Only just seen that I made bake of the week! Thank you so much Jenny 🙂 Made my day! And your cake looks absolutely gorgeous! The filling is such a nice surprise! x

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