Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake

 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake.

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake -  He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus' resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake.

To create your own Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake, you will need:

one boxed cake mix, prepared according to package directions
small Pyrex bowl
10×10 inch square pan
frosting of your choice (I made a buttercream and tinted it with a few Tablespoons of cocoa
milk chocolate rocks
one large cookie
Roman soldiers, plastic trees and shrubs

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray bowl and square pan with nonstick cooking spray. Fill small bowl about half full with cake batter. Pour remaining batter into square pan. Bake square pan for about 25 minutes and small bowl for about 35. Check every 5-10 minutes for doneness, especially if you are using different size pans. Cool for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on rack.

 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus' resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake.

Place square cake on cake board or serving tray. Adhere small bowl on top with a little frosting.

 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus' resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake.

Carve out a small section in the round bowl. Frost both cakes.

 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus' resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake.

Add rocks, plastic trees, and shrubs, Roman soldiers, and cookie. Make sure to let your kids help if they are interested. If you prefer, you can omit the soldiers:

 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus' resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake.

And you can frost the cookie if you prefer that look:

 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus' resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake.

It’s up to you. Just make sure that you lick the beaters when you’re done:

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  1. WOW what an amazing cake!! He is Risen, He is Risen indeed!!

  2. I love that cake! I’ll have to give it a try.

  3. I’d LOVE to try this cake! We don’t have any soldiers, though. Wonder if I can find some.

  4. Love your Resurrection Cake! My son doesn’t have any Playmobile sets yet…but your various cakes utilizing Playmobile pieces make me want to buy a few sets for him!:)

  5. I think I am going to have to do this with the kids! Great idea!

  6. My kids and I made this today. What a great idea! We could not find rock candy, so we used whole Whoppers and broken up pieces of Whoppers. Thanks for sharing this. Very very easy and fun!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      So glad it worked for you and that you were able to improvise. Some Walmarts carry the candy rocks.

  7. We were able to make this cake yesterday, my first cake was a disaster, but the second one turned out great. Thanks for the idea.

  8. Jennifer Akin says:

    The kids and I made this cake after Easter services this morning! It helped to keep our focus on our Risen Savior instead of on eggs, bunnies and candy! Thank you for sharing your creative ideas! I love your blog!

  9. That is absolutely fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Love it!!!

  11. Just showed this to the kidlets – they can’t WAIT to make it!! ha! Thanks.

  12. That is fantastic! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  13. Just finished mine! I’m emailing you a picture because i had SO MUCH FUN making it!! It’s a surprise for the kiddos tomorrow morning! I even made a little toothpick sign next to the angel to have him saying, “He is not here! He is risen!” :-)
    Thanks so much, Jessica!

  14. Oh- and I’m taking the finished product to our Easter breakfast at church with the Scripture passage printed out to sit next to it Matthew 28:2-7. And hubby just got some gauze out of the first aid kit to lay in the “tomb”!!
    Did i mention how much FUN this was??!!

  15. Amy Bergman says:

    Enjoyed making this cake with my girls this weekend. It was a hit at our family Easter dinner and brought out a lot of great conversation with our 5 and 7 yr. old. Thank you so much for sharing your idea. I think this one may become a tradition for us.

  16. This is terrific! I saw it on 247 Moms and hopped over to check it out here. Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea!

  17. Love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I just made one of these cakes. I have it as my Facebook cover photo right now, which is public, so hopefully you can see it here: https://www.facebook.com/BritishAmerican

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      I love it! The Mary and angel are great additions. So clever! Thanks for making it public so I can share with the world. ;)

  18. I am so glad I found this. I knew when I saw it on Pinterest. I had to make it.
    I’m trying to figure out a way I can link you the picture, mine turned out so cute. I luckily found chocolate rocks, at five below (like a dollar store) and they were absolutely the best part. I also used a chocolate cross and a big round of Mexican chocolate (Ibarra) for the stone. My church school 4th graders are gonna love this tomorrow. Thank you so much for this creative idea!!

  19. Oh my I love this cake! We make our annual bunny cake each year but this is so much better. Thank you very much for posting!!


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