What Is A Bomb Cake? | CoachSweetTooth

There are different types of cakes out there, but have you ever heard of bomb cake? What is a bomb cake, you ask? Let’s find out!

Cake bombs are packed cake pops in a larger size, which is what makes them so enticing! They incorporate different flavors that explode in your mouth with all the essences. Bomb cakes are one of the most delicious and popular cakes out there and are in trend.

Cake bombs are packed cake pops. They're made up of cake and icing wrapped around a delectable filling in the middle. After that, it's all dipped in chocolate. The majority of the cores are decadent Italian buttercream, but others have cream cheese frosting, caramel, or cookie dough centers too.

When it comes to cake bombs, we have various flavors to choose from. For example, there is a vanilla velvet cake bomb with a cream cheese icing center, sprinkled with red chocolate crumbs, and dipped in chocolate. This is perhaps a signature bomb cake and we guarantee you’ll love it.

After conducting our research and studying various recipes, we have put together this guide to help you understand what a bomb cake is and how it’s made.

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What Is a Bomb Cake?

Cake bombs are all about having a good time and being cheerful at a celebration. We hardly ever have time to enjoy ourselves and relax because of our hectic schedules, but special occasions provide us with the opportunity to do so. When it comes to festivities, every event requires a delectable cake to make it more memorable. Those were the days when you could throw a party with just plain old cakes. Now, we all want something unique and trendy, and when it comes to trendy, Bomb Cake is the latest craze.

These amazing new cakes resemble hand grenades and pop open to reveal a delectably delicious cake. If you're even remotely active on social media, you're probably aware of how amazing they look. Still have reservations? Let us assist you in making your selection by providing you with some interesting information about bomb cakes and why you should absolutely try them, so read on and make your decision!

Trendy and Delicious

Okay, we know we've said it before, but it's true! These cakes appear to be a lot of fun, and they're also in the limelight these days. Imagine getting a chocolate bomb cake for your special occasion and having a ball in every way! How great will blasting cake videos look on your Instagram? We're sure you can see it as well!

Element of Surprise

If you're looking for a way to surprise someone, this cake is ideal. No one knows what kind of cake is within until the top is burned off and the cake busts open. In fact, since this cake is relatively new, many people are unfamiliar with it, so when they figure out what it is, it will come as a nice surprise.

Best For Children

We all know how much kids enjoy unique and peculiar things. A bomb cake is no different and could be the perfect birthday cake for them! Can’t you just imagine the priceless look on your child’s face when they jump up and down with delight, eager to devour the scrumptious cake?


We can all agree on one thing now: most fun cakes are a bit sloppy, right? This one, though, is different. Bomb cakes are as simple as they come; simply light the top like a candle, the shell will burst open to expose a delicate cake, and cut the cake as usual. It's simple, uncomplicated, and quite cool.

Simple to Operate

If you believe the bomb cake recipe is difficult, you are mistaken! Yes, placing and setting up the cake in the shell is a little challenging at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's a lot of fun. Plus, when you order this cake, you will receive the shell, which you may reuse. Yes, the explosion may not work again, but you can modify it and use it as a prop at your next party.


All of the preceding statements are 100% accurate, and we cannot stress how delicate and delicious this beautiful dessert really is. So go ahead and order it and have a boom-ing party! For all your hot drinks this winter, learn how to make hot chocolate bombs at home filled with your favorite snacks! With cocoa mix and a lot of marshmallows, they're sparkly and simple to make. Check out this tutorial to get some inspiration.

Bomb of hot chocolate

These hot chocolate bombs are large chocolate balls loaded with cocoa mix, candy, and marshmallows, then dipped in chocolate and sprinkled on top. The chocolate shell melts when you pour hot milk over them, releasing a delectable delight. After that, you may indulge in some delectable homemade hot chocolate.

You'll get a warm drink rich in chocolate and with all your favorite sweets within, just like our favorite handmade hot chocolate recipe with whipped cream. A hot cake is ideal during the winter months for keeping warm or sharing with your loved one on a special day.

For the chocolate sphere, gather the following materials and ingredients:

  • Chocolate: A chocolate bar with a chocolate wrapper. You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate to build your spheres.
  • Thermometer: A thermometer is very important for tempering chocolate.
  • Sphere mold: Either a silicone mold for manufacturing chocolate balls or an acrylic mold for making homemade chocolate.

Chocolate tempering for gleaming bombs

Use couverture chocolate, which has more cocoa butter and melts more easily than chocolate chips, to make beautiful shells. Although working with chocolate is impressive, tempering chocolate is a simple procedure. The chocolate is melted while following a temperature curve in this tempering procedure. This produces a more flawless outcome, with the chocolate shining and substantial.

How to Make a Chocolate Bomb?

  • Dark chocolate: Melt at 50-55 degrees Celsius (122-131 degrees Fahrenheit), cool to 28-29 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit), and use at 31-32 degrees Celsius (87-89 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Melt milk chocolate at 45-50 degrees Celsius, cool to 27-28 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit), and use at 29-30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • Melt white chocolate at 45°C (80°F), chill at 26°C (80°F), and use at 28°C (82°F).
  • Melt the chocolate in 20 second increments in a double boiler or in the microwave. (Depending on the chocolate you're using, follow the temperature curves)
  • Use a brush or the back of a tiny spoon to apply the chocolate to the mold.
  • Unmold the chocolate shells gently.
  • Chocolate and sprinkles can be used to decorate your explosives.
  • Fill the insides of your shells with filler and join them together with welding (see technique below)
  • Enjoy!

How to simply attach the two chocolate spheres together

There is a really simple and straightforward approach to adhering the two chocolate pieces together! Heat a plate in the microwave for about 1 minute, then place your shells on top for a few moments. The heat from the plate will melt the chocolate, allowing you to attach the two shells together to form the bombs.

As you nibble on bomb cakes with your loved ones, make your festivities more enjoyable and full of surprises. Explore and order several flavors, and have the treat brought to your door by ordering a cake bomb!


Karen Sladyk

Karen Sladyk

Karen Sladyk has been studying and teaching cake decorating topics and culinary crafting projects for over 30 years. She has multiple awards-including first place finishes-in a variety of shows and conferences. She has made and or sold hundreds of dessert-themed gifts, masterpieces, and crafts. She enjoys the challenge of problem-solving chocolate issues in show pieces and making chocolate accessible to all people.

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