A beautiful and easy New Year’s Eve Cake recipe in style of a semi Fault Line Cake design – it’s gold, it has glitter on it, perfect to start into the new year! Beyond this beautiful look of this cake the taste is simply amazing and I can tell you, you won’t get enough of it. It is a cookie dough cake! Moist vanilla cake with lots of chocolate chunks, a light vanilla German buttercream with pieces of chewy cookie dough. This is when chocolate chip cookie meets cake.
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Simple Fault Line Cake
First, what is a fault line cake? Let me explain to you by showing you how to make a fault line cake, it usually starts with a plain white cake which is perfectly wrapped in a frosting. Then we pipe some more frosting on the bottom and top of the cake, leaving out the middle part and scrape it evenly off. The outcome are two fault lines in the middle of the cake. Often the line is painted with another color, but every fault line cake tutorial differs. I love the simplicity of simple fault line cake ideas, thus I came up with this idea.
How to make a Single Fault Line Cake Tutorial
And to make it even easier I decided to only go with a single fault line cake, so here I’m showing you how to make a semi fault line cake tutorial! This fault line cake for beginners is really easy to make! Once the cake is wrapped in Swiss meringue buttercream, we color the remaining buttercream in a nice goldish color for a happy New Year Cake design.
Then we evenly pipe circles around the cake, beginning from the bottom until half of the cake is covered. Then we add some buttercream dots on some parts of the upper line. Because it shouldn’t be an even line. Then with a warmed scraper, we even out the buttercream and then you have a beautiful fault line and New Year Cake decoration.
Easy New Year’s Eve Cake Recipe
Vanilla cake with chocolate chunks: this is an easy vanilla cake made with butter, a good dash of vanilla and lots of chocolate chunks. Important here to not bake the vanilla cake too long otherwise the cake dries out.
Cookie dough: with only a couple of ingredients we mix together a delicious cookie dough with lots of chocolate chips. Form it into a ball and cool, very important! Once cooled it’s easier to roll out the cookie dough. Then roll out into a rectangle and cut into really small squares. We then place the cookie dough pieces into the buttercream between the vanilla cakes and it tastes unbelievably good.
German buttercream: first, we’re making a custard or pudding. You can use custard powder or simply boil milk with cornstarch and sugar. When using a vanilla pod, integrate into the cooking process of the custard, if you’re using only vanilla flavor, add it after cooking. The milk is mixed with cornstarch and sugar while the remaining milk is boiled separately. Once the milk is boiling add the mixture, constantly stirring, until it thickens.
Quickly transfer to a bowl and cover the surface with cling film, in order to have no pudding skin developing. The custard should then cool down to room temperature. We’re then whipping the butter, which is also at room temperature, until it becomes white. Then add the pudding spoon by spoon and stir vigorously in between.
Happy New Year Cake Design
There are many New Year’s Eve Cake ideas, but this one is simple and outstanding, I’ve also seen New Year’s Cake ideas with a surprise hidden in the cake or New Year’s Eve Cake designs with New Year Cake topper on the cake. In my 2021 cake recipe I’m showing you how to make a DIY cake topper, click here to check it out. The best part about this cake is that for this New Year’s Eve Cake decorating ideas you don’t need much or special equipment, only a piping bag and a metal scraper. That’s it. And the New Year Cake recipe is fairly easy as well.