This is an easy to make St Patrick’s day cake that everyone will love – chocolate cake with a cheesecake center covered in fondant and gold coins – the perfect pot of gold cake for your holiday centerpiece.
I made the first Pot O’ Gold cake for my nieces St Patricks day themed party a few years ago. It was SO cute and so easy to make I now make it every year! There are very few cakes I ever repeat but this one and my carved pumpkin cake have become holiday staples.
The first time I made this cake I only had one round pan – 6 inch ball pan. But for some reason the ball pans NEVER make a perfectly round cake. cakes struggle to reach the top of a pan, and then of course you level them and they settle a little. SO I always fill them with either another cake layer or in this cake a crustless cheesecake!
This time around I thought it would be easier to see on the camera if it was larger so I did an 8 inch round cake and an 8 inch crustless cheesecake. Mmmmmmm More cake is ALWAYS a good choice. I think I’ll do an 8 inch every year!
The first time around I used my steamer to make the cake shiny – I loved the shiny cauldron cake. I TOTALLY FORGOT when I was doing the live video for the pot of gold cake! When I was editing the pictures I was like…. one of these things is not like the others… Although I did love the addition of the gold bars to the cake this time around!
Recipes and tools used in this pot of gold cake tutorial
- 2 half ball cakes (I used 8 inch but in the past have used 6 inch) I use this chocolate cake
- 8 or 6 inch cheesecake – about an inch tall – I used 1/3 of this recipe
- 1 lbs ganche
- frosting spatula
- Serrated Knife
- Turn Table
- fondant mat
- Black Fondant
- chocolate gold coins
- steamer (optional for a shiny finish)
More Holiday themed cakes!
This is a LIVE video so it’s longer than normal as I answer questions and make a fool of myself being all dorky and silly. So of course you can forward to the good stuff! I’d love to hear what other recipes and cakes you’d like to see live or edited!
Do you have St Patrick’s Day tradition in the kitchen? I just make (for the first time ever) Corned beef!!! Yup the first time – AND in my new toy the instant pot!
So any other holiday’s you’d like me to come up with a fun and easy cake design for? Would you prefer video tutorials? or do you like the picture tutorials (or both?)?