Surprise Inside New Year's Eve Cake

There is no better option for a New Year's Eve cake than a champagne cake! Except maybe one filled with a festive surprise in the form of colorful candies. You could also use champagne gummies or other edible filling with a celebratory bend.

Hands On Time:
1 day 21 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs


  • 2 packages 2-layer-size white cake mix

  • 2 cup champagne

  • 8 eggs

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 8 - 10 cup cream cheese frosting

  • 3 - 4 cup gold-colored candy coated chocolate pieces, metallic sprinkles, etc

  • Additional sprinkles, chocolate ganache, and/or gold luster dust (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour four 8 to 9-inch round baking pans. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, champagne, eggs and vegetable oil. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds until batter is moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 26 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pans and cool completely.

  2. Trim cake tops, if desired. Cut a circle out of two of the cake layers, leaving about a 2-inch border.

  3. To assemble, place a whole cake layer on cake board or cake stand set on a turn table. Spread with a thin layer of white frosting. Repeat with the two cake layer rings. Fill the cake with the gold-colored candy coated chocolate pieces, metallic sprinkles, etc. Top with remaining whole cake layer.

  4. Frost with remaining cream cheese frosting and decorate as desired.

    Surprise Inside NYE Cake

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

816 Calories
30g Fat
125g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 816
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 581mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 125g 45%
Total Sugars 96g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 213mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 62mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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