4 New Year’s Cakes You’ll Love

easy and festive cakes to try for this holiday season. www.cakebycourtney.com

4 New Year’s Cakes You’ll Love

I hope you’re enjoying the holidays and have been able to spend some time with family and friends. To help with your family time, I have 4 New Year’s cakes you’ll love! You can try them with your families or at your holiday parties this year. Cake makes any holiday party that much better–and these recipes will be a hit. 

Although I’m not one to stay up until midnight to ring in the new year, I definitely still celebrate it in the earlier evening–and there’s usually cake involved. That’s one of the great things about cake–it can be enjoyed any time of day. I hope you find a favorite cake to try for your New Year’s celebrations this year! 

4 New Year’s Cakes You’ll Love

New Year’s Cake #1: Champagne Cake

how to use martinelli's in your holiday cake. www.cakebycourtney.com

This Champagne Cake is the perfect dessert to celebrate the new year with. I love the simplicity of it, with the gold adding a celebratory look to it. This recipe will work with your favorite sparkling cider or champagne. I included a peach and raspberry puree in my cake layers to complement the Martinelli flavor I used. Feel free to switch up those flavors as well, but I recommend making the puree at least a day before and keeping it in the fridge overnight to help thicken it up. 

New Year’s Cake #2: Black and White Cake

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A Black and White Cake is easily a classic celebratory cake. I used my go-to dark chocolate cake recipe and my recipe for the most amazing vanilla buttercream you’ll ever taste. This cake really captures a New Year’s look with its fun design. I included a video on the original post on how to decorate it, so be sure to check it out! 

New Year’s Cake #3: White Chocolate Cranberry Cake

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My White Chocolate Cranberry Cake has a nice wintery look to it that you will love! Not to mention the flavor, this combination of cranberry and white chocolate is next level. This cake might be for those who are still holding onto their Christmas spirit at the New Year’s Eve party, but there’s still a couple more months of winter to enjoy, so this cake fits the criteria! 

New Year’s Cake #4: Marble Cake

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The last cake that made it onto my New Year’s cake list is my Marble Cake. This cake is close to my heart because it’s one my son, Weston, has requested a few times now for his birthday cake. I’d recommend this cake for beginners especially! It’s a pretty simple process to create the marbling in the cake layers. Simply swirl chocolate cake batter and vanilla cake batter together. I paired my cake with peanut butter buttercream, but it can really go with several different flavors! Check out the original post to see a list of buttercreams that can go with this marble cake. 

4 New Year’s Cakes You’ll Love

I hope you enjoy celebrating with your friends and family this year with one of these 4 New Year’s cakes you’ll love! If you’re wanting to stay connected and catch my latest cake recipes and baking tips, follow me on Instagram @cakebycourtney. Have you seen my NEW cookbook yet? You can order your copy here


Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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  1. Hello!

    I absolutely love your marble cake recipe, but I cannot find it anywhere anymore. Could you please post it again? Or maybe send me the recipe if it’s not too much trouble.

    Thank you so much!


    1. Hi Eszter! I actually did some updates to it for the new book (even better than before!) I’d be happy to email it to you. What’s your email?

      1. I love your marble cake, but see it has been removed from your website. Can you email it to me?

  2. Hey! Do you still have your marble cake recipe somewhere? My husband requested one for his birthday and you’re always my first stop for recipes but the link keeps bringing me to a marble cake stand. 🤷🏼‍♀️