Go Back
+ servings
Easy Gold Cake (Metallic Golden Cake) on White Plate With Rustic Background

Easy Gold Cake

Print Recipe
Learn how to make easy gold cake, with simple ingredients and golden edible spray. This homemade halwa cake pairs chocolate, coconut and buttercream flavors beautifully.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword easy cake decorating
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Decorating time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4 Slices
Calories 1675
Author Abeer Rizvi



  • 2 Chocolate cakes This was a small cake. I made two 4x2 inch cakes and leftover batter was used to make cupcakes

Halva filling

  • 10 pieces Halva I used "kaju katli" pieces that I got from an Indian bakery
  • 1/2 cup Heavy cream



  • 1 cup Desiccated coconut
  • Golden edible spray I used Wilton's gold color mist
  • 10-15 Halva pieces
  • 1 tbsp Silver edible pearls


  • Bake cakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • Prepare the filling by adding the halva pieces in a deep bowl. Mash them with the back of a fork or use a hand-held mixer.
  • Add heavy cream until you have a thick and smooth consistency.
    Note: Keep in mind that all bakeries have different recipes for their halvas. Some are soft and some are firmer. So, you may need to add more or less heavy cream to get the desired consistency (something similar to thick jam).
  • Prepare buttercream icing.
  • Place one cake on a serving dish or cake stand.
  • Spread halva filling on top of cake evenly.
  • Place other cake on top and press gently to secure together.
  • Ice entire cake smoothly in icing.
  • Cover entire cake in desiccated coconut.
  • Spray the entire cake with golden edible spray.
  • Place your halva pieces on a sheet of paper towel. Spray it golden with gold edible spray.
  • Keep these aside at room temperature until the paint dries. This takes about 10 minutes.
  • Place your halva pieces on top of the cake in a flower formation.
  • Give your whole cake one final coating of that golden spray and let it dry. This takes about 5-10 minutes.
  • Add a silver pearl in the center of the flower and toss a few more randomly around the base of the cake. Enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Since I was feeling a little lazy, I used my leftover light blue buttercream icing from a previous project and sprayed it golden. Honestly, I don't recommend it. To get the perfect golden color, use either white, ivory or pale yellow colored icing.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 1675kcal | Carbohydrates: 293g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 2015mg | Potassium: 342mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 183g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 595mg | Iron: 6mg