This Pyramid Cake Is Beautiful, But Wait Until You See What’s Inside…

In this video, you will learn how to make a colorful pyramid cake. It looks fantastic from the outside, but once you see the surprise that’s waiting within, your mind will be blown. She starts with a whopping 32 pounds of vanilla cake batter (that should give you an idea of how huge this will be). She also uses six different colors of food dye and 12 cake pans. She turns the cake into a pyramid by using rulers and serrated knifes to form a perfect shape. It’s a tedious process but the results are well worth it.

Her secret is using chocolate ganache to hold everything together. This gives the cake the sturdiness it needs to stand upright. So, what’s the big surprise? We won’t spoil it here, but let’s just say that cutting into this cake is an experience you won’t soon forget. Watch the whole video to find out why.

For Your Chocolate Ganache!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

3 ½ lbs Whipping Cream
5 lbs Semi Sweet Chocolate, 56% – 72%
Chef’s Knife
Cutting Board
Wooden Spoon

Chop your chocolate at finely as possible and place it in a large bowl. You can also use chocolate callets and forget about chopping all together!

Bring your whipping cream to an almost boil in a pot set over medium high heat. You want to see vigorous bubbles just below the surface, but be careful not to let the cream boil over.

Pour the cream over the chocolate and cover the bowl with a cake pan or another bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Quickly remove the cover from your bowl. There will be condensation just below the cover and you don’t want it to fall into your ganache.

Stir the ganache with your wooden spoon until it all comes together. Sometimes I like to pour my ganache through a sieve if I have used chopped chocolate. Just to ensure there are no lumps.

Let the ganache set up at room temperature so that it is spreadable. This is a lot of ganache so it can be made the night before you assemble your cake.

Building Your Pyramid Cake!

Ingredients & Tools You Will Need:

Simple Syrup – find my recipe here
Serrated Knife
Small Serrated Knife
Offset Spatula
Small Icing Spatula
Small Offset Spatula
Paring Knife
164 Gold Chocolate Coins (about 2 lbs)


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