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Mummy Ball's Ferrero Rocher Extravaganza

What's your favourite chocolate in the world?

Well, mine is Ferrero Rocher. My mum knows this, and decided to make the mother of all cakes. My mother making the mother of all cakes. If that's not a pun in itself, I don't know what is.

A couple of years ago, mum made this cake for me for my birthday. I think it was my 18th, and it was pretty much the greatest cake in existence. The sheer size and number of layers it contained was just magical and I've been waiting ever since for it to return. After numerous years of asking, she finally gave in to my pleas and caved in.


There are so many different recipes out there so she went from a mixture.
Here are a few she sampled from: Liv For Cake, Let the Baking Begin, Moms Dish.

It takes around 4 hours to make, 2 hours of prep and 2 hours for baking.
The one mum made could have served around 8 people... and they would have been extremely generous slices. I cut a fair few of them myself, I have to admit. Granted, it's probably the most chocolate-y meal in existence, but it is oh so worth it.


Look at those layers.
Just admire them.
So much chocolate.

You've got your homemade gooey Nutella, that literally melts in your mouth. The wafers that add the crunch to your bite are available on Amazon. One of the recipes uses meringues, but mum went for wafers instead. Personal preference and all that jazz.




In terms of the recipe, here we go:

The cake

  • 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups hazelnut flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar, granulated
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup hot water
Creamy Nutella Filling
  • 3/4 cup of Nutella
  • 3/4 cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of unsalted butter
  • 3 cups of sugar, sifted
Wafers
Hazelnut Ferrero Cake
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease 3 baking trays, dust with cocoa powder and line them with parchment. 
  2. Stir all the dry ingredients together
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk all the wet ingredients, slowly adding hot water so the eggs don't cook whilst you're whisking. 
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk on medium for a couple of minutes.
  5. Pour evenly into all three pans, make sure to measure beforehand.
  6. Allow to bake for around 35 minutes
Creamy Nutella Cream
  1. Whip the butter for about 2 minutes until creamy
  2. Whisk together the sifted cocoa powder and sugar
  3. Reduce the speed on your whisk to low and slowly add the sugar mixture until well blended.
  4. Add the Nutella and whip on high for around 5 minutes until it's all combined.
Crunchy Wafer
  1. Add chopped hazelnuts and cocoa powder to the wafer
Assembling the Cake

Place one layer of the cake onto a stand.
Top with 2/3 of the Nutella cream and spread it evenly.
Place one of the wafer discs on top and add additional Nutella cream.
Repeat with remaining layers and wafers.
Allow the cake to chill for around 30 minutes, frost the cake with the rest of the Nutella cream.
Chill for another 20 minutes. 
Press chopped hazelnuts on the side, top with Ferrero Rocher and voila.

6 comments :

  1. Oh wow! That cake looks amazing- just the perfect recipe for a chocolate fiend like myself.

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  2. I love Ferrero Rocher! That cake looks sooo good!

    Maria | http://finastyleblog.com

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  3. Oh my that looks amazing! What a great idea.

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  4. This looks absolutely phenomenal!

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  5. OMG...this looks SINFUL. Like I should be ashamed. I'm going to try to get my mother to make this for my 26th birthday in May...hopefully she'll oblige lol! Thank you SO much for sharing this gorgeousness!

    Alicia Nicole xo
    https://www.mymelanatedbeautiful.com/

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  6. As an obsessive chocoholic, this recipe makes my LIFE!

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