Ferrero Rocher Cake Ingredients
7 large eggs room temperature
½ cups sugar granulated
2 cups finely ground hazelnuts or hazelnut flour
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 tsp baking powder
Ferrero Rocher Frosting Ingredients
300 grams butter, unsalted room temperature
2¼ cups chopped chocolate or chocolate chips, semi-sweet
½ cup Nutella spread
1.5 cup wafers crushed
Decorating the Ferrero Rocher Cake
10 Ferrero Rocher Candies
¾ cup hazelnuts, chopped / or ¾ cups wafers, crushed
US Customary – Metric
Ferrero Rocher Cake Layers
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two – 8 inch round pans with foil and spray with non-stick spray, or butter the sides.Sift 3 tbsp flour, 3 tbsp cocoa & 3 tsp baking powder. Stir in 2 cups ground nuts. Whip 7 eggs on high speed, until frothy, about 3 minutes. Slowly add the 1/2 cup sugar and continue whipping until tripled in volume, about 15 minutes. Carefully fold dry ingredients into the eggs in 3 additions. Divide the batter evenly between two – 8-inch pans and bake at 350°F for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Once baked, leave in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely
Make the Frosting for the Ferrero Rocher Cake
Melt 2¼ cups of chocolate in the microwave, on low heat, in short intervals, stirring between each time. Bring to room temperature. Whip chocolate, 300 grams room temperature butter & 1/2 cup Nutella until thoroughly combined and fluffy.
Assemble the Ferrero Rocher Cake
Once the cake is cool, split each cake into 2 even layers.
Crush wafers by putting in a ziplock bag, then going over them with a rolling pin or something heavy.
Reserve ¾ cup frosting for decorating.
Place a small dab of frosting onto a serving platter.
Put the 1st cake layer on top and press to adhere.
Top with ¼ of the remaining frosting and spread around evenly. Sprinkle with ⅓ of the crushed wafers.
Repeat above 2 steps with the remaining cake layers.
Cover the cake sides with reserved frosting. Press the crushed wafers or chopped hazelnuts onto the sides of the cake. Pipe 8 stars on top of the cake. Place 1 Ferrero Rocher candy on top of each piped star.