Ferrero Rocher Cake

With this delicious Ferrero Rocher Cake I am really spoiling you. Layers of chocolate cake with a hazelnut chocolate frosting ,topped with some Ferrero Rocher chocolates makes this a very special cake indeed.

For my partners birthday I wanted to bake him a birthday cake which was a little bit special. His favourite chocolates are Ferrero Rocher, in fact every Christmas his Gran buys him (and me but mine usually end up in his stomach!) a box and it doesn’t take him long to demolish them all! Therefore, a Ferrero Rocher Cake seemed the perfect cake to bake him

This Ferrero Rocher cake is very simple to make and the frosting is made by combing chocolate hazelnut spread with cream cheese, which makes and delicious and easy to make buttercream.  

Ferrero Rocher Cake
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Recipe type: desserts
Serves: 12
  • sponge:
  • 200g chocolate and hazelnut chocolate spread
  • 170g unsalted butter
  • 300g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 320g self raising flour
  • 50g ground hazelnuts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 500ml semi skimmed milk
  • buttercream:
  • 200g chocolate and hazelnut chocolate spread
  • 200g cream cheese - personally I use Philadelphia
  • 7 Ferro Rocher chocolates
  • decorations:
  • 9 Ferrero Rocher chocolates
  • edible gold shimmer spray or powder
  1. Grease and line 2 x 20cm/8inch cake tins
  2. Pre heat oven to 190C /170C fan
  3. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until pale and smooth
  4. Beat the egg yolks in a separate bowl and then add to the creamed butter and sugar and beat well.
  5. Finally add the chocolate spread and beat well.
  6. Sift the flour into another bowl and add the nuts and salt
  7. Add ⅓ of the dry ingredients to the creamed chocolate mixture and then add ⅓ of the milk and fold in Repeat this until all the milk and dry ingredients have been mixed in.
  8. In a clean bowl whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form
  9. Then carefully lightly fold into the cake batter using a metal spoon.
  10. Divide the mixture evenly between the tins and bake in centre of oven until skewer comes out clean (about 30 minutes).
  11. (You may find you have a bit of cake mixture left if so make into cupcakes and cook for 20-25 minutes)
  12. Let the cake cool down completely once removed from the oven.
  13. To make the buttercream
  14. Place the cream cheese and chocolate spread into a bowl and beat well to make a creamy mixture
  15. Add the ferrero rocher chocolates and beat again to break up the chocolates and disperse within the buttercream
  16. Once your cake is completely cooled, place one sponge onto your cake plate and add some of the buttercream to cover it and then place the other sponge on top
  17. Using the rest of the buttercream, cover the outside of both cake sponges and then smooth over to give a neat finish
  18. Place the 9 Ferrero Rocher chocolates on top of the cake - 1 in the middle with the other 8 around the circumference
  19. Then using the edible gold shimmer spray/powder dust each chocolate to give them their golden glow (to try and mimic their gold wrappers) and if you wanted to you could dust all of the top of the cake - the choice is yours.
  20. Then sit back and enjoy your cake



With this cake I am really spoiling you!

You might also like my Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake


16 comments / Add your comment below

  1. The cake looks level Jenny & I’m glad to see you’re using the cream cheese & chocolate spread idea…I definitely think it’s the best chocolate cake topping & so much easier than buttercream!

  2. Mmmmm, this looks delicious. I might have to make one too, but mainly because my hubby hates ferrero rocher so I wouldn’t have to share!!! 😉

  3. I think I said the same when I saw the picture on instagram…this looks amazing! My sister in-law loves Ferreo Rocher and she is due to give birth in a couple of weeks so I might give this a go to take round after baby arrives, practical food of course! I am addicted to cream cheese frosting on cakes, I’m not a big fan of buttercream. xx

  4. That looks absolutely amazing! I am not convinced mine would look any where near as good, but I am going to give this one a try.

  5. I have made the chocolate orange cake now for friends and every time it goes so quickly they all enjoy the cakes ,thank you for sharing your recipes

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