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.
The idea for my Black Forest Pan-Cake comes from a couple of things. One is that when I was a child I used to often visit the Little Chef restaurants and my favourite dessert on their menu was the pancakes filled with cherries and ice cream. Also, I have been wondering for ages if a chocolate pancake could be made by adding cocoa powder in place of some of the flour. Then I just thought after the invitation to design a pancake recipe came through, that a black forest style pancake layer cake could work and taste rather yummy!
- For the pancakes (makes 8 american style so thicker than crepes)
- 1¾ mugs of self raising flour, sifted
- ¼ mug of cocoa powder* , sifted
- 2 mugs of milk
- 2 eggs
- pinch of salt
- (you can use oil but I found this works well as a couple of sprays of the pan for each pancake worked well)
- * I used cocoa powder as opposed to drinking chocolate which meant my pancakes were not very sweet. If you are making this for children and those with a sweeter tooth, use drinking chocolate powder instead or add a little less flour and add some icing sugar to the mix to make the pancake batter sweeter.
- For the filling
- 600ml double cream
- 1 tin of red cherry fruit filling
- 50g milk chocolate
- 50g plain chocolate
- 6 cherries (decoration)
- edible cake glitter in white
- To make the pancakes
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix to make a smooth and airy batter (about 30 secs)
- Pour into a bowl
- Place your frying pan onto a medium to high heat and add some oil/frylight
- Once oil starts to move away from the sides of pan, pour in a ladle full of batter and swirl pan quickly to make a circle shape - if you are like me the first couple of pancakes never look as good but with this pan-cake it doesn't matter because it will all be covered!
- Flip pancake or use a fish slice if you are not confident enough, once the pancake starts to cook around the circumference and cook until browned. With these chocolate pancakes, dark brown!
- Place each pancake onto a piece of greaseproof paper
- Repeat until all the batter is used up
- Leave the pancakes to cool down completely
- To make the filling & topping
- Whip the cream until thick but not rigid - still a little movement
- Remove 2 tbsp into another bowl for later
- Add the cherry pie filling into the larger quantity of cream and stir through
- Place the chocolate into a microwave bowl and melt in the microwave at 30 sec intervals
- By now the pancakes should be cooled down
- Layer the pancakes with the cherry cream
- For top pancake, add the plain whipped cream
- Then drizzle the melted chocolate all over the top pancake - it doesn't matter if it goes over the side of the stack
- Then decorate with the cherries and the cake glitter (optional)
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Let the cake love fest begin 🙂
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(best to keep cakes in fridge until you need them so as to keep the jellies intact)
Thank you xx
Thank you xx
Maybe you have already made one.
Either way please link up below as I would love to see what everyone else has created for the Jubilee celebrations.
Previous I Love Cake posts can be found here
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