♬ 'El Camino' By The Black Keys
This album is so much fun! It's a great mix of glam rock and soul. I gave this album to my brother along with the golden beauty you are gawping at.
What a magical and luxurious cake!
Here we have two chocolate hazelnut sponges sandwiched with chocolate buttercream, topped with melted chocolate, crushed Ferraro Rochers and masqueraded with gold lustre spray.
If you want to impress this is the cake to go for, and actually all the left over Ferraro Rochers from Christmas can finally be used up (saves me eating a few every other night).
One big tip:
Invest in a can of gold lustre spray or even gold glitter to decorate this cake.
After all, the unwrapping of a Ferrero Rocher is like opening up a special treat, so why not 'wrap' this?!
I'm very proud of my frantic effort, and rapid cycling to try and track the spray! This looks like it should be in the middle of a table, enclosed in glass for everyone to admire. Got a feeling the cake would be perfect in a Harry Potter movie, shame they are over!
Made for my brother's birthday, he is a golden star and also a big fan of cakes and puddings.
An easy cake to put together and bake, trust me this is not as difficult as it appears!
Recipe for 10 slices:
For the two sponges:
200g soft butter (7.05oz)
150g caster sugar(5.29oz)
4 medium eggs
200g plain flour (7.05oz)
1tsp baking powder
100g finely chopped hazelnuts (put in the blender for quick blitz) (3.52 oz)
100g cocoa powder (3.52oz)
200g soft butter (7.05oz)
150g icing sugar (5.29oz)
50g cocoa powder (1.76oz)
100g milk chocolate (3.52oz)
6 Ferrero Rochers
Gold lustre spray
: Preheat oven 180°c
: Grease two 20cm sandwich baking tins.
: Beat butter and sugar until pale.
: Add two eggs then beat again.
: Add the other two until mixture is smooth.
: Sieve in the flour and baking powder.
: Sieve in the cocoa powder.
: Whisk until combined.
: Add the chopped hazelnuts and stir.
: Divide mixture between two cases and smooth down.
: Bake for 25 minutes, until well risen.
: Turn out on rack and leave to completely cool.
: Make the buttercream by combining all the ingredients in a mixer.
: Spread on the base of one of the sponges.
: Put the other on top and press down slightly.
: Melt the chocolate for the covering in a bowl over boiling water.
: Spread over the top of the cake and if you want, let it drizzle down, as you are aware I love this look but can be aware it looks too messy for some. So if you prefer keep the chocolate at the top.
: Then top with chopped Ferraro Rochers, and in no particular order place on the cake. Let the chocolate set: then from a small distance spray the gold.
The average chocolate cake has been transformed into something spectacular.
ê 'Little Black Submarines' By The Black Keys