Thursday, October 2, 2014

Eight-Layer Nutella Buttercream Cake with Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Ganache

This cake is nearly one-foot tall with rich Nutella Buttercream icing layered between eight layers of rich chocolate cake. Crumbled pieces of milk chocolate are sprinkled between each layer and it is topped with Hazelnut Milk Chocolate Ganache.

A cake this tall is certainly a celebration cake! You need a large plates to serve it (and be sure to yell "timber!" when you let it fall on the plate); your guests will be impressed with every slice.

Instructions to Make an 8-Layer Cake:
  1. Simply bake a moist chocolate cake recipe (I can' share my business recipe, but you can use your favourite or a cake package mix - you'll need at least 2 packages) and spread just enough batter on 2 parchment-lined 8" round pan to cover the bottom (the batter should not be higher than 1/4 to 1/2-inch once spread and levelled in the pan). 
  2. Bake only for 9 or 10 minutes until a knife comes out clean. 
  3. Pop them out onto wax paper to cool, scrape off your parchment, re-butter your pans and do this 3 more times until you have 8 layers.
Instructions to Make Nutella Buttercream Icing:
Add 2 cups of Nutella to your favourite buttercream icing recipe. Use this recipe, but add four cups of Nutella and simply choose all butter or all shortening instead of a mixture of both, if you prefer.  You will have some icing left over for Nutella cupcakes.  Top with pieces of toast for that true Nutella experience!

This cake is also gorgeous when milk chocolate shavings are pressed into the sides all around the cake.  But you'll need a lot of chocolate shavings for that!

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