Ferrero Rocher chocolate cake

Ferrero Rocher chocolate cake

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  • 6-8
  • Easy
  • 25 minutes
  • 50 Minutes


  • 650 g Woolworths Easy To Bake Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • ½ cup oil
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 cup hot water
  • For the hazelnut icing:
  • 280 g Woolworths chocolate icing mix
  • 120 g butter, softened
  • 2 T milk
  • 100 g blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • For the mirror glaze:
  • 2½ T water, plus ⅔ cup
  • 4 t gelatine powder
  • 100 g cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup cream
  • 280 g caster sugar
  • To decorate:
  • 100 g blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • chocolate shavings
  • Ferrero Rocher chocolates

Cooking Instructions

1. Prepare the cake batter according to package instructions. Divide between 2 greased and lined 16 cm springform cake tins, then bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

2. Allow to cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool for 30 minutes. Turn the cakes over and trim the tops to create a flat surface.

3. Prepare the icing according to package instructions. Place one cake layer on a wire rack and ice the top. Sprinkle over the chopped hazelnuts. Place the second layer onto the icing. Ice the top and sides of the cake, ensuring you have a smooth, flat finish. Chill until ready to use.

4. To make the mirror glaze, place 2½ T water in a small bowl, sprinkle over the gelatine and allow to stand for 5 minutes, or until it becomes rubbery. Place the cocoa and ⅔ cup water into a small saucepan and stir until the cocoa has dissolved and the mixture is smooth. Add a splash of cream to loosen the mixture, then gently stir in the remaining cream and sugar. Do not stir too much or use a whisk as this will create air bubbles. Place on the stove over a medium heat and remove the moment it comes to a boil. Add the gelatine and gently stir until dissolved.

5. Strain the glaze into a shallow bowl using a small strainer. Do not strain from a height to prevent bubbles from forming. Place a sheet of clingwrap directly onto the glaze and allow to stand for 2 hours or until the temperature reaches 30ºC. Strain into a jug.

6. Place the cake on a wire rack with a baking tray underneath it, then pour the glaze over the cake. Decorate the base of the cake with the chopped hazelnuts, then move the cake to a serving plate with a palette knife as the glaze will set within 10 minutes. Top with chocolate shavings and Ferrero Rocher.

Photography: Jan Ras
ProductionBrita du Plessis
Food assistantJosh van Zyl

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No celebration is complete without cake and an impressive offering of Ferrero Rocher chocolates. With its iconic golden wrapper, Ferrero Rocher offers a unique taste experience of contrasting layers. Each Ferrero Rocher chocolate exhibits the beauty of gold, care, and infinite attention to quality ingredients.

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