Ferrero Rocher Cake

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake is a delicious homemade cake, especially created for anniversary for a neighbour. It is full of Nutella, chocolate and Ferrero Rocher balls. A very simple cake made using base of chocolate cake and then filled with dutch icing (combination of whipped cream and ganache) mixed with Nutella.

Try some more equally delicious and foolproof recipes of cake like hand-painted cake, nerf gun cake, wine cake.

ferrero rocher cake

Last week I made Ferrero Rocher cake for an order. The client is from my society and I knew her personally.

When she approached me for a cake for her anniversary, I suggested few designs and flavours, she chose this.

ferrero rocher recipe

The cake base was my go-to old fashioned chocolate cake recipe, layered with combination of Nutella, whipping cream and crushed ferrero rocher chocolate.

I frosted the outside also with whipping cream and nutella combo, along with chocolate and nutella ganache. Final topping with some Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

ferrero rocher chocolate cake

I got customized topper made from a friend who makes DIY gifts for me regularly. I am against using acrylic toppers and you must have seem my cakes without it. So I gave her a brief for making something simple using paper. I loved the simple classic topper to compliment the rich cake, and looking forward to doing many more with her.

an 8 inch, 3 layered cake Conversion Chart Print

Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake


1 cup of all purpose flour (maida)
½ cup and 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar (chini)
cup and 1 teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ heaped teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt (namak)
cup of hot water
4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 teaspoons of white vinegar
1 teaspoon of instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of whiskey (optional)
sugar syrup for soaking


1.Pre-heat oven to 180 C. Line the bottom of one 8 inch pan.
2.Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda & salt in a large mixing bowl. Do not use a mixer as it will not aerate the dry flours.
3.Combine water, oil, vinegar, instant coffee & vanilla in a separate bowl.
4.Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk them till they are just combined. Do not overmix. A smooth batter is not necessary, few lumps in it are fine. If you are adding any liquor, then add it now.
5.Pour batter into the prepared pan. Gently tap the pan so air bubbles are removed and batter spreads evenly.
6.Bake for 20-25 mins in the preheated oven. After about 18-20 minutes, insert a tooth pick towards the side of the pan. If it comes out clean, then cake is done.
7.Cool the cake in the pan on the rack for 15 minutes, then invert it on the rack. Leave it upside down to cool, it helps in flattening any dome shape. I baked three layers by baking this recipe three times separately. And then froze the layers wrapped in cling film. Continue with assembling and frosting the cake.


Old fashioned chocolate cake is perfect as a moist base for frosting and layering cakes.

Using coffee is optional.