Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cake Recipe

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Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake is a delicious homemade cake, specially created for the anniversary of a neighbor. It is full of Nutella, chocolate, and Ferrero Rocher balls. A very simple cake made using a base of chocolate cake and then filled with Dutch icing (a 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, and wine cake.

A beautifully decorated Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cake topped with whipped cream

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

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

Close-up of Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cake showing its moist layers, chocolate frosting

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

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

A whole Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cake surrounded by Ferrero Rocher chocolates, showcasing its decadent and luxurious appeal

I got a customized topper made by a friend who makes DIY gifts for me regularly. I am against using acrylic toppers and you must have seen 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.

How to Make Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cake at Home?

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake is a delicious homemade cake that 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.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Assembling Time30 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Baking, Dessert, Filling & Frosting
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Bakery, chocolate, Coffee, cupcake, eggless
Servings: 8 inch layered cake

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup +1 tbsp sugar granulated
  • cup +1 tsp cocoa powder unsweetened
  • ¼ tsp baking soda heaped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup hot water
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp instant coffee granules
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 60 ml sugar syrup for soaking

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 180 °C. Line the bottom of one 8 inch pan.
  • 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.
  • Combine water, oil, vinegar, instant coffee & vanilla in a separate bowl.
  • 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.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan. Gently tap the pan so air bubbles are removed and batter spreads evenly.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Notes

  1. Old fashioned chocolate cake is perfect as a moist base for frosting and layering cakes.
  2. Using coffee is optional.

Sugar Syrup

Easy Sugar Syrup recipe to soak cakes & bakes
Prep Time1 minute
Cook Time3 minutes
Total Time4 minutes
Course: Baking, DIY, Filling & Frosting
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Bakery, Quick & Easy
Servings: 1 cup syrup

Ingredients

  • cup sugar granulated
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

  • Boil water & sugar together. Once it boils, lower the flame & allow it to heat for another 1 minute. Remove from heat & cool completely. It can be made in advance & stored in refrigerator.
  • Use ⅓ cup of syrup to soak one layer of cake. If you are soaking White Cake then reduce the syrup per layer i.e. ¼ cup sugar in ¾ cup water. And soak each layer in ¼ cup syrup. With ⅓ cup syrup, I have found the cake to get over soaked.

for infusing flavor

  • If you are infusing flavor like rose petals, then boil petals once sugar is dissolved for 5-10 minutes. Cool & strain. Continue to use for soaking and assembling.

Notes

  1. The more you soak the layers before filling, the more moist your cake will be.
  2. You can infuse this syrup with flavors of your choice. I have used it with dried rose cake by infusing it with 1 cup dried rose petals. 

How to Assemble a Cake

Easy steps on How to Assemble a Cake. Follow them to create a layered cake in a jiffy.
Prep Time5 minutes
Active Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Baking, Dessert, Filling & Frosting
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Bakery, chocolate, Coffee, cupcake, eggless, Quick & Easy
Yield: 6 inch layered cake

Equipment

  • piping bag, nozzles & levelling knife for decorating and finishing
  • parchment paper or strips

Materials

  • sugar syrup or chocolate syrup for soaking
  • whipped cream or chocolate ganache or buttercream to fill & frost
  • fruits, sprinkles, chocolate chips, etc for topping or filling

Instructions

  • Move the frozen layers to refrigerator few hours before assembling. Place the first layer on a platter or cake stand.
  • Make some holes into the bottom layer using a form. Soak the bottom layer in sugar syrup. Then lightly spread the filling of your choice like whipped cream or butter cream or chocolate ganache over it. Place the second layer on top of the bottom layer & repeat the process of soaking & spreading filling. Finally place the top layer & again soak it. Lightly spread the filling on top & sides of the cake making a crumb coat. Refrigerate the cake for 1 hour.
  • Top it generously with chocolate ganache or any glaze or whipped cream or butter cream. Pipe design as you would like. Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours or overnight for flavors to set in. Serve chilled.

Notes

  1. You can whip the ganache before spreading as filling.
  2. The consistency of ganache for topping and filling is different. For filling, you need thick consistency (which you get by leaving the ganache at room temperature for few hours) and for pouring as topping, you need the ganache to be pouring consistency. You can re-heat/ warm up the ganache to adjust the consistency.
  3. I use soy-based ready-to-whip cream which is available in market. Transfer a small portion of cream in a large bowl or your stand mixer and beat till stiff peaks are achieved. Fill and frost as per your choice.

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