Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Hazelnut Dream Cake
 
*Freeze your cake layers before assembling the cake for easier frosting!
Ingredients
  • One recipe Chocolate Hazelnut Spread (or you can use store-bought Nutella or similar)
  • 8-10 Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles (I used Fererro Rocher)
  • FOR THE CAKE:
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • ⅓ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 2 cups Unrefined Cane Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs (XL), room temperature
  • 1⅓ cups Buttermilk, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup Coconut Oil, melted
  • ¾ cup Hot Water
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 2 cups Fine Raw Cane Sugar
  • 6 Egg Whites, room temperature
  • 3 cups (6 sticks) Salted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ⅓ cup Cocoa Powder
  • FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE:
  • ¾ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
Instructions
  1. FOR THE CAKE:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Brush 3, six inch round cake pans with melted coconut oil and line the bottom of each pan with a round of parchment paper. Brush the parchment with melted oil, as well. Set aside.
  3. Place the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  4. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, coconut oil, and buttermilk. Add mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  5. Add the hot water to the cake batter. Whisk until smooth and combined.
  6. Divide the mixture between the prepared baking pans.
  7. Bake cakes in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until tops are firm to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean (moist crumbs attached are ok).
  8. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Run a knife around the egde of the cakes and remove from pans. Wrap in plastic wrap and place on a level surface in the freezer.
  9. FOR THE FROSTING:
  10. FOR THE GANACHE:
  11. TO ASSEMBLE THE CAKE:
  12. Remove cakes from freezer and peel off the parchment rounds on the bottom of each layer.
  13. Place one cake on a cake stand or serving plate.
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe at http://thekitchenmccabe.com/2016/06/21/nutella-stuffed-chocolate-hazelnut-dream-cake/