Recipes

Nutella Donuts Layered Cake

An impressive treat everyone will love!
8
1H 15M

Mini Choc Hazelnut Donuts are available from Woolworths supermarkets, or replace with any style of donuts. Cakes can be made up to one day ahead. Assembled cake can be made up to several hours ahead, keep refrigerated then remove from fridge 30 minutes before serving.

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE DRIZZLE

Method

1.

Grease two 20cm round cake pans. Line bases and sides with baking paper, extending paper 3cm above pan edges.

2.

Beat butter, caster sugar and vanilla in a large bowl of an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until combined. Add milk and combined sifted flour and cinnamon in two batches, folding until combined.

3.

Divide mixture evenly between prepared pans. Smooth over tops.

4.

Cook in a moderate oven (180C) for about 40 to 45 minutes, or until cooked when tested. Stand in pans for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

5.

To make drizzle, combine chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl. Sit bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stand for 5 to 10 minutes, or until thickened slightly.

6.

Beat cream and icing sugar in same clean large bowl of an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

7.

Trim top of cakes to sit flat. Cut cakes in half horizontally. Place one cake layer on a serving plate. Spread ¹⁄³ cup of the Nutella over top, then spread one-third of the cream over the Nutella. Repeat layering with remaining cakes, Nutella and cream, finishing with a layer of cake, cut side down.

8.

Carefully pour chocolate drizzle over top of cake, allowing it to drip down side. Decorate with Donuts.

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