I had my birthday recently, and I decided to make my own cake. I love chocolate and hazelnuts, so I made a Ferrero Rocher inspired cake.
It’s a dairy-free and gluten-free cake. To make the recipe paleo-friendly, use coconut flour instead of flax meal. However, I like using flax meal, because it makes the cake a little bit lighter.
I decided to share how I made my cake just to give you a few ideas. It’s quite rich and decadent, but it’s a birthday cake after all. The recipe makes 8-10 big slices.
It was a simple one layer cake. The way I made the cake is similar to my cakey brownie recipe. However, I doubled the ingredients and used some hazelnut butter instead of tahini. Also, I replaced some of the flax meal and desiccated coconut with some coconut flour.
I baked for about 18 minutes, and I let it cool down completely.
Then, I made ganache by combining some melted dark chocolate with some hazelnut butter, coconut oil, and a little bit of coconut milk.
When the ganache cooled down completely, I added some ground hazelnuts. Then I spread the ganache over the cake.
I decorated it with some chocolate-covered hazelnuts and some truffles that I made the day before.
The recipe for the truffles or bliss balls is very simple. I ground some hazelnuts, then added a few dates, cocoa powder, and hazelnut butter. I mixed everything in the food processor.
Then I rolled small balls out of the mixture and put them in the fridge overnight.
Finally, I sprinkled some more ground hazelnuts over the cake.
It was heavenly and everybody loved it!
Also, check out my other homemade Ferrero truffles.
If you like the recipe, share it with your friends and if you try making this chocolate cake, please let me know how it turned out for you!