Chocolate Hazelnut Cake (Eggless)

Last time when I made ferrero roucher style truffles at home, I did not expect feedbacks from certain people. It was encouraging when Mom and MIL both appreciated the efforts.
MIL said that I should keep them in stock round the year considering there are small imps running in and out of house to play with my own.
I had some of the ingredients stocked up but had no plans to get into the messy affair. My little nephews are on a short visit here so it was on agenda to bake a cake.

1 3/4 cups Self raising flour
1/4 cup Cocoa powder
1 cup Caster Sugar
1 cup Softened Butter( I used half butter + half oil)
1 cup Curd
2-3 Tbsp Warm Milk
for icing (middle layer)
1/2 cup Chocolate Hazelnut Paste (Nutella)
2 tbsp warm milk
for icing (top)
50 gm Dark Chocolate
1/2 cup Icing Sugar
25 gm Butter
Crushed toasted hazelnuts (for sprinkling on top)
1 Ferrero Roucher style truffle
1) In a large bowl, add the butter, sugar, curd and beat together
2) Seive the flour + cocoa powder together
3) Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and fold well
4) Add the milk and mixuntil you get a smooth batter
5) In a preheated oven bake the cake (9" round pan) for 40 min at 180c.
6)For the middle layer icing, beat the chocolate hazelnut paste with warm milk to form a smooth paste. Set aside Icing no. 1
7) Warm the cream till it is slightly hot.
8) In a bowl, mix the chocolate (chopped roughly), butter. Pour the cream on top. Mix with a fork
9) Beat in the icing sugar to form a smooth paste. Icing no. 2
10)In the meanwhile check the cake with a spaghetti
11) When done, let it cool
12) Cut the cake in the center to make 2 halves
13)On one layer, spread the Icing no 1
14) Place the second half of the cake on top
15) Spread the icing no 2 on top.
16) Sprinkle the hazelnut powder on the edges.
17) Place the ferrero roucher truffle in the center.

Set in refrigerator for 20 min to set well.

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Srivalli said…
I won't mind that yumminess P!..glad you joined us for BM
Jayashree said…
I Enjoyed stopping by your space the last one week. Keep those wonderful recipes coming.
Kanan said…
cake looks great
Jayanthi said…
Love the cake and the truffle. Awesome recipe Pradnya ....I'm gonna try it for sure...
Chef Mireille said…
your recipes are all so creative!
Pradnya..this recipe is cool..I hardly bake but..guess shud start now:))
Anusha said…
haa.. such comments from such certain ppl truly make your day prads.. :) and lovely cake
Priya Sreeram said…
loved the recipe- looks yum
wow...u done this cake perfectly. n the pics r very clean n cool.
Archana said…
This is cool
I am bookmarking this one.
cookbookjaleela said…
delicious cake looks yum
preeti garg said…
love this cake..look so tempting

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Kanchan said…
Nice to see so many bloggers in marathon and what a lovely recipe to share on such occasion.
Padmajha said…
I can have that whole cake all by myself. Sounds extremely delicious...

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