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Chocolate cake with mocha hazelnut cream

  • 0:30 Prep
  • 0:55 Cook
  • 8 Servings
  • Advanced

Ingredients

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 1 x 580g pkt milk chocolate cake mix (Cadbury brand)
  • 3 eggs
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 185ml (3/4 cup) cold water
  • 40g butter, softened, extra
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 100g chocolate, melted, to decorate

Mocha cream

  • 75g (1/2 cup) whole hazelnuts
  • 3 teaspoons instant coffee powder
  • 2 teaspoons boiling water
  • 60g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 80g (1/2 cup) icing sugar mixture, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush a round 20cm (base measurement) cake pan with melted butter to grease. Line base with baking paper.
  • 2
    Prepare cake mix following packet directions using eggs, oil and water. Reserve packet icing. Pour mixture into pan. Bake in oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3
    To make the mocha cream, preheat oven to 180°C. Spread hazelnuts over a baking tray and cook in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Place the hazelnuts on a clean tea towel and rub to remove skins. Coarsely chop. Combine coffee and water in a bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool. Use an electric beater to beat butter in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add icing sugar and cocoa and beat until well combined. Gradually add the coffee mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in the hazelnuts.
  • 4
    Use a serrated knife to cut the cake in half horizontally. Use the back of a spoon to spread the mocha cream over the base of the cake. Place the top layer of the cake, cut-side down, over the mocha cream.
  • 5
    Prepare reserved packet icing following packet directions using the extra butter and milk. Spread icing over the top of the cake. Spoon the melted chocolate into a plastic bag. Cut a small hole in one corner of the bag and pipe melted chocolate over the cake in a zigzag pattern.

Source: taste.com.au

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