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Sunday, 5 February 2012

Nutella Crepe Cake

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I've had a lovely break from blogging (sometimes real life gets in the way) but am back to celebrate World Nutella Day!

Here is an easy pancake cake - the pancakes are sandwiched together with Nutella and Frangelico cream, then drenched in ganache and topped with hazelnuts. A variation could be to add roasted chopped hazelnuts to the cream or sliced bananas to a couple of the layers.

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Nutella Crepe Cake
The amounts are a rough guide, it depends upon how many pancakes you make and the size of them. I made about 12 and they were trimmed to 19cm in diameter.
The Nutella spreads more easily if it is warmed up a little - do this in the microwave.

1 stack of British pancakes - recipe here
200g Nutella
300ml double cream
2 tablespoons icing sugar
2 tablespoons Frangelico liqueur (optional)
Chocolate ganache to cover the cake (100g dark chocolate + 100ml double cream)

Hazelnuts dipped in caramel to decorate, or chopped roasted hazelnuts

Make the pancakes and trim them all to the same size using a round plate as a guide.
Whip the double cream to soft peaks with the icing sugar and Frangelico liqueur.

Assemble by spreading the Nutella onto each pancake, followed by the double cream mixture. Repeat with each pancake and stack them on a serving plate.
Spread the ganache over the top and decorate with hazelnuts.

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World Nutella Day logo

Other Nutella recipes on Cherrapeño that you may like to try:
Nutella Cookie Tarts
Chocolate Covered Ritz Crackers, Filled With Nutella & Peanut Butter
Nutella Snowball Cakes
Nutella Filo Cups
Coffee Macarons with Nutella Cream

 

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29 comments:

Jay said...

wow...this sounds absolutely crazy delicious..;)
Tasty Appetite

Katie said...

Oh my that looks divine! Never had a crepe cake but keep seeing them ono blogs. Look fabulous!

Jan said...

Good to see you back Nic! LOVE the pictures and the idea of a pancake cake!

Maria♥ said...

Wow, that looks divine!

Maria
x

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

Oh my gosh! That is seriously amazing!

Welcome back to blogging, I was wondering where you were. I find a rest is a very good thing sometimes.

Hazel at Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

Oh my gosh this sounds absolutely divine! I've seen a layer cake with dulce de leche before but never with Nutella. I'm dreaming with the frangelico cream too! Fabulous cake and so beautifully decorated. I've seen how to do those beautiful candied hazelnuts on TV before but never tried myself. You've done a great job!

Sylvie said...

Uh oh, I think I might have just put on weight from looking. Delicious.

Russell at Chasing Delicious said...

Wow. What a dish!

Jen said...

Oh this looks too good to be true. You could make a fortune selling those lol

Lannie said...

looks fantastic. love the caramel hazelnuts, very artistic and impressive!

Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) said...

This looks incredible. So rich and decadent! I love the idea of using crepes too as cake layers, you could do this in so many ways :)

Love the candied nuts!

Kavey said...

That really does look superb, a great celebration cake!

Sophiesfoodiefiles said...

Welcome back, dear Nic! What a feast for the eyes & senses!
The pancake nutella cake aka stack looks wonderful!

It is such a pice of edible art! Waw!

KristineV said...

Looks absolutely delightful!! I can't wait to try it!!!

grace said...

pancake cake?!?! amazing, and the nutella makes it extraordinary!

MyFudo™ said...

Rich and luxurious...exactly how I want my Valentine breakfast to be. Must try!

situational leadership uae said...

I LOVE to see these pictures and the idea of a pancake cake!its great........

bellini said...

Bestill my heart Nic! I remember those hazelnuts as being one of the very first DB challenges way back when.

Maggie said...

I love your hazelnuts dipped in caramel - I have never seen this technique before, beautiful.

Jill Mant~a SaucyCook said...

OMG, I could barely stop licking the screen long enough to post this comment: Decadent, Delicious, and Dangerous!! Now back to licking the screen!

Su-yin said...

Love the candied nuts, so pretty. :)

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Oh my! Those caramelised hazelnuts look wonderful.

Been on a break myself, I know how you feel!

Cynthia said...

Hi Nic,

How are you? It is has been ages since I've been around here and it is gorgeous and yummy as always. Love that pumpkin, cinnamon swirl pancake idea.

Nics Notebook said...

AMAZING!! I want some now haha xx

Jacqueline said...

Gosh Nic, who knew there was a World Nutella Day! The "little" treat looks divine. My other half is a big fan of everything Nutella related so will definitely need to try this!

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

oooh - that crepe cake looks good. Love the candy coated hazelnuts

Haddock said...

Those hazelnuts take the cake :-)

Rosana said...

WOW WOW look delicious! I want to learn how to make those hazelnuts dipped in caramel!

Pukka Paki said...

OMG I have to make this! awesome recipes!