Friday, January 27, 2012

RECIPE: Mocha-Hazelnut Cream-Filled Cake

RECIPE: Mocha-Hazelnut Cream-Filled Cake
Perfect for National Chocolate Cake Day which is celebrated every January 27th!

I wanted to pass on this Pillsbury photo & recipe because as far as a chocolate cake goes... you can't get any better than this. I say this because I enjoy the flavor of hazelnut mixed with chocolate & this recipe uses a whole 16oz. bottle of hazelnut coffee creamer. It also has a 8oz. pack of cream cheese & those who know me well know I cook lots with cream cheese.  Last but not least, nuts & chocolate just go together & this recipe has a touch of chopped hazelnuts too.

RECIPE: Mocha-Hazelnut Cream-Filled Cake

  • 1 box (18.25 oz) butter recipe chocolate cake mix
  • Butter
  • Water
  • Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules or crystals
  • 2 bags (12 oz each) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bottle (16 oz) refrigerated hazelnut-flavor coffee creamer
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts (filberts)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms only of two 9-inch round pans. Prepare cake mix as directed on box using butter, water and eggs and adding coffee granules; pour batter into pans. Bake as directed on box. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans and place on wire racks.
2. In 3-quart saucepan, cook chocolate chips and coffee creamer over medium-low heat about 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until melted. Remove from heat; beat in cream cheese with wire whisk until smooth. Cover; refrigerate about 30 minutes.
3. In small microwavable bowl, reserve 1/2 cup of the chocolate mixture; set aside for topping. Beat remaining mixture on medium-high speed 8 minutes or until it forms a light and fluffy frosting.
4. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate, rounded side down. Spread 1-inch-thick layer of frosting over cake. Top with second cake layer, rounded side up. Spread frosting on side and top of cake.
5. Microwave reserved 1/2 cup chocolate mixture on High 30 seconds or until soft; spread over top of cake. Sprinkle hazelnuts around top edge. Cover loosely; refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Store in refrigerator.


Gone-ta-pott said...

I really like the looks of this cake and I try to make mine look like it. It's very eye pleasing and I always refer back to the photo when I make it. ;)

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