Kinder Bueno & Nutella Birthday Cake

One of my posts that people have loved most of all is my recipe for a Kinder Bueno Cake that I baked last Spring. It’s been a long time since I baked another Kinder Bueno Cake and my other-half, Will, asked me to make him one for his birthday this month. I decided to update it a little bit this time round so here’s an updated recipe for a Kinder Bueno & Nutella Birthday Cake…

(Beware this is not for people who are watching their calories – it’s best not to think about it to be honest haha)

For the sponge:
3 large eggs
175g self-raising flour
175g caster sugar
175g softened butter
1½ tsp baking powder
40g cocoa powder

For the filling – Optional, you can use buttercream as the filling instead:
75g plain chocolate, melted
75ml Double cream (approx.)

For the Buttercream frosting:
125g Butter
375g Icing Sugar
2tbsp Nutella

To decorate:
Treats of your choice! I used Bueno pieces, chocolate sprinkles and Kinder Choco-Bons. I bought some ‘Happy Birthday’ chocolate letters from Asda that I stuck onto the front of the cake using left over buttercream and ganache!

First, prepare two 20cm cake tins.

Next, cream together the butter and sugar until it is smooth. Then add the eggs.

In a separate bowl, sieve the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder a few times until there are no lumps and add this to the mixture.

Once this is thoroughly mixed in, divide the mixture evenly between the cake tins. Pop the tins in the oven at 180°C for 20 to 25 minutes until the cakes are springy and coming away from the edge of the tins.

Whilst the cakes were cooling, I made a quick ganache filling with some double cream I had left over in the fridge. I simply melted the chocolate in a bowl and slowly added the double cream, whipping it quickly until it formed a smooth creamy texture. (I am by no means a professional so there are probably better ways to make a ganache but it worked for me!!!)

I also prepared the buttercream frosting by creaming together the butter, Nutella and icing sugar.

Once the cakes have cooled, you can sandwich them together using the ganache.

Spread the buttercream over the top of the cake and over the sides so that the sponge is all covered.

Finally, top with all the yummy decorations that you like! Remember it’s a celebration cake so you’ve got a good excuse to be a little bit extra!

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