Chocolate Layer Cake

My favorite grocery store has to be our local Tesco Extra.  In addition to having everything from air mattresses to Star Wars lunchboxes (want) to an assortment of cookbooks, there is one shelf in the store that I love.  It contains an incredibly broad assortment of spreads, jams, honeys and baking spreads.  There’s even a variety of cookie butters – everything from chocolate chip to Oreos.  Oreo cookie butter?  Heaven.  I’d been seeing this spread in the aisle and I’d been totally torn on what to make with it.  That is, until I was idly watching The Pioneer Woman, and I came across a layer cake using Nutella.  Perfect.

Chocolate Layer Cake (adapted from The Pioneer Woman and Delicious magazine)


225g unsalted butter

225g caster sugar

4 large eggs

1 tablespoon milk

100g self-raising flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 bag of mini Milky Way Simply Caramels

1 jar of chocolate and caramel spread

Cream together sugar and butter.

Cream together butter and sugarMix in eggs and milk.

Mix in eggsSift in dry ingredients.

Sift in dry ingredientsPour the batter equally into two greased sandwich tins.  Place Milky Ways in a star shaped pattern in the sandwich tins.

Add Milky Way barsBake for 25 minutes at 180C and allow to cool.

Bake for 25 minutes at 180C and allow to coolPut a healthy layer of chocolate caramel spread on top of both layers.  Place one above the other into a sandwich form.

Chocolate Layer CakeIt is a lovely rich cake, so make sure to not take too huge a slice!


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