It's world Nutella day - yes you heard right - there is a day dedicated to that naughty, decadent, glorious, chocolate nutty spread that you buy to spoil yourself and hide in the cupboard only to discover your boyfriend found it and devoured it all in one go with a spoon. Yes, you know what I am talking about!
I was asked to come up with a recipe that would pay proper homage to this glorious spread, and I think I might have gone a little too far:
Nutella Pancake Cake
For the pancakes:1 packet Sasko Quick Treats Pancake mix
2 large eggs
(You will need 14 pancakes in total)
350g jar Nutella
125ml cream cheese
2 tbsp castor/icing sugar
6 bananas, thinly sliced (optional)
Cocoa for dusting
Berries/cherries to garnish (optional)
Method:Place the pancake mix in a mixing bowl. Beat egg, water and oil together with a whisk in a separate bowl.
Add half the liquid to the pancake mix and mix with a whisk until the batter is lump free. Add the other half of the liquid and mix well.
Heat a lightly oiled frying pan until hot. Pour pancake batter into the pan so that it thinly covers the pan surface.
Fry the pancakes until light brown. Turn halfway through the frying process.
Makes 20 pancakes
Set pancakes aside to cool.
In a bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and cream cheese until softened, then add the whipped cream and stir though gently until combined.
Place the first pancake on a serving plate and, using a knife or spatula, spread evenly with a layer of Nutella.
Take the second pancake and spread with a layer of the cream cheese topping and place gently on top of the first pancake.
(If you want to use banana in this recipe, place slices of banana on top of the cream.)
Repeat this process 6-7 times, giving you a perfect ‘pancake cake’.
Finish the cake with 1 more plain pancake to seal the cake and dust with plenty of cocoa.
Garnish with berries of your choice. (If desired)
Either eat immediately or keep in the fridge until serving.