Nanaimo Bar Cake – essentially the most scrumptious chocolate cake layers baked on a graham cracker, almond, coconut, and chocolate crust, with a custard submitting and lined in a chocolate fudge buttercream.
If you caught my final put up, Nanaimo Bars , you realized that this scrumptious, Canadian, no-bake dessert is a breeze to whip up and a dream to eat! With the graham cracker, coconut, almond and chocolate crust, paired with a custard filling and chocolate ganache, it’s extremely decadent. When I lastly made my very own batch of Nanaimo Bars, I knew I additionally wanted to make a Nanaimo Bar Cake – as a result of, let’s be sincere, the whole lot is best as a cake 😉
Nanaimo Bar Cake
For my cake, I took the entire components of the Nanaimo Bar and included them into my layers. This towering cake has additional tall chocolate cake layers baked on a conventional Nanaimo Bar crust, crammed with custard and topped with the fudgiest chocolate buttercream on the planet!
Nanaimo Bar Crust
The crust for the cake is the very same crust you’ll see in my Nanaimo Bars. Once you add the crust to the cake pans, you’ll simply set them apart till you’re able to pour the cake batter onto the crust and bake them collectively.
This chocolate cake is a brand new recipe and totally scrumptious. It’s not as wealthy and darkish as my Dark Chocolate Cake you’ll see in lots of my chocolate cake recipes, however it nonetheless as an exquisite chocolate taste. It’s additionally fairly a bit taller than my Dark Chocolate Cake. This one ought to get between 1.5-2″ tall. The texture is moist and the slightest bit dense, compared to my Dark Chocolate Cake that’s actually tender.
The custard filling is made with Bird’s Custard Powder. This is a part of each conventional Canadian Nanaimo Bar recipe and is a complete should for the cake. Just know that it’s not generally discovered within the United States, so be ready to order it on Amazon or head to your native World Market retailer.
Chocolate Fudge Buttercream
This Chocolate Fudge Buttercream is what goals are manufactured from! It’s extremely wealthy and decadent and glides across the cake superbly. Note that you just’ll want a meals processor or perhaps a blender to make this buttercream. Making it in a mixer doesn’t mix the entire components as effectively and also you’ll discover it separates.
Ingredients Needed For A Nanaimo Bar Cake
- Graham crackers
- Unsweetened shredded coconut
- Cocoa powder
- Bird’s Custard Powder
- Powdered sugar
- Heavy whipping cream
- Dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Granulater sugar
- Baking soda
- Corn syrup
Cake Making Tips
Don’t neglect to comply with my go-to ideas for getting your truffles to rise and bake effectively:
- Preheat your oven for 30 minutes previous to baking.
- Use good high quality pans like Fat Daddio.
- Spray your pans with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper.
- Don’t overmix your cake batter when you add the dry components.
- Use room temperature moist components.
- Use contemporary baking powder.
- Bake till a toothpick inserted within the middle of the cake comes out with a number of moist crumbs on it.
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