Yield: 16 Servings
|½ pack||(11.5-oz) Nestle Toll House milk chocolate morsels|
|2¼ cup||All-purpose flour; divided|
|1 teaspoon||Baking powder|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda|
|6 tablespoons||Butter; softened|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
|½ cup||Chopped toasted hazelnuts|
|⅓ cup||Chopped candied cherries|
|1 cup||Heavy cream; whipped|
|Creamy milk chocolate hazelnut frosting (see recipe)|
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans. Melt over hot (not boiling) water, Nestle Toll House milk chocolate morsels; stir until smooth. Set aside. In small bowl, combine 1-¾ cups flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In large bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract; beat until creamy.
Gradually add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk. Place 1-⅔ cups batter into small bowl. Stir in hazelnuts and cherries. Pour into 1 prepared pan. Stir remaining ½ cup flour into plain batter; mix well.
Stir in melted morsels. Pour batter into remaining 2 prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool 15 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks. Spread ½ whipped cream on one chocolate layer; top with nut/cherry layer. Spread with remaining cream; top with second chocolate layer. Frost with Creamy Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Frosting. Chill before serving. Makes one 3-layer cake.
From <FavoriteRecipes:NestleSweetTreats>. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, .