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Chocolate Hazelnut Candy Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Hazelnut Candy Cake has a chocolate cake base, a center of chocolate and hazelnut gelato, and has a candy shell made from hazelnut-studded chocolate.
Course Cake, Chocolate, Dessert, Ice Cream
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate hazelnut candy cake
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 465kcal
Author Rebecca Swanner


  • 13 oz. chocolate hazelnut rolled wafer cookies crushed into paste
  • 2 pints HemisFares chocolate gelato
  • 1 pint HemisFares hazelnut gelato
  • ½ box chocolate cake mix or ½ favorite chocolate cake recipe
  • 8 oz. chocolate chips such as Private Selection chocolate chunks
  • 6 Tbsp. coconut oil melted
  • ¼ cup hazelnuts chopped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  • Line 8" bowl with plastic wrap.
  • Spread chocolate hazelnut rolled wafer cookie paste in bowl. Make sure to go all the way up the sides. Place bowl in freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, remove chocolate gelato from freezer.
  • Remove bowl from freezer. Spread chocolate gelato over cookie layer.
  • Place 6½" bowl on top of chocolate gelato layer and place in freezer for one hour. Remove hazelnut gelato from freezer after 30 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from freezer. Remove smaller bowl. Fill space with ½ pint of hazelnut gelato. Place 4½" bowl on top of hazelnut layer. Fill in space between hazelnut gelato and top of smaller bowl. Place in freezer for one hour. Remove chocolate gelato after 30 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from freezer. Remove smaller bowl. Fill bowl with chocolate gelato so until gelato is even with top of bowl. Place in freezer until gelato has hardened completely.
  • Meanwhile, bake the chocolate cake layer in an 8" or 9" round pan. Let cool completely.
  • Remove the bowl from the freezer and flip it onto the center of the chocolate cake set on cooling rack.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 465kcal