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A slice of Ferrero Raffaello Cake on a plate

Ferrero Raffaello Cake Recipe

This Ferrero Raffaello cake recipe is super moist and the perfect combination of almond and coconut. If you love the candy, you'll love the cake!
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine American, European
Keyword raffaello cake, raffaello cake recipe, raffaello recipe
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 651kcal


Sponge Cake

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Ferrero Raffaello Cake Cream

Cake Layer Filing

  • 1/2 cup milk for the soaking cream
  • 2 tbsp condensed milk for the soaking cream
  • 1 cup crushed toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafers

Decorating the Cake

  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 12 Ferrero Raffaello candies



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the eggs, almond extract, and sugar until it triples in volume.
    Eggs and sugar being beat together in a KitchenAid mixer
  • Using a spatula, fold in the flour by thirds just until it's combined. Be extra careful not to over mix it batter, or the cake will lose its fluffiness.
    Flour being folded into the batter in a mixing bowl using a spatula
  • Place the batter into a greased 9-inch pan and bake it for 30 minutes. To check doneness, stick a toothpick into the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, it's ready.
    cake sponge resting on a cutting board

Ferrero Raffaello Cake Cream

  • Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the softened cream cheese and butter with the sweetened condensed milk. Next, add the coconut flakes and dry milk and beat until well combined.
    Dry milk being added to the cream mixture

Assembling the Cake

  • In a small bowl, combine the milk and sweetened condensed milk to make the soaking cream. Set aside. Slice the baked cake into three, even layers.
    A cake layer being cut horizontally into 3 pieces
  • Using a pastry brush or spoon, spread each cake layer with a bit of the soaking cream.
    One of the slices of cake on a cutting board with the milk mixture in a bowl next to it
  • Frost one of the bottom cake layers with the cake cream, followed by a layer of crushed almonds and wafers. Repeat with the middle layer. Stack the two frosted cake layers on top of one another. Top with the unfrosted top layer.
    Wafers and almonds spread on top of the cream on the cake
  • Decorate the outside and top of the cake with the remaining cake cream, Ferrero Raffaello candies, and coconut flakes.
    Ferrero Raffaello Cake on a plate
  • Store the cake in an airtight cake container overnight to set and allow the flavors to develop. Slice and enjoy!
    Ferrero Raffaello Cake slice on a plate


Calories: 651kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 1193IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 2mg