Crafting The Perfect Advocaat Cake

 Advocaat Chocolate Cake - Chocolate & More Delights

Are you looking for a delectable dessert that will impress your guests at any gathering? Look no further! This creamy chocolate cake is easy to make and tastes delicious. Advocaat cake is a true German classic, and not just for the holidays. The cream, chocolate, and egg liquor combination is popular all year. This mouthwatering treat is perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or any special occasion. With its rich flavor and creamy texture, it is sure to leave everyone craving for more.

The foundation is a luscious chocolate hazelnut base. Hazelnuts, both ground and roasted, pair well with cocoa and grated dark chocolate. A layer of cream that has been refined with the popular egg liquor followed by a generous Advocaat mirror glaze completes this delicious cake. On top, add a few cream puffs and grated dark chocolate.

What Makes Advocaat Cream Cake So Special?

Advocaat Cream Cake is a unique dessert that combines the richness of advocaat liquor with the lightness of a classic sponge cake. Advocaat liquor is made from eggs, sugar, and brandy. The flavor is comparable to eggnog but it is sweeter and thicker. The creamy beverage has a custard-like consistency to it and that adds a velvety smoothness to the cake, making it incredibly indulgent. 

Not only does this cake taste amazing, it also looks stunning. The chocolate cake is beautifully decorated with whipped cream and garnished with grated chocolate, giving it an elegant and sophisticated appearance.

How To Serve Advocaat Cream Cake?

When serving this delicious cake, it is best to let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to allow the flavors to blend together. Cut the cake into slices and serve it on individual dessert plates. You can also add a dollop of whipped cream on the side for an extra touch of decadence.

Pair the cake with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or hot chocolate for a truly indulgent experience. The combination of flavors will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

Why Choose Advocaat Cream Cake?

There are many reasons why this homemade Advocaat Cream Cake is the perfect choice for any occasion. Here are just a few:

  1. Unique Flavor: The combination of advocaat liquor and sponge cake creates a flavor profile that is unlike anything else. It is a delightful blend of sweetness and richness that will leave you wanting more.
  2. Impressive Presentation: This chocolate cake is not only delicious but also visually stunning. Its elegant appearance will make it the centerpiece of any dessert table.
  3. Versatile: Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or simply want to treat yourself, the Advocaat Cream Cake is suitable for any occasion. Its versatility makes it a go-to dessert for any celebration.

So, the next time you are planning a special event or simply want to indulge in a decadent dessert, consider this Advocaat Chocolate Cake. Its unique flavor, impressive presentation, and versatility make it the perfect choice for any occasion. Treat yourself and your loved ones to this delightful dessert, and you won't be disappointed!



  • 100 g (3.52 oz) Wheat flour
  • 2 tsp Dr. Oetker Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 100%
  • 100 g (3.52 oz) Ground, Roasted Hazelnuts
  • 150 g (5.29 oz) Sugar
  • 1 pack of Vanilla Sugar
  • 150 g (5.29 oz) Soft Butter 82% fat
  • 3 eggs (size M)
  • 4 tbsp Whole Milk 3.5% fat
  • 50 g (1.76 oz) Dark Chocolate Shavings 


  • 150 ml (5.29 oz) Advocaat
  • 3 bags Instant Gelatin / Dr. Oetker Gelatin Fix
  • 400 g (14.10 oz) Cold Whipping Cream
  • 1 pack Vanilla Sugar (optional)


  • 1 bag Instant Gelatin / Dr. Oetker Gelatin Fix
  • 200 ml (7.05 oz) Advocaat Liquor


  • 200 g (7.05 oz) Cold Whipping Cream
  • 1 pack of Vanilla Sugar
  • Dark Chocolate Shavings


Place cocoa, baking powder, and flour in a mixing bowl. Add the remaining ingredients, excluding the grated chocolate, and combine everything with a handheld mixer on the lowest level first. Continue mixing the dough for approximately two minutes on the highest setting to create a smooth dough. Stir in the grated chocolate. Use a Ø 24 - 26 cm springform pan and line it with baking paper. Pour the dough into the mold evenly. Preheat the oven to 180 c (356 F) and put the cake pan on the oven's rack (middle). Bake for approx. 25 min.

Once done let the cake base cool down. Loosen and remove the edge of the springform pan and place a cake ring around it.

Pour the Advocaat liquor into a mixing bowl. Stir 1 bag of instant gelatin powder into the Advocaat with a whisk for about 1 minute. Whip the cream with 2 packs of instant gelatin until stiff and finally stir in the vanilla sugar. Fold the cream into the Advocaat and spread everything evenly over the cake base. You have to be quick with the preparation as the instant gelatin is setting fast. 

Preparing the mirror glaze is the last step. Stir the gelatin into the Advocaat liquor with a whisk for about 1 minute. Pour the liquid into the middle and distribute evenly by rotating the cake. Place the finished cake in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

Decorate your cake with whipped cream and chocolate shavings before serving.

Recipe Source: Dr. Oetker

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