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Published November 22nd 2019
The Giant Tella Ball Cake filled with Nutella & Chocolate
Do-nut despair! If you're bored of the traditional Christmas cake, shake things up this year and dazzle your guests with a Giant Tella Ball cake. Replace the dried fruit and brandy with a doughnut bigger than your head filled with molten Nutella and more chocolate than you can ever dream of. Seriously, this is a festive fantasy that tastes even better than it looks.
I've got a confession to make - I'm a Tella Ball addict. I don't even like doughnuts (Shock! Horror!) but the first time I tasted a Tella Ball, I was hooked.
This scrumptious treat was an instant global sensation when it was first popped on top of a Nutella milkshake back in 2015. Fast forward four years and now there are 10 Tella Ball Cafes dotted around New South Wales. I'm determined to visit them all… So far the Cafe in Jamisontown, near Penrith, is my favourite.
But I digress…let's get back to the world's largest brioche-style doughnut ball. This new dessert weighs in at a whopping 4kg and is a light and fluffy doughnut ball, dusted in cinnamon sugar and topped with Oreo crumbles, Kinder chocolate and Ferrero Rocher. And if your mouth isn't watering already, just wait until you cut this baby open. The Nutella oozes out along with a cascade of chocolatey goodness.
We were lucky enough to watch the ginormous Tella Ball cake being made and we were transfixed. First, the yummy tummy of the biggest doughnut you have ever seen is hollowed out. Then the centre is filled with a river of Nutella and heaps of chocolate. Finally, the top is 'iced' all over with lashings of Nutella and sprinkled generously with Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Oreos and pieces of Kinder Bueno Chocolate.
Creating the Giant Tella Ball Cake Pic: Lisa Wolff
The massive doughnut is then cut through and we watched mesmerised as the Nutella flowed out.
The Tella Balls dessert experts suggest that this treat is shared between a group of friends. There were five of us and we really only made a small dent into the doughnut. So I would say the mega Tella Ball cake could easily feed around 15 - 20 people. Also, it's best to eat while fresh…so make sure you and your hoard are hungry.
Oozy Nutella and Chocolatey goodness Pic: Lisa Wolff
This scrumptious Tella Ball cake costs $120 and is available in all Sydney stores including Dulwich Hill, Top Ryde, Wetherill Park, Liverpool, Ramsgate, Concord, Castle Towers, Maitland and Jamisontown.
You would need to give three days notice to pre-order the cake so get your order in before Christmas.
Other favourite items on the Tella Ball menu includes the world-famous Tella Balls, which come in a variety of flavours, including Golden Gaytime, Kinder Bueno, Ferrero Rocher, Cadbury Flake and more. Although, my favourite is the original Nutella one.
There are also some super-creative treats including Nutella Lasagne, which is chocolate mousse with fresh cream, chocolate biscuit layers and lashings of Nutella plus vanilla gelato. Pure heaven. Or how about the Tellabab - doughnut kebab style bun, white & milk Belgian chocolate, rotisserie shavings, strawberries, banana, whipped cream & Nutella or a Waffle Burger - two scoops of vanilla gelato, sandwiched between two waffles, topped with Nutella, strawberries & banana. Decadent stuff!