Nutella Challenge – Chocolate Torte with Nutella Mousse & Raspberries

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Are you ready? I know I am! Well ready or NOT, here is the 2nd installment of the Nutella Challenge! Last month there were some ah-mazing offerings. I hope you’ve had a chance to try a few of them out. If not, here’s the link where you can find them: Nutella Challenge ~ Round 1 So without further ado, I present to you my THREE LAYERED MINI CHOCOLATE TORTE WITH NUTELLA MOUSSE & RASPBERRIES (what a name LOL such a mouthful, yikes)….are you drooling? Well you should be.

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I must say this was decadent, delicate & delightful all at the same time! It was truly insanely delicious as is, BUT I had full intentions of preparing a lovely raspberry nutella sauce to drizzle over it. However, my sous chef – aka little man – decided he needed to eat the raspberries without my knowledge. He was under the table with the container munching away. I was lucky enough to grab a few for the top of the cake before he completely polished off the container. But you, of course, feel free to whip some up! I totally took a shortcut with the cake portion as well. Gasp! I know, BUT I had a box of vanilla cake mix in the pantry to which I added some very nice cocoa until it was at my desired chocolaty-ness! Which, made me feel slightly better about using the boxed cake mix LOL! Don’t tell!

choccake5_wm I simply baked it in a rimmed baking sheet until it was cooked through nicely. When it cooled off, I cut them into perfect circles with, what else, a cookie cutter! If you don’t have a large cookie cutter you can use a large iced tea type glass or whatever you have on hand. I know you’re going to be tempted to eat the Mousse straight away but after you take a little taste (and who can blame you for that) put it into the fridge to set up! It will need to set up before using it (else it will fall all off the edges of your cake & look like a little hot mess & we wouldn’t want that!)

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I’m so excited to see what the rest of the talented participants will be coming up with this month. Be sure to stop by their blogs to check them out as well!  And, as you can NEVER have enough Nutella inspiration, be sure to check out the World Nutella Day Blog! They have some incredibly tasty offerings as well! You might want to run to the store & stock up on some Nutella! I think you’re going to need it! choccake3_wm signature

What you’ll need:

1 brick of cream cheese – softened
1 small container of heavy whipping cream
2-3 tbsp honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Nutella – melted
1 box of Chocolate Cake Mix (& necessary ingredients to make it)

What to do:
In your stand mixer with your whisk attachment attached, add your whipping cream & 1/4 cup sugar. Mix until it becomes whipping cream, this will take a few minutes. Move whipping cream to a separate bowl.

Into the mixing bowl, add the cream cheese & 1/4 cup sugar. Mix together with the paddle attachment until creamy. WHILE it’s mixing add in a few tbsps of honey. Taste & check for sweetness, if you like it sweeter add more. Place your Nutella into a microwave proof container and heat it for about 30 seconds until it’s warmed through. Add the Nutella to your cream cheese mixture and mix until combined well. Remove bowl from mixer & with a spatula FOLD the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap & refridgerate for at least 30 minutes or until mixture is set up.

While it’s setting up prepare your cake mix to box directions. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray & pour your batter in. Bake it for approx 10-15 minutes or UNTIL it passes the toothpick test. Keep an eye on it! After it has cooled completely, cut it into circles with a large cookie cutter.

To assemble torte, place one cake layer on bottom, slather the mousse on, continue until you have three layers. On the top layer add a dollop of mousse & garnish with raspberries & fresh mint if desired.

Buon Appetito!

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40 Comments

  1. 1

    Gorgeous photos and I am sure that dessert is VERY tasty too!

    • 1.1

      Thanks Maria! I had to make a second one before I got a taste (they ate it so fast LOL) but it was worth the wait.

  2. 2

    Looks delish! I would like to try it, but instead of a cake mix, use a brownie mix uising the “cake-like” brownie adjustments. I think the denser texture of the brownie cake combine with the light creaminess of the Nutella mousse would be, as another famous Paula likes to say, “out of this world!”

  3. 3

    Oh that looks so temping. I’m going to have to try that nutella mousse. It’s calling my name right now!!

    • 3.1

      Thanks Jenn! Glad I could help out *wink wink* You’re going to love this one!

  4. 4

    I love the cream cheese-whipping cream-Nutella idea and see it working in other places as well. How ’bout a big ol’ bowl for me right now?

    • 4.1

      Thanks Ellise! Oh it’s very versatile. I am going to try it with Mascarpone as well! Let me know what you try it with :)

  5. 5

    Yummy-dabba-doooo! I love the idea of this mousse.
    Just got myself a new 750 g jar of Nutella, there are so many recipes to try. Can’t wait for Christmas and the special edition 1.5 kg jar to show up :)

    • 5.1

      Ciao Dajana! Adesso lo so quello che voglio per Natale :) Non vedo l’ora!

  6. 6

    Hi Paula, I like the recipe – looks beautiful though I’m not a nutella fan at ALL. I think I’ll use a creme fraiche-chocolate combo which is my no-cook ganache but has a similar texture to nutella so… We’ll see how that goes. Thanks for sharing. \

  7. 7

    Love the cake. Not so hot on Nutella. Will swap my choco creme fraiche mix for the nutella when I get round to trying this. Thanks for sharing

  8. 8

    Absolutely scrumptious!

  9. 9

    Nutella challenge??? Pure heaven! That recipe is amazing; I need to think something up other than eating it straight out of the jar :)

  10. 10

    Absolutely beautiful! I have a few ideas for this month’s challenge… Need to pick one and get started! :)

  11. 11

    love it love it love it! brilliant idea! can’t wait to try out what I came up with! Hopefully I will find time this weekend! xxx

  12. 12

    oooooh. nutella anything catches my attention :):):) YUM!

  13. 13

    Oh my god your site looks incredible!!!!! there’s so much to look at, I am …hm…… bedazzled!!!
    I’ll have to come back when I’m not low on sugar and actually have two braincells working :-) I could kill for one of those torte right now :-)

  14. 14

    That looks so good, but you had me at Nutella. I really love that stuff!

    • 14.1

      Thanks Crystal! I’m Paula, I have a Nutella problem too! :) But it’s a problem, I don’t mind having!

  15. 15

    I love the layout of your site!
    This recipe looks fabulous, I love Nutella too! :)

  16. 16

    Oh yum!!! I’m so behind this month! I need to get on mine. I’ve got it all worked out in my head…now to actually bring it to fruition in the kitchen!

    • 16.1

      Thanks Rachael! I’m sure yours is going to be as fab as your last one!

  17. 17

    Paula- this is unbelievable! What a GREAT recipe!

    I’m a touch nervous about my post! I’m making it tomorrow night!

    Here’s to hoping! You shall see it by the end of this week :o)

    • 17.1

      Ah, thanks Emily! Don’t be silly, I’m sure yours is going to be scrumptious! Can’t wait to see!

  18. 18

    Oh my, this looks mouth watering!
    What a terrific blog you have, all be back to visit often. :)

  19. 19

    That torte is just beautiful and of course it sounds so yummy! I’m glad to have come up with my second challenge recipe – now I can relax until next month – LOL!

    • 19.1

      Ah thanks a bunch Lisa! I’m still working on mine for the first of October. It’s sneaking up on me way too fast :)

  20. 20
    Katie Posert /

    YUMMMMYYYY!!!! The raspberry drizzle made it PERFECT!!!

    • 20.1

      Ciao Katie! So glad you loved it & that you tried it with the drizzle of sauce! I’m working on my November Nutella Challenge recipe now…Hoping it’s as fabulous on the plate as it is in my head LOL!

  21. 21

    Great work and nice pics!
    I really feel hungry now!Cheers,Carsten tasteandshare.comfood social network * wine social network

  22. 22

    So I just finished making this for my man for Valentine’s Day, and here’s what I thought:

    The cake I made from scratch instead of boxed (a sort of triple chocolate with a dark chocolate swirl), and it ended up being much thicker than the tortlettes pictured–since I also use this recipe to make box-equivalent sized cakes as well, I would say that people should expect thicker (I’m only doing two layers) or they should spread the batter into TWO 13x9s in order to get the thickness pictured. And be prepared to have tons of cake bits left over (…not that I’m complaining at all). I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter for V-day :)

    I loved the mousse, but ended up adding about 1/4 more Nutella to the mixture to make it a bit richer, as the Nutella flavor was the main one I was going for on this dish. All told, it was almost an entire small jar of Nutella that went into it.

    I also let the mixture set for much longer than 30 minutes so that it was much easier to work with (especially because I like my cake quite moist so it’s delicate).

    A final addition that I made for aesthetic purposes was making a very light raspberry sauce for contrast and to tie in the raspberries on top a bit better.

    Overall a great recipe and I love all of it so far (as I’ve tasted at every step…hehe). Can’t wait to present it to my boyfriend tonight!

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