This Nutella Chocolate Torte recipe is a chocolate layer cake filled with a Nutella mousse that is sure to impress!
Last fall, I made a Pumpkin Torte that was not only impressive to look at but it was also delicious to eat! That dessert came to mind when I was trying to decide what to make for a Mother’s Day dessert.
I want to make something that the moms would love and I know that most women love chocolate so I combined the two and threw in some Nutella for good measure. This Nutella Chocolate Torte recipe is easy to make and I could happily consume the Nutella mousse filling every day!
Start by making two 9 inch cakes. Mix together Nutella, eggs, milk and oil. Then add one Pillsbury German Chocolate cake mix
Stir for 30 seconds on low and then beat for 2 minutes on high. Pour into two greased 9-inch pans and bake at 350°F for 25-30 minutes.
While the cakes are baking, make the Nutella mousse. Beat softened cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add Nutella, sugar and vanilla.
Beat until smooth. Fold in a large container of whipped topping. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
Allow the cakes to cool for a few minutes in the pan before removing them to a wire rack to finish cooling. Cut the cakes in half horizontally.
Place one of the cake rounds on a platter. I used an upside-down ceramic baking dish to make transporting the dessert a little easier. Spread 1/4 of the Nutella mousse onto each of the layers.
Melt Pillsbury milk chocolate in the microwave and then drizzle the melted chocolate onto the cake, allowing it to run down the sides. I am not the world’s best drizzler, so luckily there are chocolate curls to cover the top!
To make the chocolate curls, I started with a 4.25 oz Symphony chocolate candy bar. I softened it for a few seconds in the microwave. Then, I turned the candy bar on its side and ran a vegetable peeler along the edge. Top with chocolate curls.
Everyone was impressed with the cake. It was surprisingly light rather than overwhelmingly rich. Next time, I would like to try adding some coffee to the recipe!
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Lita Waston says
Moms love sweet things and you have chosen right present to give her. I think your topping can be replace by creams or chocolate candies. However, our recipe is very nice.
Betty Howell says
thank you so much ,i am going to try these at our next pot luck dinners here at our apartment building.
Teach me how to make a layer cake!!! What’s your secret?!
Chicago Jogger says
I LOVE Nutella. This looks like such a perfect, festive dessert for your mother 🙂
Hi. This recipe looks awesome!!! I was wondering if you can give me a suggestion on what to substitute the cream cheese with? I really don’t like cheese in my desserts, so was looking for something that would complement this recipe that wasn’t cream cheese. Any ideas?? Thanks for posting!! Hope to try this soon.
I don’t know of a substitute, but you could try making a mousse using Nutella and heavy cream. It would not have the same stability that this cream cheese version has but it would taste great. Happy Baking!