Monday, July 18, 2011
Chocolate Torte with Nutella Mousse
Chocolate. Nutella. Creamy goodness. How can you resist:? This recipe makes a fancy dessert good for any company. The secret? It's not that hard to make!
Chocolate Torte with Nutella Mousse and Raspberries
Adapted from bell'alimento
What you’ll need:
1 brick of cream cheese - softened
1 pint (2 cups) of heavy whipping cream
2-3 TB honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Nutella
1 box of Chocolate Cake Mix (& necessary ingredients to make it)
Put your mixer bowl in the freezer. A cold bowl helps the whipped cream set up faster. Get the cream cheese out of the fridge to soften. Measure out your Nutella into a microwavable bowl.
In your stand mixer with your whisk attachment attached, add your whipping cream and 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 now empty mixing bowl (don't worry about cleaning it out), add the cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix together until creamy. WHILE it’s mixing add in a few TB of honey. Taste and check for sweetness; if you like it sweeter add more. Heat your Nutella 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 and with a spatula FOLD the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. The mixture won't mix completely- you'll get a striped effect. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate 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 (for thinner cakes) with cooking spray; pour your batter in. Smooth, and 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 and powdered sugar if desired.