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Nutella Mousse Cake

A delicious easy no fuss cake with an even more delicious nutella mousse topping.


Chocolate Cake

  • 125 g unsalted softened butter (1/2 cup)
  • 125 g sugar (approx 2/3 cup)
  • 2 eggs
  • 125 g flour (1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup milk


  • 1/2 cup nutella
  • 1 cup chilled thickened cream
  • 1 tbsp chopped toasted hazelnuts (optional)


Chocolate Cake

  • Pre heat your oven to 180c. Grease a 20cm springform tin and line the base with baking paper.
  • Place all your cake ingredients except the milk into a mixer and beat until combined. Remove the bowl, add in your milk and mix gently with spoon until the milk is mixed through.
  • Pour into cake tin and place in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Check the cake with a skewer in the middle, if the skewer comes out with a bit of wet cake batter leave it in for another few minutes and check again. The cake will be done when a skewer comes out clean.
  • Leave in the pan to cool completely.


  • While the cake is baking beat the cream until soft peaks form.
  • Place the nutella in the microwave until slightly runnier (about 15 seconds), if the nutella gets too hot, leave it aside to cool.
  • Pour the nutella into the cream and fold gently until combined.
  • Place in the fridge to cool and set while the cake bakes and cools.

To Serve

  • Place cake onto your serving plate. Top with the chilled mousse and hazelnuts.