Friday, June 28, 2013

Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut mousse cake

Before June ends, let me quickly do up this Fathers' Day cake for my awesome daddy of course. :D 

My daddy is one hardcore chocoholic, thus it's easy when come to choosing the type of cake to bake for him. So when I saw this chocolate hazelnut mousse cake recipe, it knew this is it. 

Ingredients for sponge cake:
3 eggs
40 g sugar
65 g. cake flour
20 ml oil

Chocolate mousse:
2 egg yolks
50 g sugar
100 g milk
20 gm cocoa powder
50 g water
100 g whipped cream
10 g gelatine powder dissolved in 50 g water

Hazelnut Mousse:

40 g milk
40 g instant custard powder
40 g cold water
60 g Nutella paste
170 g whipped cream

10 g gelatine powder dissolved in 50 g water

Method for cake:
1. Whisk eggs and sugar till fluffy.

2. Fold in oil and flour and pour into a lined 9" cake tin.

3. Bake at 175C for about 25 to 30 mins. Remove cake from oven and let it stand in tray for 5 mins. before removing onto a wire rack. Leave to cool completely.

4. Trim the cooled sponge cake either into a 9" cake ring or 8" cake ring. Making sure there is a gap at the edge for the mousse to flow down.

5. For chocolate mousse: Boil milk, sugar and cocoa powder together. Add in egg yolks and stir vigorously till well mixed. Add in gelatine mixture and mix till well combined. Set aside to cool. 

6. When the chocolate mousse mixture is cool enough,  fold in whipped cream. Pour on top of sponge cake. Level mousse and let it set in the fridge for awhile while preparing the hazelnut mousse.

7.  For hazelnut mousse: mix milk, cold water and instant custard powder together. Stir in nutella and melted gelatine mixture  Slowly fold in whipped cream. Pour hazelnut mousse on top of chocolate mousse.

8. Leave in the fridge to let it set for at least 4 hours. 

This is step 4 that I'm mentioning. Make sure there is a gap at the edge for the mousse to flow down.

I dusted the surface of the cake with some cocoa powder after chilling and decorated with some simple fruits. :)


I simply adore baking mousse cake because it saves me from the fuss of frosting which I have yet to master. :/

My cute daddy said 'like that take nicer' . What can I say? :'D

I can take a photo of my creation right? Hee.. :P


Finally doing my makeup! Haha! :D

By the way, if you have any questions. :) 

I'm submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #32: World of Mousse Cake (June 2013) hosted by Hankerie.



  1. This sounds super delicious. Thanks for posting and sharing this recipe.


  2. Chocolate hazelnut is my favorite cake but i loved the decorations you made with this cake. I am not so good in baking but i will try this at home.



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