Monday, November 8, 2010

Chocolate Nutella Dulce de Leche Mousse Cake

This is the birthday cake I made for my nephew, I do not want to make him a usual chocolate mousse cake so I combined both recipes that I had used before and came out this.

Ingredients : for 7" cake
For Base:
80gm oreo cookies - blended
30gm butter - melted

Mix all the biscuit base ingredients together and press into a 6" springform tin. Baked at preheated oven at 200C for 10 mins and cool aside then chill in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.

Dulce De Leche Mousse : Adapted from here
200ml whipping cream, cold
100g dulce de leche, cold
1 tsp gelatin
1 tbsp water

1. Measure water into a bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin (without stirring with a spoon). Set aside to allow the gelatin grains to swell (10 mins) before setting the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water. Stir with a spoon and once the gelatin melts, remove the bowl from the pot and set aside to cool to room temperature.
2. Put dulce de leche into mixing bowl and put in a bit of cream. On low speed, mix to combine, adding more gradually. When all the whipping cream has been added in, turn to high speed and beat until soft peaks.
3. Turn to low speed. Add in gelatin mixture slowly while beating, and beat until stiff.

For Nutella Chocolate Mousse : adapted from here
1 egg yolks
15g sugar
40g melted butter
50g dark chocolate
100g nutella
150ml whipped cream
1 tsp gelatin powder + 1 tbsp water

Method :
1. Measure water into a bowl and sprinkle in the gelatin (without stirring with a spoon). Set aside to allow the gelatin grains to swell (10 mins) before setting the bowl over a pot of simmering hot water. Stir with a spoon and once the gelatin melts, remove the bowl from the pot and set aside to cool to room temperature.
2. Melt dark chocolate and nutella over a pot of simmering hot water and stir till mix well and set aside to cool down to room temperature.
3. Whisk the egg yolk and sugar on a double boiler until pale in color and thicken. Mix in the melted butter.
4. Add the melted dark chocolate & nutella to the egg yolk mixture, mix until well combine.
5. Add in the gelatin solution and mix well.
6. Fold in the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture.

Chocolate Ganache Topping :
100g chocolate, chopped
60g whipping cream
20g butter

1. Boil the chocolate, whipping cream and butter until mix well and smooth. Set aside for cool slightly.

Assembly :
1. Alternate scoop the DLL mousse and Nutella Chocolate Mousse onto the cookie base until fill up 3/4 of the cake tin. Left one cup of DLL mouse for decoration purpose if desire.
2. Chill the mousse cake in the fridge and about 4 hours.
3. Bring the mousse cake out from the fridge and unmould the cake.
4. Pipe the DLL mousse at the edge of the cake and pour in the chocolate ganache and chill the cake until serving.


  1. Talented bakers like you must be giving those bakeries out there a run for their money. ;)

  2. Your nephew is so lucky to have an aunt like you. Such a beautiful cake and painstakingly decorated for his birthday. Thumbs up, Jess!

  3. I am always envious when I see you ladies churning out lovely birthday cakes like these....

  4. self baked cake always the full of loving & care~~

  5. Jess, this is one yummy looking BD cake! Bet the fella must have been extremely pleased.

  6. WOW! Very beautiful cake :)) I must try to make dulce de leche, hope it is not too sweet.

  7. The cake is so beautiful. Your nephew must be really happy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. 哇....那个表层抹到很平喔,美....

  9. Nicely decorated cake! The best part is you can taste both cakes in one cake :)

  10. So many things you can bake with DDL. I like all your birthday cakes leh. All very pretty!

  11. Oh my goodness Jess..~~My goddess..u r so professional!! Reminds me of those cafeteria cakes..~~

  12. You made my tummy protests....

  13. Oreo, nutella and DDL,
    everything sounds so good!!!!

  14. A bet this mousse cake taste great with nutella, dulce de leche mousse and the best part is the oreo base. ;p

  15. Whoa whoa whoa... you must make one for me when I visit you in the future. haha.... Just blaughing! Look so very delicious. Thank you for sharing it and also congrats on your successful outcome. I'm sure this is a killer.

  16. Looks very pretty leh! I am dying to see what it is inside too, lol! I bet your nephew loved it very much...DDL and nutella, what can be better! Yum!

  17. Wow! Lovely cake! Bet it's creamilicious!

  18. Tigerfish, I am really above the sky hearing such nice words from u heeheehee...

    Thanks Cheah, I do hope he love this cake same as the birthday cake I made for him last yr :).

    Thanks Nel.

  19. Shirley, you can bake so well, I trust you can churn out even better birthday cakes than me if you want to.

    苏联妈妈, I totally agree and what's more, we can rojak the flavor of the cakes we want heeheehee...

    Thanks Jo.

  20. Ann, the sweetness of the DDL is just like condensed milk. You can adjust the sweetness by using lesser DDL.

    Thanks Jess.

    Thanks Jet.

  21. 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝, I didnt spread the ganache, I just pour onto the cake and it became so smooth :D.

    Thanks DG. This is the beauty of homemade, we can create or combine any flavor we like :).

    Thanks Coraine,I am happy to hear all the nice words hahaha...

  22. Ching,sorry for that :P.

    Wendy, these are all my favourite and I combined them together :).

    Somewhere in Singapore, I hope I can share with you some :P.

  23. SSB, I like DDL and at the same time, I still have a can of DDL to clear off :P. Thanks for the compliments, I love hearing all the nice words especially from baking expert like you, I am floating now heeheehee...

    Oh yes, the taste is great, Happy Flour :D.

    Kristy, I will definitely make one for you when you visit Spore, let me know when you are coming ok. And thanks for the nice words, I am happy to hear that, more more also wont feel too much hahaha...

  24. Bee Bee, I am curious to see the inside too but too bad I was not around to witness the cake cutting leh :(.

    Thanks Busygran.

  25. Jess, please take a note that I come over for the tea and do reserve one, not, two large slices of this chocolatey mousse for me! Looks mouthwatering!

  26. Your birthday cakes always look so neat and professional. I'm still trying to perfect my decorating skills or at least not so messy. :)

  27. I'm a big fan of chocolate. I don't mind to add a few more pounds if I get to sample one slice of this cake. Looks really beautiful and mouth-watering!!

  28. This sounds (and I am sure it tasted) heavenly!

  29. WOW!!!!! What a gorgeous cake for your nephew! You are such a talented baker and I am green with envy. Excellent job!!!!

  30. Wow! That's a grand-looking cake! I think you and ZY are becoming cake sifus! One day, 我會上山拜師的.

  31. Wah! That's very nice cake indeed! The Dulce De Leche and nutella is a great combo! No doubt, this is a very tasty cake!

  32. lovely cake, real delicious looking!!

  33. Combining those two mousse recipes in this one cake yielded pure perfection! Love the Oreo crust too :)

  34. Great combo and looks store-bought! You are such a great aunt!

  35. That looks so so so delicious! Love your flavor combo too! You have one lucky nephew!

  36. Angie, I look forwad for you to visit me, I will definitely reserve 2 BIG BIG slices for you :).

    Thanks Aimei. My deco skill is bad, tats why I always go for simple deco.

    Thanks Food For Tots for dropping by and the nice words :).

  37. Thanks Angel.

    Thanks Pam, you are making me blush heeheehee...

    Pei Lin, I am still far far away from being a shifu lah... but I love what you had said heeheehee////

  38. Thanks Grace. Yes DDL and nutella, both my love :).

    Thanks Petite Nyonya.

    Marla, I agree with you and I love oreo crust too.

  39. Thanks Pigpigscorner.

    Thanks Ravenous Rowie.

    Thanks Mr Pineapple Man. Sure, once slice reserve for you :)

  40. I used your nutella filling recipe to make a choc nutella layer cake for my daughter's birthday and it's awesome! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Here is the turnout of my version.


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