Recipe: Mini Nutella Mousse Trifle

Who doesn’t like Nutella or Ferrero Rocher? Combine the two and you have a dessert that is perfection!

To fulfill my craving and to add a chocolate dessert to my bestfriend’s 30th Birthday Backyard BBQ Surprise, I asked Abby of Piece of Cake if she could share a simplified version of her Mini Nutella Mousse Trifle for an amateur baker. Thankfully, she graciously obliged.

There are several parts to this recipe so I will breakdown the ingredients and instructions by section.

Nutella Mousse

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup nutella

In a large bowl, whip together until peaks form.  Refrigerate until use.


  • Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Cake Mix

Bake according to box instructions for cupcakes. Set aside and let cool.

Chocolate Ganache:

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chip semi sweet

Microwave for 1 minute and mix together.

Whipped Cream {or purchase store-bought whipped cream}

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner’s sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, cream will then become lumpy and butter-like.

Ferrero Rocher – Gently crush or slice with a knife. Tip: Because of the hazelnut, the Ferrero can quickly get mushy and messy. I prefer slicing the Ferrero Rocher using a knife.

ferrero rocher bits

Mini Nutella Mousse Trifle Assembly:

  • Crumble cupcake in a clear cup or jar {a clear container is important so that you can see the yummy layers}
  • Drizzle chocolate ganache
  • Sprinkle Ferrero Rocher
  • Drop generous portions of nutella mousse
  • Top with whipped cream
  • Sprinkle more Ferrero Rocher
  • Grab a large {preferably long} spoon and dig in!

nutella mousse trifle

Tip:  Package the trifles in jars for a scrumptious gift or party favor. {note: photo is missing whipped cream topping}

Lederle Tecson
About me

I am a practical, do-it-yourself gal who appreciates the small details that make each event truly special. I hope the ideas and inspiration at Love Every Detail will bring out your creative side and make the process of planning your event a little easier. Remember…it’s in the details!


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