Strawberry Mousse Cake
125g Optima flour
30g Corn oil or melted butter
a little vanilla flavour
1. Put all ingredients in mixing bowl except corn oil and whisk till thick.
2. Then add in corn oil and pour in a 8″ lined cake tin.
3. Bake at 180C for 20 mins.
4. Remove cake from tin and leave to cool and cut cake into 2 slices.
200g Strawberry puree (puree 250g strawberry & measure to 200g)
few drop of strawberry paste
15g Gelatine powder mix with 3 tbsp water & side aside
200g Fresh whipping cream
prepare more fresh strawberries-cut into half
1. Put strawberry puree, sugar and strawberry paste into pot. Let it boil at low fire until sugar
dissolved and add in gelatine, mix well till mixture melted. Leave to cool in large bowl.
2. Whip up fresh cream till soft peak and fold into strawberry mixture with a hand whisk.
3. Put one slice of sponge cake in a adjustable cake ring. Pour some strawberry mousse on cake and place fresh strawberries on it in circular order and pour a little more of mousse on top to cover the fresh strawberries.
4. Then place the second slice of sponge cake on top and pour balance mousse on top.
5. Leave cake to set in refrigerator for about 4 hours or more.
1tsp Agar agar powder or gelatine powder
30g Instant jelly powder
Boil all jelly ingredients together and let it cool down a little.
Place more fresh strawberries on top of mousse cake and slowly pour in jelly liquid to cover
Hi Ann, fresh whipping cream is Topping Cream or Whipping Cream? Thanks!
Hi Ai Li, I PH topping cream I'm using.
Thanks, Ann! What is the white cream all over the cake? Did you pour it over and spread all over it?
Hi Ai Li, The white cream is fresh topping cream. Whisk a little more fresh topping cream together with the 200g and spread at the sides of the cake.
Thanks, Ann! Do I spread the white cream all over the cake after I have poured over the jelly topping and remove the adjustable ring right? My cake is already in the fridge. Tomorrow I will do the jelly topping. This is the cake that I will be bringing to my office for my colleagues birthday. Thanks again!
Ai Li, Remove the cake ring at the jelly is set, then spread cream at the sides.
Hi Ann, finally I brought this cake to the office. Everybody loved it. However, my cake is not as beautiful as yours at all. The top jelly is not clear. I had to do this jelly topping twice. The first time when I poured the jelly into it, it immediately solidified; not liquid at all. Ann, why is this so? I quickly took it out and did a 2nd batch. When I removed the cake ring, I found out that the jelly topping didn't stick to the cake at all. It was movable although it is already hardened. To my horror, part of my 2nd layer cake and most of the mousse stick to the adjustable ring. I have to patch up job so it is really a mess. Nonetheless, the taste is still great. Ann, can you advise me what did I do wrong to cause all these problems? Thanks for your help!
Hi Ai Li,
Because instant jelly set very fast once it touches the cold mousse. The top jelly not clear is because you did the jelly twice. When you removed the first top jelly, you might have accidentally scratches the mousse, so the top jelly will look cloudy. I think the reason probably you've added a lot of strawberries on top, this makes the jelly cannot stick directly on the mousse.
Is really ok that the mousse stick to the adjustable ring. Just use a sharp knife to scrape the sides of the cake ring and of course got to do some patching 😀
Hi Ann, thanks for great tip! Appreciate it!
Hi Ann, if I want to use the strawberry mousse on an 11" or 12" round cake, do I double or triple the recipe? Thanks!
Ai Li, you can bake one and the half portion cake recipe for thinner cake sponge and double recipe for thicker slices. Double the mousse recipe and place the remaining mousse in cups if there is any extra.
Great idea, Ann! For the cake, I am considering using the chocolate sponge cake from your banana chocolate recipe and for the mousse, I will use this strawberry mousse recipe. Thanks!
Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe.
Can I substitute the instant jelly powder with gelatine powder for the jelly topping? Also, what type of nuts do you use to decorate the sides of the cake?
Hi Carol, Yes. You can omit the instant jelly powder. You may refer to my honeydew mouse cake for the topping recipe. Add more sugar to the water to replace the honeydew puree.
Happy Baking 🙂
Thank you for your reply. What type of nuts do you use to decorate the sides of the cake?
You can use any type of nuts on hand – peanut, almond, hazelnut….
thank you, still trying to learn new recipes from the other bloggers..
wow the cake looks beautiful!!