Monday, 5 May 2014

Strawberry Mousse cake

Simple and elegant, strawberry mousse cake with a chocolate sponge and strawberry gelée.
This is a 9 inch cake using a spring form tin, line the bottom of the cake tin with baking paper.
Biscuit base:
150g digestive biscuits
75g melted butter
Crush biscuits and add melted butter to form your biscuit base. Chill for 30 mintues.
Recipe for the Strawberry mousse:
300g strawberries
50g caster sugar
300ml whipped cream
4 tbsp icing sugar
16g gelatine
60g water

Puree the berries with sugar and set aside.
Soak gelatine in water for 5 minutes and dissolve to liquid.
Whisk cream and add icing sugar.
Add the gelatine into the fruit puree and whisk to combine, add this into the cream and fold to combine.
Strawberry gelée:
 (set using a 7 inch seamless round cake tin)

50g strawberries
50g raspberries
50g caster sugar
(or less sugar depending how sweet your berries are)
1. tsp gelatine
1 tbsp of water to dissolve

Line cling film inside the cake tin.
Soak gelatine with water for 5 minutes and dissolve into liquid.
Puree the berries with sugar and add gelatine.
Pour into the tin and chill in fridge to set.

Chocolate sponge:
  1 egg
20g caster sugar
20g self raising flour
5g cocoa powder
10g oil

Whisk egg and sugar until ribbom stage.
Sift flour and cocoa powder together and fold into the egg batter.
Add oil and fold well to combine.
Pour into a 7 inch round cake tin with bottom lined, bake in a preheated oven at 180c for 8 minutes.

To assemble refer to this link or see below.

And whisk 200ml of cream with icing sugar to taste to cover the cake and decorate with strawberries and chopped pistachio nuts.
Pipe with cream small dots around the cake.


  1. WOW! This strawberry mousse cake looks so pretty. So perfect for Mother's Day too!

    1. Thank you Ann, I love the simplicity of this design. And the surprise inside the cake when it's cut. This would be the perfect Mother's Day cake.

  2. Hi Mandy:

    Just want to know why I can't copy and paste?
    I love the recipe, but I just don't have the time to sit and copy it out.
    I don't have a printer, so I'm terribly disappointed that there is no copy and paste.