Monday, July 16, 2012

Mango Mousse Cake - Eggless Version

Mango mousse cake is the sponge cake filled with mango mousse which  is quite spectacular. It looks difficult, but is easy to make using a springform pan. Sponge cake lines the bottom of the pan, which is then filled with the mousse and another layer of cake. The sponge cake is soaked with  fruit flavored syrup or a simple sugar syrup , which compliments the delicate sweet-tart flavor of the creamy mousse. This is a cake that will wow guests. 


For Eggless Sponge Cake (8 inch cake)
  • All purpose flour - 1& 1/2 cups (225 gms)
  • Plain Yogurt (room temperature) - 1 cup (250 ml)
  • Granulated sugar - 3/4 cup (200 gms)
  • Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1&1/4 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1/2 cup (125 ml)
  • Vanilla essence - 1&1/2 tsp
For Mango Mousse filling
  • Mango puree - 1 cup
  • Cream cheese - 8 oz or Hung curd - 1 cup
  • Cream - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Gelatin - 3 tsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup
  • Sugar syrup - For soaking
For Mango Jelly  Mirror
  • Mango puree - 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Gelatin - 1 &1/4 tsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup
      To garnish
      • Kiwi and cherries


        To Make Eggless Sponge Cake
        • Sieve the flour and keep it aside.
        • Beat sugar and curd together till mixture becomes creamy.
        • add baking powder and baking soda to the creamed mixture. Mix well.
        • Let the mixture set for 5 minutes and you can see the bubbles appearing.
        • now add vanilla essence, cooking well and mix well.
        • Then slowly add the flour in portions at a time and fold into wet ingredients.
        • Preheat the oven to 375 deg F.
        • Meanwhile line up the cake tin using butter paper and pour the batter into the cake tin.
        • Bake the cake for 25 to 30 minutes or till a fork inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
        • Allow the cake to cool down for 10 minutes, then invert and remove the butter paper.
        • When the cake cools down completely, divide the cake into 2 slices and keep it ready to assemble.
        To Make Mango Mousse Filling
        •  Peel the mangoes and separate the flesh from the seed. combine the mango flesh and sugar into a blender and make puree.
        • If using tinned mango puree, do not add additional sugar as the puree is usually sweetened.
        • Add softened cream cheese to mango puree and whisk until combined.
        • Now whip the cream with 2 tbsp of powdered sugar until the soft peaks are formed.
        • Mix in the whipped cream to the mango mixture.
        • Soak the gelatin into 1/4 cup of water.
        • Then heat the soaked gelatin mixture until melted and clear (heat in microwave for 20 seconds or use double broiler).
        • Pour the melted gelatin mixture into mouse and mix well for 1 minute.

         To Assemble Mango Mousse Cake
        •  Line the sides of  8 inch spring form pan with parchment paper.
        • Place one layer  of sponge cake at the bottom of the pan .
        • Moisten the cake with 2 tbsp of soaking liquid.
        • Pour 1/2 of the mango mousse and spread evenly using spoon.
        • Place another layer of sponge cake over the mousse.
        • Again moisten the cake with 2 tbsp of soaking liquid aand spread the remaining mousse .
        • Refrigerate the cake for 2 hour until the mousse is set.

        To Make Mango Jelly Mirror
        • In a bowl, add mango puree, 1/4 cup of water and sugar and heat over low flame till sugar is completely dissolved..
        • Strain the mixture discard any remaining threads.
        • Soak the gelatin into 1/4 cup of water.
          Then heat the soaked gelatin mixture until melted and clear (heat in microwave for 20 seconds or use double broiler).
          Pour the melted gelatin mixture into mango mixture and mix well for 1 minute.
        • Gently pour the mango mixture over the cake(check that the mango mixture is not hot else it will melt the mousse layer and make a mess) .
        • Refrigerate the cake about an hour until the jelly mirror is set .
        • Once set, unmould the cake and gently peel off the parchment paper and decorate with some fresh fruits.


        1. That's gorgeous cake dear! Loved it totally!!! :)

        2. Beautiful presentation n lovely cake

        3. Thats such a lovely looking cake... So yummy and delicious looking... Perfectly set

        4. looking gorgeous and perfectly made...

        5. Beautiful cake,incredibly irresistible.

        6. Awesome & fabulous cake,loved it..yummy is just a small word,Pranjali...Deliciously done!!

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        7. Wow, this is awesome!! loved the presentation very neat

        8. awesome...good work..keep it up..

        9. Gorgeous cake.......will definitely try it after Ramadan.

        10. wow. it's really a good contribution to us guys not good at cakes, you know i did some cakes before but the taste it's not good, then i quit, so if you have
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