>> Sunday, August 30, 2009
My first ever attempt in making a Mousse Cake. Was nervous before making it because, if I stuff this up, my dear friend won't have a cake for her birthday.
The most fun bit in the process of making this cake was decorating!! (though I still think there's lots of room for improvement)
Love strawberries on green tea cakes ^^
Cross-section of the cake
Everyone loved it!! Thanks Yochana for a such good recipe.
Myself, I think I need to improve more on the distinction on the cake layers!
Ingredients for sponge cake:
4 egg yolks
45 gm. castor sugar
4 egg white
50 gm. castor sugar
30 gm. water
50 gm. corn oil
90 gm. cake flour
5 gm. or 1 tsp. green tea powder
Green Tea Mousse Filling:
4 egg yolks
75 gm. castor sugar
150 gm. fresh milk
8 gm. green tea powder
300 gm. whipped cream
10 gm. gelatine powder + 45 ml. water (soak together then microwave for about 25 secs.)
(1) For green tea sponge cake: Mix egg yolks, sugar, water and cornoil together and stir till mixture is smooth.
(2) Add in flour and green tea powder and mix evenly.
(3) Whisk egg white with sugar till stiff peak. Fold in egg yolk mixture and pour mixture into a 9" square tin.
(4) Bake at 170C for about 30 mins. or till skewer inserted comes out clean.
(5) Leave cake to cool on wire rack and slice cake into 2 slices. Place 1 slice of cake into a 9" square cake ring.
(6) Mousse: Heat milk till warm, then add in castor sugar and green powder. Stir till evenly mixed. Fold in egg yolks and stir. Becareful not to allow the egg yolk to overcook and it will become lumpy.
(7) Add in melted gelatine mixture and leave to cool.
(8) Fold in whipped cream gently.
(9) Pour half of the mousse filling onto the prepared cake ring and then top up with the other slice of green tea sponge cake.
(10) Pour balance mousse on top and level it evenly. Refrigerate till mousse is set.
(11) Take out the cake from the cake ring and sieve green tea powder on top and decorate as desired.
Recipe courtesy to Aunty Yochana
A cake with a personal touch for a life-long friend.