1 Dec 2014

Eggless Strawberry Mousse Cake

I love this fruit!! If you go through my blog, you will realize how much I love strawberries and mangoes by the number of strawberry recipes and mango recipes on my page! I can't have enough of these fruit! Although I prefer to eat these fruits as it is, strawberries makes some dee - lee - cious desserts. I have waited a whole year for this fruit to make an appearance and oh I am in strawberry heaven!


Eggless Strawberry Mousse Cake


We simply loved this cake. My son is celebrating his second birthday and we are having a few birthday parties for him. This is the cake I made for the first birthday party among our friends. If you love strawberries, then this cake is a must have. The soft creamy mousse just melts in the mouth and with an equally delicious chocolate cake to go with the mousse...uff, that was truly a match made in heaven.


Eggless Strawberry Mousse Cake


Normally a strawberry mousse cake is paired with a vanilla sponge cake but chocolate is another of my favorite and so I used a chocolate base. You can choose any cake you like. I have used gelatin as a setting agent for this cake. If you don't use gelatin, then you can choose agar agar. I used my eggless mango mousse cake as a reference and just modified it a bit and made this cake. Also check out the Eggless Chocolate Mousse Cake!


Eggless Strawberry Mousse Cake


EGGLESS STRAWBERRY MOUSSE CAKE
Preparation time - 1 hr 15 min (including cake baking) | Setting time - 4 hrs | Serves - 15 slices

Ingredients
  • Cake - one 9" cake
  • Heavy Whipping Cream - 1.5 cups (I used tropolite non dairy whipping cream)
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tsp
  • Strawberry puree - 1.5 cups
  • Granulated sugar - 2 tbsp (or to taste)
  • Icing Sugar - 1 tbsp (for the whipped cream)
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Gelatin - 3 tsp or (agar agar powder 2.5 tsp - check notes)
  • Cold Water - 3 tbsp
  • Strawberries - to decorate (optional)
Eggless Strawberry Mousse Cake


Here are some other Strawberry Recipes
Eggless Strawberry Mousse Cake


For the cake

I made this eggless chocolate cake simply because that's the size I wanted. You can choose any 9 " chocolate cake or vanilla cake of your choice. If you prefer a vanilla cake, then you can choose this vanilla cake recipe. This is also a 9" cake.
Bake the cake and let it cool.


Eggless Strawberry Mousse Cake


For the mousse
1. Thaw 1.5 cups of heavy whipping cream. Leave the bowl (with the cream) and beaters in the fridge and freezer respectively.
2. Add 3 tsp gelatin to 3 tbsp water and let it bloom for 5 minutes. Then heat the gelatin in a microwave or saucepan for 30 seconds. Set this aside to cool completely.



3. You will need about 30-35 strawberries. Roughly chop the berries add the strawberries to the blender and puree without adding water.
2. Transfer the puree to a saucepan and add 2 tbsp of sugar and 1 tsp lemon juice. Stir the puree for 3-5 minutes until it's slightly thickened.



3. Remove from flame and let it cool completely. You should have 1.5 cups of this puree.
4. While the puree cools prepare the cream. Make sure the bowl, beaters and the cream is chilled.



5. Add the vanilla extract and 1 tbsp sugar to the cream and whip for about 7-8 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Do not overbeat.
6. As you beat the cream, about 5 minutes into beating, you will start seeing beater marks. At this stage or when soft peaks form, add the cooled gelatin. Beat again until stiff peaks are formed.



7. Add the cooled strawberry puree and fold gently. Set this aside.
8. Use a cake ring or springform pan without base. Place the ring on a cake board or serving platter. Grease the sides of the pan lightly.



9. Gently place the cake inside the pan. Soak the cake with some sugar syrup. I used grape juice to soak the cake.
10. Pour the strawberry mousse into the cake ring. Spread it evenly. 



11. Cover the cake pan and let it set in the refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours. I left it overnight.
12. Once the mousse sets, remove the ring gently and garnish with some strawberries.


Eggless Strawberry Mousse Cake

Notes
1. You can add another layer over the mousse. You can make a strawberry glaze. Check my mango mousse cake for more details.
2. If you don't use gelatin, use agar agar. If using agar agar, add the powder to hot water, mix it and then add the agar agar to the strawberry puree as you heat it up with lemon juice and sugar. Bring it to a rolling boil. Agar agar needs a rolling boil to activate. Let it cool to almost room temperature. Keep stirring often so that the agar agar does not form lumps. Please Note - I have never used agar agar, use as per your discretion.
3. If you don't have a springform pan, use a cake ring or you can simply wrap a parchment paper around the cake tightly and continue.
4. You can add some chopped strawberries over the cake layer before adding the mousse.
5. If you want to store the cake in the refrigerator, make sure you keep it covered otherwise the whipped cream will dry out.
6. The pink color of the mousse depends on the strawberries you use. My berries were really dark red so I got a deep beautiful pink when added it to the mousse.
7. Increase the sugar if your strawberries are too tart.



Until next time,
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44 comments:

  1. My favorite dessert. looks so appealing & perfectly done.

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  2. Perfect cake...love to grab and have it from the pic

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  3. lovely strawberry cake.. one more addition in strawberry..

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  4. I certainly agree with the match in heaven because the cake is heavenly.

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  5. such a beautiful cake. I love the combination of strawberry and chocolate.

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  6. light n fluffy..beautifully done :)

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  7. Lovely Cake. Tempting to have it now. wonderfully made..Nice Presentation too.

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  8. Tempting cake......and a vegan version .......the cake is heavenly... :)

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  9. wow thats such a lovely cake.. drooling

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  10. Such a big strawberry fan you are.,..making us fall in love with your strawberry collection!!!

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  11. You have a lovely strawberry collection.. Cake looks divine..

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  12. omg tis is jus too much.. grt going

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  13. This is such a beautiful cake. Delightful. I am tempted to have it. :)

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  14. I tried this recipe with Agar agar powder, turned out great! Thank you so much for the lovely recipe! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for the feedback! Glad you liked it :)

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  15. Awesome!!!!! The cake indeed looks so tempting. Just had a query a couple of days back you had posted on facebook -strawberry cake using strawberry preserve. Can u please tell me where can I get that recipe.
    Thanks.

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    1. I don't think that was me! I do have a Strawberry Cake in my blog but I have not posted that on fb yet.

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  16. Perfectly made mousse cake, looks absolutely beautiful and delicious.

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  17. tempting! with such a thick layer of strawberry mousse on it, my boys would probably jump for it( if I make one for them ;)) Gorgeous pics!! Wow!

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  18. Looks so tempting dear.. Really awesome dessert...

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  19. The strawberry toppings made it so pretty..Loved it!!

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  20. wow dear you are always perfect in making mousse.. pass me a slice dear

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  21. wow!! looks so perfect and tempting!! love the strawberry toppings too!! lovely color..

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  22. Tried the recipe today n it turned out awesome. I have posted it on hbg but cudnt tag u unfortunately
    Pls do chk it out. Thx for the lovely recipe.

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and leave a feedback, I appreciate you!! I saw the picture of your cake, looks awesome!! The chocolate collar looks fabulous!

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  23. Thank you for sharing your recipe, it turned out fab though my cake was a lil dry but the mousse compensated 😊 posting a photo on HBG
    Aliya

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    1. Thank you for your feedback! When you add whipping cream to a cake, it tends to dry out. Soak the cake well to avoid this issue.

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  24. Hi..cake looks super yummy.one question-How to store mousse cake?freeze/freezer

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    1. Just cover the cake and refrigerate it no need to put it in the freezer.

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  26. Hi can I use frozen strawberries? some times are hard to find. I made the mango mousse cake and was a hit

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    1. Hi, thanks for your feedback, I saw the photo of your mango mousse cake, it was awesome!
      As for this recipe, I have always used fresh strawberries, so I'm not sure how different frozen strawberries will be. Sorry!!

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    2. I will try it and keep you posted, hopefully work 😉

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    3. I made it with frozen strawberries and work fine just need tone be thawed before purre them. Thank you for a beautiful recipe 💓

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    4. That's great! Glad it worked out well and you liked it!! Thank you so much for taking the time to come back to leave a feedback, I appreciate it! And do send me a photo, I would love to see a picture of your lovely cake!

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    6. I sent you the picture by a message in the Facebook page I hope you like it

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    7. I did see it, the cake looked fabulous! Thanks for sending :)

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  27. What do you mean by thaw the wipping cream?

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  28. Hey ur recipes are amazing... But i always have a confusion regarding the requirement to use gelatin/agar agar in mousse... For example just viewed your chocolate mousse cake recipe and it was without gelatin... Is gelatin not required there?

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    1. Thank you! For my chocolate mousse recipe gelatin is not required since the compound chocolate and the cream acts as the setting agent. Here the strawberry wont set without gelatin.

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