Aspiring Bakers #8 : Bread Seduction (June 2011)


Bake or steam Bread, Buns or Pau. To join, post it on your blog between 1 June to 30 June.
Click here for details.

The closing date is 30 June 2011.
All entries will be compiled and posted on 1 July 2011.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

mango mousse cake

NO, not tiramisu! im just in love with using sponge finger (: it helps to cover up the ugly sides. i made this for my dad's birthday (: all using FRESH mango and puree it (: mango season! and i still have mango at home . . more mango bakes to go? ;D

i realise that adding mango for baking, despite adding more mango, it only brings out fragrance and not so much of taste unless you topped it with mango and eat it. however, adding mango essence is a no no to me. this cake have a nice fragrance of mango but not a strong taste of it. i would add a bit more sugar to enhance the flavour. overall, is still yummy (:

btw, the banana oreo muffins are really yummy! it was finished and the next time i see banana, i'll bake this for sure. my mum request for it too (:

recipe adapted from HHB and i modified it (:

im submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #5 : Fruity March hosted by Jess

is quite blur but can you spot the many layers (:


 (makes one 7 inch sponge cake)

100g cake flour
3 eggs, room temperature
90g caster sugar
20g unsalted butter, melted
2 tablespoons fresh milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Sift cake flour, set aside. Line bottom and sides of an 18cm (7 inch) round pan with parchment paper, set aside. Pre-heat oven to 170degC. Position rack at the lower bottom of the oven.
  2. With an electric mixer, whisk eggs and sugar on HIGH speed for about 5 to 7 mins, until the batter double in volume and is ribbon-like (the beater should leave a ribbon-like texture when the batter is lifted up). Turn to LOW speed and whisk for another 1 to 2 mins. Whisking at low speed helps to stabilise the air bubbles in the batter.
  3. Add sifted cake flour into the batter. With a spatula, gently fold in the flour until well blended. Take care not to deflate the batter. (To ensure proper folding in of the flour, you can add the flour in three separate additions.)
  4. Add the melted butter, fold with spatula until well blended
  5. Add in fresh milk, vanilla extract and fold in gently with spatula.
  6. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 30~35 mins, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Unmold and invert onto cooling rack, cool completely. Slice into 2 pieces.


Whipping cream 350ml + 3 tbsp icing sugar
Mango Puree 300 350g

Diced mango cubes 200 300g
Gelatin Sheet /powder 17g
Rum 1 tbsp


1. Dissolve gelatin in 60ml hot water. Keep warm for use later.
2. Whip cream till 70% stiff or mousse state.
3. Add gelatin solution into mango puree and mix well.
4. Add mango gelatin mixture into whipped cream and combine well.

Mango puree topping

150g mango puree (bring to room temperature)
1 Tbsp gelatin
4-1/2 Tbsp boiling water


  1. In a mixing bowl, whip whipping cream with icing sugar to mousse state. Refrigerate to chill.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve gelatine powder in hot water. When the gelatine powder is fully dissolved, add to mango puree. Mix well.
  1. Lay 8 inch cake pan with sponge fingers
  2. Put 1 layer of cake on to cake pan and top it with mango mousse filling.
  3. Add in the mango cubes and top it with some mousse just enough to cover the mango cubes.
  4. Put in the other cake layer and pour all the mousse over it.
  5. Wait till the mousse is set and the topping is cooled, arrange sliced fruits, if using, pour in the topping carefully. Let the cake chill for at least 3 hours before removing the cake ring and decorate.



  1. Pretty & yummy cake! I bet your dad is happy & proud to be a little baker as his daughter, home made birthday cakes every year with love ;)

  2. Wow! Wow! love the look, flavors and layers. I totally adore this recipe.

  3. I love mango and am happy that it is in season but unfortunately I am down with a cough. If not, will q for your cake.

  4. What a lovely cake for your Dad! The layering is perfect.

  5. thank you cat! true, nothing beat homemade stuffs (:

    thank you very much umm mymoonah (:

    edith, get well soon! take good care and you can buy mango! plus, you dont have to q (: i can bring over to you ;D

    thank you zoe!(:

  6. Looks delicious and I am sure it tasted very good! Happy belated birthday Jasmine's daddy!

  7. I'm sure your dad will be most pleased with this birthday present ....mmmm looks yummy!

  8. you're getting better and better at this my dear! mango season now! buy and bake to your heart's content haha

  9. thank you very much nancy! i could have added more sugar ;D

    thank you cheah! luckily he like it (:

    thank you jean! yes, mango overdose! ;D

  10. At first I really thought is tiramisu... hahaha

  11. Hi Jasmine. Very clever way of using mango and also lovely decorated cake. I'm sure it tastes good. Happy birthday to your dad.

  12. Wow, the cake looks very inviting and beautiful! Mango cake is one of my favourite too. Happy Belated Birthday to your dad too.
    Blessings, Kristy

  13. really good cake... will try making it one day :)

  14. hi, coming by to let you know that i got an award for you, do pick it up when you are free!

  15. What a lovely cake for your Dad! The layering is perfect.