Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Wishing All A Happy & Healthy New Year! Gong Xi, Gong Xi!

It's just one day away to the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Rat. Here's wishing all

"A Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year!"

And also showcasing one of the last birthday cakes that I baked for a dear one in recent months, which as far as I could remember was my first mousse cake.

Mango Mousse Cake
The cake consists of 2 layers of soft sponge sandwiching a thick layer of mango mousse filled with mango cubes. The cake was then frosted with fresh whipped cream and topped with slices of fresh mango. Not bad for a first try, I dare say. *grin*
Recipe for Mango Mousse
150 gm. mango puree (blend finely then pass through sieve to remove fibre)
1 Tbsp. gelatine powder + 50 gm. water (soak together for 5 mins and then stir till dissolve)
2 egg yolks
30 gm. sugar (can adjust to taste)
150 gm. non-dairy whipped cream
some cubed fresh mango
Boil mango puree and sugar together till boiling. Remove from the heat, add in egg yolks and stir till smooth. Put back onto stove and then add in gelatine mixture and stir till dissolved. Leave to cool till lukewarm. Fold in whipped cream. Chill till ready to use.


daphne said...

sweet looking cake!! Happy Lunar New year!!

myCoffee said...

Thanks, Daphne. Happy Chinese New Year to you too!

Xiu Long Bao said...

yumz!!! mango mousse cake :D

Happie new year to you!

ilovepearly said...

Wishing your family, friends and you a Happy Chinese New Year!!
Thats a yummie looking cake.

rokh said...

your cake is calling to me! :P gong xi fa cai :D

Precious Pea said...

Wishing your Rat year filled with more luck, more wealth, good health and happiness.

a feast, everyday said...

Gong xi fa cai! Got to try this mango mousse cake.

myCoffee said...

Hi xlb, ilovepearly,rokh, precious pea and a feast, everyday,

Thanks for your CNY greetings. A very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous Chinese Lunar New Year to you all as well! :)

Jason said...

Happy CNY to you. The cake looks good. :)

Imbi & Itchy said...

Happy CNY Viviene! I thought your cake were store bought, looks damn good! Taking orders?