This particular Mango Mousse Cake is quite the project I must say!
I often wondered if many of you will actually take on such hefty Building on Recipes tasks; but I think my reaction at the end of the video will be enough to convince you to DO IT!!
You will not regret the time that goes into this cake.
Much of it can be prepared in advance so the day you are to build the cake, you already have everything at your fingertips. Yes that is the beauty of Building on Recipes!
I mentioned that the lady fingers are an optional part of this cake, since you can simply ice the entire cake with whipped cream and that’s that.
But once I dug into the cake at the end, I decided that those lady fingers really made such a nice delicate addition that I think you will be happy to include.
You can also spike up your simple syrup with some mango puree or even a bit of Coconut Rum or Alize if you are feeling BOLD!
The lady fingers can be frozen for up to a month so if you plan this well in advance the day of assembly will be a breeze!
So go ahead and get some base recipes in the freezer so you can build this Mango Mousse Cake in no time once summer hits!
The mango mousse can be prepared up to 2 days ahead
½ Recipe of white cake is sufficient since I only used 1 normal layer of cake cut into 2 thinner layers. I wanted to really showcase the Mango Mousse here and avoid having too much thick cake
- Prepare the base recipes as per the instructions on each
- Build the Mango Mousse Cake as shown in the video below.
There is a 1 - 2 hour window to leave cake at room temperature during an event, but all leftovers must be refrigerated promptly.
Cake can be frozen (without the whipped cream icing) for up to 1 month