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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Baking A Lemon Mousse Cake

This year my 10 year old niece volunteered herself to bake the cake for my birthday. I readily agreed, but not wanting her to make it her mom's problem, I told her to come bake it at my house. She pitched up and the two of us sat down to decide what to bake. I decided to challenge her a bit and told her we should bake a lemon mousse cake. She agreed and then insisted I get the camera to share the steps in a blog. So here goes!

The book I took the recipe from.

The recipe we settled on to bake.

You will need 1 lemon, 2 eggs and 6 tablespoons (75 ml) sugar.

Separate the eggs and beat the egg whites to form soft points.

Grate the rind of the lemon.

Add the sugar and the lemon rind to the egg yolks.

Beat until it is white and creamy.

Add 1/2 cup (125 ml) cake flour and 1/2 teaspoon (2,5 ml) baking powder to the egg yolk mixture and mix.

Add the mixture to the egg whites.

Mix everything together.

Pour the batter into a prepared cake tin.

Bake for roughly 15 minutes at 180 °C.

Remove from tin and allow to cool on a wire rack.

For the mousse: Separate two more eggs.

Add 6 tablespoons (75 ml) sugar and the rind of a lemon to the egg yolks.

Sprinkle 1 tablespoon (12,5 ml) gelatine over 1/2 cup (125 ml) boiling water.

Bring more water to the boil in a bowl.

Dissolve the gelatine over the boiling water.

This is what it looks like when completely dissolved.

Allow the gelatine to cool down.

Whip your egg whites to soft peaks.

Beat the egg yolks, sugar and lemon rind to a creamy texture.

Add the juice of 1 lemon and continue mixing. Now add the gelatine solution and mix well.

Whip up 1/2 cup (125 ml) fresh cream.

Fold the cream into the batter. Allow to chill.

When the batter starts to set, fold in the egg whites.

The mixture should look like this when ready.

Place the cake back in the tin that it was baked in. Line the sides with wax paper.

Pour the mousse onto the cake and put in the fridge for roughly 4 hours to set.

Once the cake has set, remove it from the tin.

Carefully peel away the paper.

Slide it onto a plate.

The cake is now ready to be decorated.

And now the cake is ready to eat!

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