May 18, 2012

Strawberry Mousse Cake

My son only has days of kindergarten left and that means one thing, a summer full of two kids all day long. Don't get me wrong, I love both of my kids tremendously, however, when they are together for long periods of time they fight. The smallest thing that the other one does will get on their nerves and they will cry, scream, you name it. So what do I do? I eat sweets. Not a lot, but a small slice of great homemade cake can relax me after a stressful and crazy  week. I love cake, especially with homemade frosting, yum! In the spring I love using fresh strawberries and I was excited when I saw a recipe for Strawberry Mousse Cake in the April issue of Southern Living magazine.

This recipe has 11 ingredients. I takes 5 hours and 15 minutes of total time, 45 minutes of which is active and makes 10 to 12 servings. I had no problems finding any of the ingredients at my local grocery store and made no ingredient modifications. I did have to make a few changes to the recipe. The first issue was with the time the recipe stated for the gelatin to set. The recipe states for the gelatin to set for 30 minutes, that is way too short. I tried using the mousse after it had sat in the fridge for 30 minutes and the cake layers slide off. I put the gelatin back in the fridge and let it sit for an hour and then it was much easier to deal with. Finally, I changed the frosting recipe. The frosting didn't add any vanilla extract. I have never made frosting without vanilla or almond extract, so I added a small amount of both and then set it in the fridge until I frosted the cake. This helped the frosting not to be runny and the flavor was great with the addition of the extracts. I followed the remainder of the recipe as written.
The flavor of the fresh strawberries in this cake was delicious. I served this cake for mother's day and I was very pleased with the results. Make sure to change the frosting and mousse components of this cake and it will turn out perfectly. This cake only lasted two days since it was so popular! Overall, a great spring cake and a yummy way to use fresh strawberries.

For the recipe go to Strawberry Mousse Cake.

22 comments:

  1. Oh that is such a lovely cake! Thank you for following Bethartfromtheheart! I am now following you as lucyatmax through GFC! "I'll be watching you!"

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    1. Thanks for following back :) I hope you find some recipes to try!

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  2. To be honest I've never tried raw strawberries in my whole life. And just by looking at the photo, it just makes me salivate. Strawberries are so expensive here in my country and they're only grown in the northernmost part of Philippines.

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    1. Raw strawberries are really delicious :) Luckily here they are very easy to find and inexpensive, I use them all the time in the spring and summer!

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  3. Mmmm. Looks delish! I'm following you now. Thanks for the comment on my blog! :)

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    1. Thanks :) It turned out well and was eaten quickly!

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  4. This looks so good! I am reading all your recipes now! I am a new follower from Mombloggers

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    1. Thanks :) I hope you find some new recipes to try!

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  5. This looks yummy,if only I could cook.I will definitely try to make this with freshly picked strawberries.Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. This recipe is actually easy, it looks much more complicated than it is. Just make sure to chill the bowl and beaters before you whip the cream and it should turn out!

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  6. I had two kids and they were not permitted to fight because it drove me up the wall.

    A few, "YOU WANNA FIGHT? I'LL FIGHT WITH YOU." and they got tired of it. LOL

    Now if I'd had this strawberry mousse cake I'd have been a better mother. :)

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    1. It can drive me pretty crazy too! That's why I eat a little bit of sugar and relax with a cup of coffee :)

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  7. This looks absolutely amazing. My son is grown and out of the house, but I still have lots of reasons to need a slice of cake! My husband loves strawberries, too. Thanks, Frugal!

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    1. Thanks :) My two adore strawberries and every time that I buy the for a recipe, I have to hide them to ensure that they don't get eaten!

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  8. Hi, just to let you know that I added this post to StumbleUpon for you. Someone did this for my corned beef post and its page views just shot up. I hope that works for you too.

    If it does, and you want to, you could like one of my posts that you liked in StumbleUpon too – but you do have to register with them (it's free) and then download their toolbar or click the SU button I have now put at the bottom of most posts – probably too much hassle.

    Thanks for following Carole's Chatter

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    1. Thanks for the stumble :) I have the toolbar I just am horrible about actually using it! I will do it for you though!

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  9. Strawberries and cake, a perfect combination! Looks delicious, and I will be trying soon. Thanks for posting, and happy SITS day to you!!

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    1. I agree, I love strawberry cake! Tell me if you like the recipe if you try it!

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