Red White and Blue Mousse Cake


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9inch spring form pan with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick spray. Here’s where it gets just a little bit tricky… You are going to need to extend the depth of your pan so cut a strip of parchment paper that is about an inch or 2 taller than you pan and place it inside the pan. Now you are ready to start your first layer.

Sugar cookie layer

1 roll of refrigerator sugar cookie dough

Smash the dough onto the bottom of your already prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Once baked remove from oven and let cool completely. Once cooled completely you are ready to start your “red” strawberry layer.

Strawberry Mousse

1-1/2 cup fresh strawberries

9 ounces white chocolate chips

1-1/2 cups heavy whipped cream, divided

2 tsp unflavored gelatin powder

2 Tbsp cold water

a few drops of red food coloring

Place 1/2 cup fresh strawberries in either a blender or food processor and make a quick puree. you should have a 1/4 cup of puree when finished, Place 1/4 cup strawberry puree in a microwave safe bowl and add white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Let cool to room temperature.

In a small bowl add gelatin to 2 Tbsp of water and let the gelatin absorb the water. Once your chocolate has cooled. Heat gelatin in microwave for 15 seconds. Add gelatin to chocolate mixture and stir together. Add a couple drops of red food coloring to chocolate mixture to get desired color.

Whip remaining 1 cup of whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Fold half of your whipping cream into chocolate mixture until combined, Fold in the rest of the whipping cream until all is combined. Slice the remaining 1 cup of strawberries and gently stir them into your chocolate mixture. Pour your strawberry mousse over your already prepared and cooled sugar cookie and place in fridge. Let set for 30 minutes. Then it is time to prepare your “white” vanilla mousse layer.

Vanilla Mousse Layer

9 ounces white chocolate chips

1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided

1/4 cup honey

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp gelatin powder

2 Tbsp cold water

In a microwave safe bowl place white chocolate, 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream and honey. Heat in 30 second increments stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Let cool to room temperature. In a small bowl add gelatin to 2 Tbsp water and let the gelatin absorb the water. Once your chocolate mixture has cooled microwave gelatin mixture for 15 seconds. Add gelatin mixture to chocolate mixture and whisk together. Add vanilla to chocolate mixture and stir till combined. Whip remaining 1 cup heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Add half of your whipped cream and fold together until combined. Once combined fold in remaining whipped cream until combined. Pour over your strawberry layer and place back in fridge. Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes. Once set for 30 minutes you are ready to begin your “blue” blueberry mousse layer.

Don’t worry this is your last layer…LOL!!

Blueberry Mousse Layer

For your blueberry layer you are going to want to prepare it just as you have your strawberry layer but exchange

1-1/2 cups blueberries for strawberries

and

a few drops of blue food coloring for the red food coloring

Once you have finished making the blueberry mousse pour over your vanilla mousse layer and place back in the fridge and let set at least 4 hours but overnight is best.

Once your mousse is set remove collar of spring form pan and carefully lift mousse cake off the base of the pan and set on serving dish or cake board. Now you are ready to dig in or top.

I topped mine with left over fresh strawberries and blueberries and some whipped cream.

ENJOY and have a safe and fun 4th of July!!

 

 

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Very Berry Vanilla Cake

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9 inch round cake pans and set aside.

Very Vanilla Cake

4 cups cake flour

1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter, room temperature

2 cups sugar

1-1/3 cups milk, room temperature

2 tsp pure vanilla

1/4 cup french vanilla creamer

8 egg whites, room temperature

Sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt into a small bowl and set aside. Mix milk, vanilla, and creamer in a glass measuring cup and set aside.

In bowl of mixer with paddle attachment cream butter until butter becomes very light in color. Slowly add sugar and continue to beat on medium until light in color again. Add flour mixture in thirds alternating with milk in 2 equal parts of milk mixture, mixing after each addition just until smooth.

With clean beaters and in a different bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Stir in about 1/4 of your egg whites to your batter and then fold in remaining egg whites gently with a rubber spatula.

Pour batter into your already prepared pans, dividing equally among the 3 pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center removes clean. Let cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack and then turn pout of pans and let cool completely.

Very Berry Vanilla Filling

1 (3 ounce) box of french vanilla pudding mixing

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

1 batch very berry filling (use a frozen berry mixture with raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries) the link will follow

https://crumbsinmymustachio.wordpress.com/2015/05/Easy-Berry-Cake-Fillings/

In bowl of mixer with whisk attachment, whisk pudding mix, heavy cream and milk until a thick pudding consistency is achieved.

Very Vanilla Whipped Frosting

1 (8 ounce) block cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 tsp pure vanilla

2 cups Heavy cream

In a cold bowl with a cold whisk attachment, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Slowly add heavy cream and continue to whisk until thick.

Extra and Assembly

1/4 cup raspberries

1/4 cup blackberries

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

Place one layer of cake on cake board, top with half of your pudding mixture and then have of your berry filling. Place second layer of cake on top and then top with other half of pudding and berry filling. Place last layer of cake and frost and decorate. ENJOY πŸ™‚

 

 

Easy Berry Cake Fillings

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These easy fillings are great to use in cakes and/or pastries. The dark is a very berry which is a medley of strawberries, black berries, raspberries and blueberries. The lighter in color is raspberry. They can be store in the fridge for 3-4 weeks or in the freezer for 3-4 months. Each batch makes about a cup of filling.

2 cups frozen berries of your choice

1/2 cup sugar

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1-1/2 Tbsp water

In a medium heavy bottom pot and on medium high heat, place berries in your pot and let boil down. Once berries are boiled down add sugar, stir till combined and bring back to a boil. In a small bowl mix cornstarch and water, it will be thick but stir until combined well you do not want any lumps. Add cornstarch mix to your pot and and stir constantly for about a minute until combined and your fruit filling becomes thick. Remove from heat and place in a mason jar, let cool. ENJOY!! πŸ™‚

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Cake

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Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans,set aside. Line a third 9 inch round cake pan with parchment paper.

Filling (ice cream layer)

1 container (1.5 quarts) cookies and cream ice cream, softened

In the one 9 inch round cake pan that is lined with parchment paper place softened ice cream inside and with back of a large spoon or rubber spatula spread and fill pan with ice cream and then place in the freezer.

Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar

1-3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup veggie oil

1 cup milk

2 tsp vanilla

1 cup boiling water

In bowl of mixer place, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix until combined well. Add eggs, veggie oil, milk and vanilla mix on medium for 3 minutes, Carefully stir in 1 cup boiling water by hand.

Pour into prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center removes clean. Remove from oven and set on wire racks in pan and let cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans and let cool completely.

Whipped Cream Frosting

In a cold bowl of mixer with a cold whisk attachment

1 cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Whisk on medium high until you get a stiff whipped cream

Dark Chocolate Ganache

4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 Tbsp butter

Place Chocolate in a heat proof bowl. In a small pot heat heavy cream and butter to a slow boil. Pour cream mixture over chocolate and stir until smooth. Let cool to room temperature

Assembly and Extra’s

8-10 oreo cookies

Place one layer of cake on cake board and then place your “ice cream’ filling layer on top. On top of the ice cream place your second layer of cake. Frost with whipped cream frosting and place in freezer for 20-30 minutes. This is the perfect time to start ganache. Pour ganache over the top of cake. Decorate with extra whipped cream frosting and oreo cookies. Keep in freezer until ready to serve and ENJOY!! πŸ™‚

Mint Chip Cake

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Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9 inch round pans and set aside.

Mint Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar

1-3/4 cup flour

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1-1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

3/4 cocoa powder

2 eggs room temperature

1/2 cup veggie oil

1 cup milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp mint (not peppermint) extract

1 cup boiling water

In a bowl of mixer place, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder mix until combined well.

Add eggs,oil, milk, vanilla and mint, beat on medium for 3 minutes.

Stir in boiling water by hand.

Place batter in prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center removes clean. Let cool on wire racks in pans for 10 minutes. Remove pans and continue to cool on racks until completely cooled.

Mint ButterCream

1 cup butter, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp milk

1 tsp mint extract

1/8 tsp salt

green food coloring

In bowl of mixer combine butter, sugar and salt, beat till blended

Add milk, mint and food coloring (start with a drop and add to get desired minty color) and beat for 3-5 minutes until fluffy.

Mint Chip Filling

1 cup mint butter cream

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

stir chocolate chips into buttercream until combined

Chocolate Ganache

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 Tbsp butter

4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped

Place chocolate in a heat proof bowl. In a small pot add cream and butter, bring to a slow boil. Pour cream mixture over chocolate and stir until smooth. Let cool to room temperature

Extras

8-10 andes mints

Assembly

place one layer of cake on cake board, fill with mint chip filling. Place second cake on top, frost with mint buttercream and place in fridge while you make the chocolate ganache. Once ganache is room temperature pour over top of cake. Decorate as you like and ENJOY!! πŸ™‚

 

Limoncello Berry Supreme

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 9inch round cake pans and set aside.

LEMONY LIMONCELLO CAKE

4 cups cake flour (must be cake flour will not work with all purpose flour)

1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp Baking Powder

3/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter, room temperature

2 cups sugar

1-1/3 cups milk, room temperature

1 tsp lemon extract

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup limoncello

8 large egg whites, room temperature

Sift together cake flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl, set aside. In bowl of mixer place butter and beat on medium until butter is creamy and light in color. Slowly add sugar and continue to beat till completely combined and once again light in color. In a glass measuring cup combine Milk, lemon extract, vanilla and limoncello. Add flour mixture in thirds alternating with 2 equal parts of milk mixture, mixing after each addition just until smooth.

With Clean beaters and in a different bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Stir about 1/4 of your egg whites into your batter and then fold the rest of your egg whites in with a rubber spatula. Divide batter evenly among your 3 already prepared pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven when and let cool for 10 minutes in pans on wire racks. After 10 minutes flip cakes out of pan back on to wire racks and let cool completely.

Lemony Berry Filling

1 cup sliced strawberries

1 cup raspberries

1 cup blackberries

1/2 cup limoncello

1/4 cup orange juice

1 (3oz) package instant lemon pudding mix

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream

In a bowl place berries, limoncello and orange juice, cover and let set on counter for about 30 minutes.

In bowl of mixer with whisk attachment beat pudding mix, milk and heavy cream, whisk until you get a thick filling consistency.

WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING

1 (8oz) block cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tsp lemon extract

2 cups heavy cream

In a cold bowl with a cold whisk attachment whisk cream cheese, sugar and extract until fluffy. Slowly add heavy cream and continue to whisk until stiff .

ASSEMBLY and extras

1/4 cup sliced strawberries

1/4 cup raspberries

1/4 cup blackberries

Place one layer of cake on cake board, fill with half of your lemon pudding and half of your berries that have been soaking. Place second layer of cake on top, fill with other half of your lemon pudding and boozey berries. Stack last cake on top. Let set for about 30 minutes in fridge. Frost with whipped cream frosting and top with mixed berries. Store in fridge until ready to serve. ENJOY!! πŸ™‚

 

Chocolate Banana Ho Ho

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line one 10×15 jelly Β roll pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick spray, set aside. Set one tea towel on counter and dust with either powdered sugar or sweetened cocoa powder.

CAKE

6 eggs, room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup flour

1/4 cup cocoa powder

In a bowl whisk eggs and sugar together until fluffy, combined and doubles in volume. Sift together flour and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Fold flour mixture into egg mixture in thirds. Pour into your already prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 12-16 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center removes clean. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes and then Β flip out onto prepared tea towel, remove parchment paper and then “roll” cake up into tea towel starting with the shorter side. Let cool completely rolled in towel.

BANANA FILLING

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 (3 ounce) package Instant banana cream pudding mix

1 whole banana, sliced

Whisk together milk, heavy cream and pudding mix until becomes a pudding consistency. Gently unroll your cake and place pudding on cake and then add sliced bananas. Roll back up cake and set in fridge to set while you make your ganache.

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

4 ounces semi sweet chocolate, cho[pped

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tbsp butter

place chopped chocolate in a heat resistant bowl. In a small sauce pan bring heavy cream and butter to a boil,once boiling remove from heat and pour over chocolate. Stir until chocolate becomes smooth. Let cool to room temperature. Pour and smooth over your chocolate roll cake. place in fridge until ready to serve and enjoy!! πŸ™‚