Prep 29 mins
Cook 30 mins
An tropical flavor.
- 1⁄2 cup sifted cake flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, separated (room temp)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄4 cup sugar, divided
- 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 4 -5 large ripe mangoes
- 3⁄4 cup confectioners' sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1⁄4 cup nonfat sour cream
- 3 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
- 1⁄2 cup sliced almonds
- 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- Make sponge cake: Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Lightly butter bottom and side of a 10-inch springform cake pan.
- Line bottom of the pan with a circle of baking parchment or waxed paper.
- Dust side of the pan with flour and tap out excess.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Sift flour mixture onto a piece of waxed paper.
- In a large bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer set at high speed, beat egg yolks and 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar for 4 to 6 minutes, until batter is pale yellow and forms a thick ribbon.
- Beat in vanilla.
- Beat egg whites at low speed until frothy.
- Gradually increase speed to high and continue beating soft peaks start to form.
- One teaspoon at a time, gradually add remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar and continue beating whites until they form stiff, shiny peaks.
- Scrape 1/3 of whites on top of beaten egg yolks.
- Resift 1/3 of flour mixture over whites and fold flour mixture and egg whites into egg yolk mixture, making sure to free any flour that may be clinging to side of the bowl.
- One-third at a time, gently fold in remaining whites with 1/3 of resifted flour mixture.
- Do not overfold.
- Scrape batter into prepared pan.
- Bake cake for 8 to 12 minutes, until center springs back when gently touched.
- Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
- Remove from pan and cool completely.
- Make the mango mousse: Put water in a small heatproof cup.
- Sprinkle gelatin over water and let stand for 5 minutes to soften.
- Place cup with softened gelatin in a saucepan with enough water to come halfway up side of cup.
- Heat gelatin mixture in hot, not simmering water.
- Stir gelatin mixture frequently for 2 to 3 minutes, until gelatin granules dissolve completely and mixture is clear.
- Remove pan from heat.
- Leave cup containing gelatin mixture in hot water to keep gelatin warm until ready to use.
- Peel mangoes and cut fruit away from pit.
- Cut fruit into large chunks.
- Combine half of mango chunks with 1/2 cup of sugar in bowl of a food processor.
- Process mangoes for 40 to 60 seconds, until pureed.
- Transfer pureed mangoes to a large saucepan.
- Repeat with remaining mangoes and 1/2 cup of sugar.
- Cook the mango mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until warm.
- Remove saucepan from the heat.
- Add the gelatin mixture and vanilla and whisk until blended.
- Transfer mango mixture to a large bowl and cool to room temperature.
- In a chilled large bowl, beat the heavy cream and sour cream until mixture forms soft peaks.
- Fold 1/3 of whipped cream into mango mixture to lighten it.
- Fold in remaining whipped cream.
- Assemble cake: Remove side from a 10-by-3-inch springform pan.
- Trim a 12-inch cardboard circle so that it fits snugly within curved lip of bottom of springform pan.
- Reattach side of springform pan.
- Remove paper circle from bottom of cake.
- Spread raspberry jam in an even layer over top of cake.
- Place cake layer in bottom of prepared pan.
- Scrape mango mousse over cake layer and smooth it into an even layer.
- Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Unmold cake: Using a portable blow dryer or damp very hot towel, carefully heat outside of springform pan until edge of mousse melts slightly.
- Release clamp on side of springform pan and gently lift it up and remove it from around side of the cake.
- Defrost cake in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, until ready to decorate.
- Decorate cake: Spread toasted almonds on a piece of waxed paper.
- Set aside 28 of best almond halves to garnish cake.
- Lift cake up on cardboard cake circle, supporting bottom of cake in one hand.
- Scoop up almonds and gently press them against side of cake, working around cake until side is completely covered.
- Put cake on a serving plate.
- In a chilled small bowl, using a hand-held electric mixer set at medium speed, beat cream with the sugar until stiff peaks begin to form.
- Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large closed star tip (such as Ateco#4) with whipped cream.
- Pipe 14 rosettes around top edge of cake.
- Garnish each rosette with 2 toasted almond slices.
- Refrigerate cake until ready to serve.
- by Lisa Morley, chef and owner of A Sweet Affair in Naples, Florida, in the Chocolatier Recipe Collection on the WorldWideWeb.
What a great cake. I had to go out and get more mangos to make another one. The first time I made it I followed the recipe to a T. The second time I did not add the assembly part and instead covered it with mango Jello which gave it a nice shiny glaze. The kids went wild on it. Thanks for the recipe.
This cake was a great hit in my family. If you like mangos, you should try it, great mango taste! Only thing is that it's a lot of work, but definitely worth it. The cake was a little on the dry side, so next time, I may adjust the recipe for that part, but the mousse was perfect! I topped it with slices of mango for a nice presentation. Thanks for posting this.