Taro Mousse Cake

Recipe by Chef #186948
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Method: To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat egg yolks and 1 cup sugar.
  • Fold in flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks with remaining sugar.
  • Gently fold egg whites into batter.
  • If you are using oil or butter for added richness, fold that in last.
  • Pour batter into ungreased 9 inch, round cake pan.
  • Bake about 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean and cake is a light golden brown.
  • To prepare filling: In a chilled bowl with a hand mixer, whip cream until it forms soft peaks.
  • In a separate bowl, combine sugar, powdered milk and warm mashed taro until blended.
  • Add butter and combine.
  • Wait until mixture has cooled to room temperature, then fold in whipped cream.
  • Slice cake in half horizontally.
  • Spread filling on bottom layer with spatula.
  • Add top layer of cake.
  • Note: Peel taro root, cut into 1/3 inch thick slices and steam until soft, about 30 minutes.
  • When root is cooked, mash it with a fork or ricer.
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