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Mini Birthday Mango Mousse Cake

Mini Birthday Mango Mousse Cake is perfect for any special occasion. It's light, fruity and full of creamy mango mousse over a shortbread crust.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake to make for birthday, fruit cake, mango cake recipe
Prep Time 50 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 480 kcal

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter cut into cubes

Mango Mousse:

  • 1 cup mango puree I made my own puree with fresh mangoes but you can use frozen
  • 2-1/2 tsp gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Almond Meringues (optional):

  • 1/2 cup finely ground almonds
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 large egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Instructions

Crust:

  1. Grease and line bottom of 6-8 inch spring form cake pan with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit

  2. Grind almonds and granulated sugar in food processor. Blend until ground finely.
  3. Add flour, powdered sugar and salt.

  4. Add butter. Pulse until coarse meal forms.

  5. Press dough evenly onto bottom of prepared pan.

  6. Bake crust uncovered for about 25-30 minutes or until slightly brown and set (rotating pan halfway through).

Mango Mousse:

  1. In a small bowl, pour gelatin into 1/4 cup of cold water and let sit for 5 minutes until gelatin sets.
  2. In a small saucepan on medium, heat mango puree and sugar until sugar dissolves and is warm.

  3. Add the gelatin and mix well, till it is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool. Reserve 1/3 of this mixture for the Mango Jelly topping.
  4. With a hand mixer, whip the whipping cream till stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the 2/3 of the cooled mango puree into the whipped cream.

Almond Meringues:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a food processor finely grind the slivered almonds. Place ground almonds lined baking sheet and toast in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven. Place in a small bowl, toss in the cornstarch, and set aside to cool.
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer on medium speed, beat egg whites and pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Fold in ground almonds until incorporated.

  5. Transfer meringue to a Ziploc or pastry bag and pipe onto a baking sheet.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes. Turn off the oven, open the door a crack, and leave meringues in the oven until they’re completely dry. When cool, remove meringues from the baking sheet and enjoy.

Assembling:

  1. After the crust has baked, pour the prepared mango mousse over the crust. Let it set in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  2. Pour the reserved mango jelly on top of the mousse. Let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  3. Gently remove cake from springform pan.

  4. Decorate and serve chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Mini Birthday Mango Mousse Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/8 of cake))
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 200mg8%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1135IU23%
Vitamin C 11.8mg14%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.