Strawberry Mousse Cake (#1912)

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  • 3 large Eggs separated
  • 1/2 cup Sugar granulated
  • 1/4 tsp Lemon Zest grated
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/4 cup Water cold
  • 2 cups Strawberries whole
  • 1/3 cup Sugar granulated
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream


  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 3 tablespoons Sugar granulated
  • 2 tablespoons Liqueur strawberry flavor


  1. Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 9 inch spring form pan; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl beat whites and cream of tartar to soft peaks.
  3. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup of the sugar, continuing to beat to stiff peaks.
  4. In a separate bowl beat the yolks with remaining sugar until light yellow and thickened.
  5. Scrape yolks over whites, add lemon rind and vanilla and fold together.
  6. Sift flour and salt over batter, folding in gently but thoroughly.
  7. Transfer to prepared pan.
  8. Bake at 350° f (180° c) f for 25 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched.
  9. Let cool in pan on wire rack. If making ahead, remove from pan and wrap well for storage at cool room temperature for one to two days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. In a very small saucepan sprinkle gelatin over water; set aside. Rinse, hull and purée berries. In a small saucepan combine purée, sugar and lemon juice and heat gently just long enough to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Warm softened gelatin over low heat until clear and syrupy. Stir into strawberry mixture. Transfer to a large bowl and chill to consistency of raw egg white. Whisk in the yogurt. Whip cream until form; fold into mousse and return to fridge. In a small saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil. Remove from heat, cool and stir in liqueur. Using a long serrated knife, but cake into 2 thin layers. Place top half, but side up, in the botton of a clean 9 inch spring for pan. Drizzle half the syrup ivenly over the cut side of each of the 2 halves. Spoon strawberry mousse over cake in pan; don't worry if mousse extends over the sides. Set remaining layer, cut side over mousse, pressing gently. Cover and chill thoroughly, overnight if possible.
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