When my son visited us early May, just a few days before he came, it was his birthday, so we surprised him with a birthday cake.

The sponge cake is the one I have been baking for years and your can see step by step instructions how to make the sponge here.

I made a strawberry sauce with which I wet the sponge cake for extra taste and for the filling I improvised as I was making the cake. I did not have a recipe to follow so I worked along the whole procedure. However, now that it is finished you can save time and effort by whipping the cream once and use some for the filling and the remaining to decorate the cake. When I started the cake, I was planning to use the white chocolate as part of the decoration on top of the cake but I changed my mind and incorporated it in the filling so I used the gelatine as well to bind the cream.

You have to be careful that the chocolate cools before mixing it with the whipping cream and then refrigerate it until it starts to set before putting it on the sponge, otherwise the sponge will absorb the cream.

To assemble the cake you have to use the ring of the spring form and leave it in the refrigerator for the cream to set again before adding the whipping cream on top.

White Chocolate and Strawberry Mousse Cake– Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Baking time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

For Sponge Cake:

6

eggs

1

Cup

Self raising flour (150 grams)

1

Cup

Sugar (225 grams)

1

Tsp

Vanilla essence

¼

Tsp

Salt

1 Tbsp Lemon juice

Strawberry syrup:

½

cup

Mashed strawberries

½

cup

Sugar (depending how sweet strawberries are)

1

Tsp

Lemon juice

Strawberry Cream for filling:

250

Grams

White chocolate

1/4

Cup

(50 ml) Heavy cream

2

Tbsp

Icing sugar

1

Tbsp

Gelatin powder (1 sachet or 6 gelatine leaves)

½

Cup

water

1 ¾

Cups

(350 ml)Heavy cream

1

Cup

Mashed strawberries (about 750 grams)

For topping:

1

Cup

200 ml heavy cream

1

Tsp

Vanilla essence

2

Tbsp

Icing Sugar

Strawberries for decoration

Directions

1.

Prepare sponge cake, preferably from previous day (See link above fore step by step instructions.)  I used a  28 cm baking tin.

2.

Prepare syrup: Mash the strawberries, add sugar and lemon juice and bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.

3.

When the sponge is cold, divide it into two pieces and wet both pieces with the syrup.

4.

In a small bowl dissolve gelatine with water and let it sit for 5 minutes.

5.

In a bain Marie melt the chocolate.

6.

In a small saucepan add the ¼ heavy cream, sugar and gelatine and mix on low heat, until the gelatine dissolves.

7.

Transfer gelatine mixture into chocolate and mix. Set aside mixing from time to time until it cools.

8.

In the mixer whip the heavy cream until peaks form. Add the strawberry puree and the chocolate mixture and then whisk for a few minutes. Refrigerate until it begins to set.

9.

In a platter add one piece of the sponge cake and put back the cake ring of the spring form. Add the strawberry cream and then the second sponge cake on top.

10.

Refrigerate for a couple of hours before decorating the cake with the whipping cream and the strawberries.

Both recipes go to Ria, of Ria’s Collection, for her event Let’s Celebrate.


Since the Strawberry season is nearly at an end and would not like to leave a similar recipe until next year, here is a much easier recipe with strawberries, inspired by the above cake.   This time I used Ferrero Rocher chocolates as the base for the dessert:

Strawberry Mousse – Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

Serves: 5

Ingredients:

300

Grams

Strawberries, blended (1 cup)

250

ml

Greek yoghurt

1

Tbsp

gelatine

½

Cup

Water

Soften the gelatine in the water for 5 minutes.

500

ml

Milk

6

Tbsp

Sugar

Heat milk with sugar and mix in gelatine until it dissolves.

Set aside until it cools. Refrigerate until it sets, whisk and mix with whipping cream and yoghurt.  Mix in the Ferrero Rocher chocolate pieces.

For

Whipping

Cream:

500

Ml

Heavy cream

5

Tbsp

sugar

1

tsp

Vanilla essence

10

Ferrero Rocher Chocolates, which crush into smaller pieces.

Both recipes go to Happy Cook, of My Kitchen Treasures, who is hosting the event Stawberry Feast.

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  1. Ο/Η Ria λέει:

    Ivy,

    That’s an amaaazingly perfect entry!! :)

    Thanks a ton for participating!!

    Cheers!
    Ria

    Ria’s last blog post..Chocolate & Nut Bricks and a sweet memory!

  2. Ο/Η Rosa λέει:

    Absolutely gorgeous! What a perfect combination!

    Cheers and have a great week,

    Rosa xoxo

  3. Ο/Η sowmya λέει:

    thats so beautiful Ivy..i just cant stop looking at that beautiful cake!!

  4. Ο/Η Peter G λέει:

    Absolutely fantastic! When it’s my b’day next time I’m getting you to make my cake!

    Peter G’s last blog post..Frittata

  5. Ο/Η Niki λέει:

    Looks yummy! Great job!
    I’m sure your son loved it as much as I think I would!

  6. Ο/Η Happy Cook λέει:

    Ivy the cake looks so so yumm.
    They jus so perfect, i am bookmarking this for making them.
    Belated b’day wishes to your son.

  7. Ο/Η Happy Cook λέει:

    You can send this for my event too

  8. Ο/Η Adam λέει:

    Ivy, that cake just about made my jaw drop. It’s just about over for strawberry season here too, and this is a great way to have it leave with a bang. This looks amazing with all that cream :)

    Glad you had a great time with your son :) For some reason a mother’s love and cake go hand in hand…

  9. Ο/Η Peter λέει:

    …Ahhh, the son was spoiled for the days he came home. The cake looks fab, with those in-season Greek strawberries.

    Peter’s last blog post..Parsley Salad (Μαϊντανοσαλάτα Σύρου)

  10. Ο/Η Abigail λέει:

    Can I come over for some of that cake??? I can almost imagine the taste – and it’s absolutely beautiful, too.

  11. Ο/Η girlichef λέει:

    It’s so pretty!! I can just taste that beautiful soaked sponge…oh my!

    girlichef’s last blog post..We go together like…

  12. Ο/Η Ben λέει:

    Sponge cake is so good for so many recipes. This cake looks so good I want to break my diet, again. LOL

  13. Ο/Η Parita λέει:

    OMG thats gorgeous cake dear…stunning presentation..pls send few pieces over to me :)

    Parita’s last blog post..Strawberry Swiss Roll and an award….

  14. Ο/Η rachel λέει:

    The cake looks so light and airy and is beautifully decorated.

  15. Ο/Η Navita λέει:

    Ivy, Hi How have u been?
    Am sure ur son must have loved the gesture. The mousse looks gorgeous and light! :)

  16. Ο/Η Natasha - 5 Star Foodie λέει:

    Wow, what a fabulous cake – just beautiful and delicious flavors with white chocolate mousse and strawberries! Excellent recipe!

    Natasha – 5 Star Foodie’s last blog post..Grilled Lamb Chops with Chipotle Mustard and Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes

  17. Ο/Η Rosabela λέει:

    Oh my … beautiful and delicious! I love strawberries and cream together. Mmmmmm

    Rosabela’s last blog post..Golden Mayo Biscuits

  18. Ο/Η Ryan Boudreaux λέει:

    Very nice cake preparation! The strawberry and cream and cake all together make for a perfect delight!

  19. Ο/Η Lisa λέει:

    Goodness, what a cake! I am sure your son was pleasantly surprised.

  20. Ο/Η Angie's Recipes λέει:

    I always enjoy the light smooth strawberry mousse cake. A sweet successful combo of white and pink!

    Angie’s Recipes’s last blog post..Spiced Carrot Cookie Balls

  21. Ο/Η lisaiscooking λέει:

    This sounds so delicious! White chocolate, whipped cream, and strawberries together is just incredible.

    lisaiscooking’s last blog post..Spicy Slaw

  22. Ο/Η Núria λέει:

    Can I get adopted? I want a cake like this for my birthday!!!!!! Gourgeous Ivy! Aaaaahhhh, I’m taking the first plane to Athens ;D

    Núria’s last blog post..Rice flan with fried Egg [Flickr]

  23. Ο/Η Núria λέει:

    Can I get adopted? I want this cake for my birthday!!! It’s gourgeous Ivy!!!! I’m taking the first plane to Athens ;D

  24. Ο/Η Núria λέει:

    Sorry, it seemed that the first one didn’t go through.

  25. Ο/Η Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen λέει:

    OH WOW! This cake looks so good, Ivy!

  26. Ο/Η Janet from Gourmet Traveller 88 λέει:

    Wow Ivy, I am speechless, I would never be able to make a cake like that so professional!!!! Hey, it’s really hot on your side ; )

  27. Ο/Η Trish Lathourakis λέει:

    Oh Ivy

    I bet your son was really impressed and didn’t want to leave you and your fabulous cooking. I am sure it was a wonderful time you spend with him.

    Hope you are feeling better : )

    Trish

    Trish Lathourakis’s last blog post..Duck affair

  28. Ο/Η Bunny λέει:

    It’s BEAUTIFUL Ivy, just beautiful!!

    Bunny’s last blog post..Margarita Cupcakes – Cyndy’s Debut Recipe

  29. Ο/Η The Duo Dishes λέει:

    Strawberries scream summer! Great cake.

  30. Ο/Η elly λέει:

    Ivy, this is one gorgeous cake! I LOVE strawberry desserts and this one looks perfect. I am a big sponge cake fan.

    elly’s last blog post..Jamaican Chicken Burgers

  31. Ο/Η Lisa Henderson λέει:

    Wow, this is a very beautiful cake. I’ve never made sponge cake before and your instructions are clear and easy to follow. I shall try your recipe.

  32. Ο/Η Susan from Food Blogga λέει:

    Oh, this has always been my dad’s favorite. It’s just oh-so-pretty, Ivy. :)

  33. Ο/Η Sylvia λέει:

    Oh my God, Ivy!!! I love, love strawberries cake and yours looks just the way that I lie it, moist and a generous layer of filling,
    And a extra bonus too , is so beautiful

    Sylvia’s last blog post..An outing to the country : Carlos Keen

  34. Ο/Η Aparna λέει:

    Ivy, your cake is looking absolutely gorgeous! Your son must have been happy with his b’day cake.
    And a strawberry dessert too. A befitting way to say goodbye to this strawberry season, I think. :)

    Aparna’s last blog post..Apple Strudel (a.k.a. Apfelstrudel) and a Samosa-Style Strudel: Daring Baker Challenge May 2009

  35. Ο/Η City Girl λέει:

    Looks absolutely fantastic!

  36. Ο/Η Lee λέει:

    Now how am I supposed to lose weight looking at those pictures? They look delicious! Strawberries are impossible to pass by and on such a wonderful looking cake how can I resist?

  37. Ο/Η Priya λέει:

    Woww Ivy…lovely array of strawberry cake and mousse….Looks absolutely fabulous!

    Priya’s last blog post..Pasta, Chicken N Bellpepper Salad

  38. Ο/Η Cakelaw λέει:

    Gorgeous Ivy – you have a very lucky son. Strawberries and white chocolate is a killer combination.

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