Strawberry Mousse Cake Recipe

This strawberry mousse cake recipe is one of the most popular cakes we make at the bakery. This recipe is a delicious dessert made with whipped cream, strawberries, and sponge cake.

The main ingredient in this dessert is strawberries, which add a nice tangy taste to the cake. The other ingredients of this recipe are vanilla extract, sugar, milk powder, and eggs.

The main product in this recipe is vanilla cake, made with sponge cake and milk powder. The mixture of eggs, milk, and sugar is cooked over a stove to make the mousse.

The mousse is poured over the vanilla sponge cake once it cools down. For decoration ideas, you can use chocolate shavings or orange zest.

Strawberry Mousse Cake
Strawberry Mousse Cake

How To Prepare Strawberry Mousse Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

Serves: 5 People


  • Mixing bowl,
  • Kitchen Aid Mixer or Blender,
  • Butter Knife,
  • Measuring Cup
  • Spoon


For the Cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Strawberry Mousse:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups heavy cream, chilled

Making Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, alternating with the milk and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. To make the strawberry mousse, place the chopped strawberries, sugar, and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  10. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the strawberries have softened and the mixture has thickened slightly.
  11. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
  12. Meanwhile, sprinkle the gelatin over 1/4 cup of cold water and let it sit for a minute or two until the gelatin has absorbed the water.
  13. Add the gelatin mixture to the warm strawberry mixture and stir until the gelatin has dissolved completely.
  14. Let the strawberry mixture cool to room temperature.
  15. In a large mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  16. Gently fold the cooled strawberry mixture into the whipped cream until well combined.
  17. To assemble the cake, place one layer of cake on a cake plate and spread a thick layer of the strawberry mousse over the top.
  18. Place the second layer of cake on top of the mousse and spread another thick layer of mousse over the top.
  19. Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours, or until the mousse has set.
  20. Slice and serve, garnished with fresh strawberries or a dusting of powdered sugar. Enjoy your delicious Strawberry Mousse Cake!
Strawberry Mousse Cake Recipe
Strawberry Mousse Cake Recipe

Nutrition Facts Of Strawberry Mousse Cake Recipe

Calories527 Kcal
Total Fat29.24 gm
Cholesterol62.4 mg
Sodium273 mg
Potassium379 mg
Carbohydrate58.2 gm
Dietary Fiber1.1 gm
Sugars56.5 gm
Protein2.36 gm

Serving Ideas

1. To make the layers of sponge cake look more attractive, use a pastry bag to pipe whipped cream onto the top of the mousse.

2. You can also place fresh strawberries between the two layers of sponge cake as garnishing.

3. You can also refrigerate the cake with fresh sliced strawberries on top as garnishing before serving.

4. You can add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar to the filling for a more intense strawberry flavor.

5. The best way to cut this cake is to warm the knife in hot water and wipe off the water after every few cuts so that the filling does not stick to the knife, and then clean it with a dry cloth after cutting all pieces.

6. In the end, express some beautiful strawberry juice from the cake. You can leave it as is or add some strawberry coulis to make it taste better.

7. If you are looking for a delicious pastry to match this cake, try our strawberry mousse pastry (page 10 in our menu list).

8. Try adding a thin layer of whipping cream onto the top of the cake before serving it at room temperature for a different and more delicious look.

9. You can make the sponge cake layers slightly smaller than the mousse layer to make them look more attractive.

What Is A Mousse Cake?

A mousse cake is a type of confectionery cake that contains whipped cream, which makes it light and delicate in texture. It is usually made by mixing whole eggs or egg whites with water.

Or another liquid like cream, flour, or tofu makes it lighter and airier. The mixture is then poured into a container to set. In most mousse cakes, a tart filling is added to the mixture before it sets.

What Flavor Goes Well With Strawberry Mousse Cake Recipe?

The mousse cake goes well with vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry-flavored cakes, as they all have a rich and creamy taste.

You can also try placing the mousse into a pastry crust or using it as a filling in some other pastry desserts.

You can even replace the strawberry filling here with chocolate and make it look like a different dessert altogether.

Strawberry Mousse Sponge Cake?

You can also make a strawberry mousse cake by combining the mousse and sponge cake in one tray.

This is a more attractive and easy way to present this cake because the elements of the two cakes are quite different in appearance.

The filling is lighter than the sponge cake layer, making it more attractive and perfect for serving.

What Do You Put In Between Layers Of Cake?

The ideal thing to put between the layers of sponge cake is strawberry mousse. For a different variant, you can also use a combination of lemon curd and whipped cream instead of strawberry mousse.

If you are fond of grapefruit, you can use grapefruit mousse instead of strawberry mousse.

Bottom Line

You can also make a strawberry mousse cake by combining the mousse and sponge cake in one tray.

This is a more attractive and easy way to present this cake because the elements of the two cakes are quite different in appearance.

The filling is lighter than the sponge cake layer, making it more attractive and perfect for serving.