Drumroll, please! I present to you the most stunning and most delicious mango cake ever! This mango mousse cake recipe is made with made with a fluffy sponge cake, real mango mousse layer, and a fruity jello topping. If you’re looking for a fruity, light and airy cake for your next special occasion, this is the cake for you. This masterpiece of a mousse cake will capture your eyes, heart and taste buds! It’s been one of the most popular recipes on my blog, social media and YouTube, all for a good reason. It’s not only beautiful, it’s also delicious!
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How to Make a Mango Cake
I love making mousse cakes and this mango cake is especially fun to make! For the base, I start out with a fluffy sponge cake layer that’s soaked with mango juice. I use my classic sponge cake recipe, which yields a firm, dry cake that’s perfect for this recipe. If you want to turn this cake into an easy, no-bake recipe, just make a golden Oreo crust. Combine 1 1/2 cups of Oreo crumbs with 1/4 cup melted butter and press the mixture firmly into the bottom of the pan.
The Mango Mousse
For the mango mousse, I use fresh mango puree, which adds so much incredible mango flavor. You can also use frozen mango, just thaw it out before placing into the food processor. To make the mousse layer as light as possible, I fold in homemade whipped cream. The mousse layer is set with unflavored gelatin. If you prefer, agar gelatin can also be used in this recipe! Make sure to add the gelatin to the mousse while it’s still hot, otherwise the gelatin will clump together and cause the mousse to be lumpy.
And let’s talk about that stunning jello topping for this mango cake! I used peach-flavored gelatin, but you can also use mango juice and regular gelatin. Just make sure to dissolve the gelatin completely in a bit of water, then add it to the juice. The trick to getting the fruit to stay in place is to lightly press them into the mousse and pour a thin layer of peach gelatin. Allow that first thin layer to set, then pour the remaining gelatin over the top. This way, the fruit and berries are locked in place!
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Use this 9-inch spring form pan with tall sides to get best results.
You can line the sides of the pan with an acetate cake collar – just cut the roll for any size pan.
If you want to use agar gelatin for this recipe, I get mine on Amazon!