food

Spring Time Green Tea Mousse Cake

This dainty and delicate cake is the epitome of Spring.

food

Spring Time Green Tea Mousse Cake

This dainty and delicate cake is the epitome of Spring.

Ingredients

Spring Roasted Green Tea Mousse Cake

  • 1 ounce roasted green tea leaves
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon powdered gelatin plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • Sponge cake

Ginger jelly and topping

  • One piece of ginger, shaved
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin plus 1 tablespoon water
  • Salted cherry blossoms
  • Gold leaf

Steps

Spring Roasted Green Tea Mousse Cake

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add milk, green tea leaves and sugar. Bring to a boil then reduce to low heat and continue to simmer for 3 minutes. Add the gelatin and stir until melted.
  2. Fill a large bowl with ice and place a smaller bowl inside. Strain the tea mixture through a mesh strainer into the empty bowl. Allow to cool until thickened.
  3. Whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form, then fold into the tea mixture.
  4. Place the sponge cake in a round cake pan. Pour the mousse over the top. Place in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours until solid.

Ginger jelly and topping

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the ginger, honey, sugar, lemon juice and water.
  2. Bring to a boil and let cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat, then stir in gelatin until melted.
  3. Allow to cool, then strain into the cake pan on top of the tea layer. Place cherry blossoms and gold leaf. Refrigerate until solidified.