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Thursday, March 01, 2007

Green Tea Mousse Cake




Ingredients for green tea sponge cake:

4 egg yolks
45 gm. castor sugar
4 egg white
50 gm. castor sugar
30 gm. water
50 gm. corn oil
90 gm. cake flour
5 gm. or 1 tsp. green tea powder

Green Tea Mousse Filling:

4 egg yolks
75 gm. castor sugar
150 gm. fresh milk
8 gm. green tea powder
300 gm. whipped cream
10 gm. gelatine powder + 45 ml. water (soak together then microwave for about 25 secs.)

Method:

(1) For green tea sponge cake: Mix egg yolks, sugar, water and cornoil together and stir till mixture is smooth.
(2) Add in flour and green tea powder and mix evenly.
(3) Whisk egg white with sugar till stiff peak. Fold in egg yolk mixture and pour mixture into a 9" square tin.
(4) Bake at 170C for about 30 mins. or till skewer inserted comes out clean.
(5) Leave cake to cool on wire rack and slice cake into 2 slices. Place 1 slice of cake into a 9" square cake ring.
(6) Mousse: Heat milk till warm, then add in castor sugar and green powder. Stir till evenly mixed. Fold in egg yolks and stir. Becareful not to allow the egg yolk to overcook and it will become lumpy.
(7) Add in melted gelatine mixture and leave to cool.
(8) Fold in whipped cream gently.
(9) Pour half of the mousse filling onto the prepared cake ring and then top up with the other slice of green tea sponge cake.
(10) Pour balance mousse on top and level it evenly. Refrigerate till mousse is set.
(11) Take out the cake from the cake ring and sieve green tea powder on top and decorate as desired.

47 comments:

ecey said...

Hi aunty yochana, your green tea mousse cake looks great, can you share the receipe with me? my email is e_2807@asiamail.com.

Thanks thanks=)

Anonymous said...

Halo,

May I have the recipe too....really looks so yummy. Many thanks.

cassandrakum@yahoo.com

Regards,
Cassandra

Anonymous said...

Lucy, what is the layer tat is brown in color? Thanks.

regards,
eileen

yochana said...

HI eileen,

the brown piece is a layer of chocolate sponge cake. You can either use 1 slice chocolate sponge and 1 green sponge cake or use both chocolate sponge or green tea sponge. I used both to enhance the look...

rgds

delia said...

Hi Aunty,
Tried making this mousse cake during the weekend. Result - successful and taste very yummy. Thanks for such a good recipe.

rav said...

Hi aunty yochana,

Why 45gm castor sugar + 50 gm castor sugar... 95gm in total? Any typo error here?

Cheers, Rav

yochana said...

Hi Rav,

There's no typo error, 45 gm. goes with egg yoks while the 50 gm. goes with egg white.

rgds

Rav said...

Thanks Aunty Yochana,

If i do not have green tea powder, can i grind some green tea leaves instead? (those in sachet) :)... stores in London running short of stock apparently! :)

Rav

rav said...

hi Aunty Yochana,

I just asked about using green tea leaves instead. I could not resist the temptation and bake using the leave. My feedback is the cake (I did only sponge) is very tasty. But using tea leave does not seem like a good idea, the green tea flavor does not seem very intense.

rav

yochana said...

Hi rav,

buy green tea powder or matcha powder. they come in small tins. My friend bought it for me from Junction 8.

rgds,

yochana said...

Hi rav,

Sorry I didn't know you're in London.

Blending the tea leaves is no good. Firstly it's coarse and there's no green tea aroma or gives the cake the green tea colour. Try to get elsewhere.

rgds

blua said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

All all your mousse recipes, does the whipping cream need to be whipped to stiff peak before adding to the mousse mixture?Does it matter whether we use dairy or non-dairy whipping cream? Thank you!

yochana said...

HI blua,

If you use non-dairy whip cream, the volume is almost double of dairy cream but dairy cream is more delicious. I must warn you that dairy cream must not overbeat otherwise it will separate. Non-dairy whip cream is easier to handle. It's up to individual taste and both cream need not beat till very stiff. Stiff peak is harder to fold.

rgds

blua said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

Thank you so much for your prompt reply! Now I can go try out your recipe with confidence! Will let you know whether I bake it successful. :)

Best Rgds,
blua

blua said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

I baked the green tea mousse cake last week and it turned out yummy! Thanks for your recipe.

I have a question though, can I substitute the fresh milk with UHT milk ?I am asking because I don't drink fresh milk and so the remaining will usually go to waste.

THANK YOU!

Rgds,
Beatrice

Cheryl said...

Dear Aunty Yochana,
can you advise me on what brand to buy for the green tea powder? Can I get them easily at Cold Storage Takashimaya or Junction 8? Thanks.

yochana said...

HI cherly,

My friend bought it for me from Bishan Junction Eight.

It's a small tin.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,
may i know what is a cake ring?
is it the same as cake tin or it can only use to make mousse cake?

green tea mousse cake looks nice.
thanks for the recipe!

pink

yochana said...

Hi Pink,

A cake ring is just a round or square ring, hollow in the middle like the ring on your finger except that they are bigger.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I wanted to try this recipe. Would like to ask: for the whipped cream, what should be the consistency? when we make the nousse, do we remove from fire when putting in the egg? How hot should the milk be in order not to cook the egg?

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

For whipped cream, whip till it doesn't drop from the whisk but do not overbeat because it will become very dry and it's very hard to fold with the other ingredients.

Yes, remove from fire with putting in the egg. Whisk vigorously to avoid overcooking the egg yolks, causing it to be very coarse in texture. Pour in the hot milk and whisk vigourously at the same time. As soon as you see bubbles about to appear at the side of the boiling milk, then it's ready to be poured into the milk.

rgds

chloe said...

May i know which shop did you buy the green tea powder from?

yochana said...

Hi chloe,

I've already mentioned above that one of my friend bought it for me in Junction 8. Try sun lik.

rgds

Let's masak said...

Hi aunty,

Can I add some Japense red bean in the sponge cake? Do you think the sponge cake will sink because of this?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Let's masak,

You can add in some red beans into the sponge cake. no problem. It will definitely sink cos of the weight but it will not be too bad.

rgds

Let's masak said...

Hi Aunty,

Thank you very much for your advice.

It's so nice and generous of you to share your tips and experience.

Aunty Yochana said...

You're most welcome Let's masak.

rgds

Celine said...

Hi aunty yochana!

Can I just mix whipped cream, icing sugar and green tea for the mousse?
(and not to add eggs ? I think there are a lot of eggs...)

Thanks for your yummy recipes!

Anonymous said...

hi aunt,
can i replace the cake flour with plain flour? and what's the diff between optima flour, hong kong flour, cake flour, bread flour etc...

Anonymous said...

and also, what's the use of cream of tartar? Why is it required to add into the egg white to whisk?

Aunty Yochana said...

hi anonymous

the cream of tartar helps in doubling up the volume and make it stable.

rgds

leen said...

hi aunty,
I baked this yesterday, it's yummy! I'm not sure if I acheived the right height as I find that my cake didn't rise much! Is it normal for sponge cake?Fyi, I used 9" round tin. I'm thinkg of baking 2 more layers in choc, is it appropriate? Do I need to make more cream to spread?how much more? Thks for helping!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Leen,

if your cake is bigger, you will need more cream to cream the whole cake. If you sponge cake is low but fluffy then it's ok if your sponge cake is insufficient, you can make another layer.

rgds

leen said...

Hi aunty,
To make 1 more layer in chocolate flavour, can I just half the ingredients and bake in the same 9" tin? Do I need to add choc paste(emulco)?
Thanks!

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi leen

Yes, half the recipe and add in chocolate paste or cocoa powder.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi...I tried this recipe today but my cake didnt seem to turn out right. It's not green...and it tastes like regular sponge cake. I'm pretty sure I followed the right amounts and my friend double-checked while helping me make it as well. Also don't think its a problem with my green tea powder. I bought it from Japan and it makes delicious green tea. Anyone have any ideas what happened to my cake?

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Love this green tea cake. However, do you happen to have any other recipe that will use up the remaining 4 whites from the mousse? Thank you.

Regards
Cindy

smay said...

i made your cake last weekend and it was fabulous!! all my frd loved it. Even the a friend who doesn't like cake ate a whole big piece! I linked your recipe to my blog!! Thank you!!

shakthi said...

Hello Aunty Yochana,
may i know where in Junction8 can i get the Green tea powder and what is the brand.Please let me know and could you pls inform me about any class you are going to conduct in this month.

Regards,
Shakthi

Erin said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,
I wanted to use the recipe for a cake I am making for saturday. How far in advance can I make the mousse? What is the best way to store it? and how long will it last for?
many thanks

jeannie said...

hi aunty yochana,

I tried using phoon huat's green tea powder...the taste of the green tea is not strong and when i dust the cake using the powder it taste bitter...is the green tea powder from phoon huat taste different from those sold at supermarkets which are for making tea?

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Deana said...

hey aunty yochana
im planning on making this cake soon but i have trouble with the whipped cream. How much cream in ml
do i need to whip to get 300gm?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recipe. Looks great ! I am learning from your recipe.

Anonymous said...

hello aunty,


I really love your creations. But for many mousse fillings it is mentioned of gelatin. I am a vegetarian, and we were told that we cannot take gelatin. Please advise any substitute we can use instead of gelatin...Thank you very much...

Anonymous said...

Hi aunty,

Can i use double boilmethod to warm the milk?

Thanks

Pat said...

Hi AuntyYochana,
Can i substitute gelatine powder with gelatine sheet ? What are the measurement and procedures ? Do i need to add boiling water or i can just soak it in cold water?