Mango and Raspberry Mousse Cake

It was one of my brother's birthday last sunday and we decided to have a small dinner with some family members. It didn't take me too long to decide what cake I wanted to make. I quickly decided to make mango and raspberry mousse cake. I bought some Alphonso mango pulp a couple of weeks ago at an Indian store and the guy told me that Alphonso mango is very expensive in India. It costs about $4 each. Although the pulp was a little on the pricey side compared to the other type of mango (I forgot the name), I bought it anyway.

I've never tried mango and raspberry combination but I think it would be great. Besides, I really think that the color combination between pink raspberry and bright yellow mango would be very pretty, don't you think?

The morning I was planning to make the cake (I baked the cake base the day before), I was stucked with what recipe I will use. I read a lot of recipes for raspberry mousse from my cookbooks, internet, blogs, and yet I couldn't decide which one that I want. Same thing happen with the mango mousse. I made mango mousse cake once before, a long time ago (in fact, it was the first birthday cake I've ever made) and it was pretty good, but I forgot the quantity I used for that.

Long story short, I had to repeat the raspberry mousse three times and two times for the mango mousse, to get what I wanted. By the way, I didn't use any recipe that I read earlier. I ended up approximating the amount of raspberries/mango, gelatin, sugar, cream, etc. myself. That is why I had to repeat it so many times. I threw away the first raspberry mousse. The second attempt was already completely assembled, but somehow, I wasn't satisfied enough. I thought the raspberry layer was too thick. So, as crazy as I would get sometimes, I decided to make the whole thing all over again. I baked the cake base and start from the beginning for the rasp. and mango mousse. The third one was better. So, what did I do with the first completely assembled cake? I called my friend and asked him to pick it up :).

I decorated it with some fresh berries and mango. The glaze on top of the cake was also flavored with mango pulp. For the sides, I brushed some melted chocolate on an acetate strip using a paint brush and wrap it around the cake. When the chocolate is set, peel off the acetate sheet, then wrap a chcooalte ribbon around the base to cover some imperfection.

Everybody liked the cake (I think). I was pretty happy with the result, tastewise and appearance-wise. I love the bright yellow color of the mango. This is the kind of cake I would choose if I were to buy a cake from a pastry shop. The amount of gelatin I put was just right. The mousse was still soft, and yet still strong enough to hold it's shape. The only thing I would change next time would probably adding a tad more raspberry pulp. Everything about this cake really shouts summer. I just wish that I had better lighting when I took the picture to show you how pretty the color is. It's a little dark on the pictures above. Unfortunately, I didn't have the chance to capture the cross section view of the cake, so you can't really see the raspberry mousse that's hidden inside the cake. I can tell you that the color was very pretty though.


arab said...

sweet looking cake. the outside itself already has pretty combination of colors :) too bad can't see what the cross section might be like ^-^

eshyen said...


can you share the recipe of the cake?

please send it to eshyen @ yahoo [dot] com


Unknown said...


This cake brings back so many memories back..our wedding cake was mango raspberry mousse cake! I would love to make this cake for our anniiversary. I would really appreciate it, if you could share this recipe.



Unknown said...

i would like to try your recipe.:) canyou send the recipe to

thanks in advance

Unknown said...

i would like to try your recipe.:) canyou send the recipe to

thanks in advance

Rachel said...

This look delicious!
I would like to make this cake for my boyfriend's birthday. Would it be possible to send me the recipe at:

Thanks :),

karises said...

Beautiful cake! Would you please tell how you made the chocolate decoration on the outside(email Did it go on after assembly? The edges are so jagged and thin! Love it!

Anonymous said...

The cake looks awesome. I was actually browsing through to find a good mango mousse cake recipe for my sons birthday.
Could you please send the recipie to swethatreddy@gmail.

thanks in advance

Moon said...

Your cake looks AMAZING. I was wondering if you could also send me the recipe so I can try it. Thank you very much.


Anonymous said...

Your baking skills are amazing and this cake looks super delicious. I was wondering if you could send me the recipe. Also where do you come up with your recipe ideas? My email is Thank you very much:)

Anonymous said...

your mousse cake looks amazing! please can i have the recipe?

love, joanne

Anonymous said...

Cake is beautiful! would love to get Thanks a bunch!

Sarah said...

I would be so grateful if you'd send me the recipe. This cake is exactly what I've been imagining.

Anonymous said...


I'd like to have the recipe too, please !!!
Thanks in advance

Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!looks delicious !!!!can I please please please have the recipi ?

Anonymous said...

Hi! Your cake looks amazing!! May I please have the recipe? Please email me at

Bertha said...

I am sorry for the long response. This post is from 4 years ago and I didn't keep track of all the posts. I wanted to post the recipe but to be honest, I don't even know what the measurement I used anymore since it has been that long. If I were to make it again, I will make it differently and be sure to post the recipe. Again, I apologize for this