Monday, November 30, 2009

Lemon Mousse Cake with fresh raspberries

As I enjoyed a coffee with an old friend she let me know her birthday was coming up.  I was so excited when she asked me to make her a cake.  We collaborated and decided a lemony cake would be just the thing.

This is one of my favorite recipes from "The Cake Book" by Tish Boyle.  A yummy Genoise cake layered with a yogurt mousse.  A delicious syrup was applied each of the four layers of cake, then topped with the lemon yogurt mousse.  There was enough of the lemon mousse left over to ice the cake, and then I decorated it with fresh whipped cream and raspberries.

I coated the raspberries with honey just before they were placed on the cake.  These raspberries were perfectly ripe, but a little too much honey maybe!  ;)
In the center of the cake I piled the rest of the raspberries.
This was my second attempt at Lemon Mousse Cake, the first one was not quite as successful.  That was a few months ago.  Now I can say, I do know how to make a Genoise!  Julia Child would be pleased!
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Hope you had a great birthday Cat!!  I love comments and followers!


  1. Rachel, your cake looks perfect! You did a beautiful job! I love, love, love Tish's book. So happy to have found your blog (I am a vegetarian health nut with a sweet tooth, also!) Greetings from New York!

  2. Thanks Nina! Your blog looks yummy too!