Strawberry Mousse Cake

A delicious sponge case base with strawberry mousse filling is topped with strawberry jelly to make this strawberry mousse cake. A light and fresh dessert with a bit of tartness. Add these cute Santa strawberries for Christmas!

Strawberry Mousse Cake

It’s already December but I just don’t feel very Christmas-y yet. I think December just snuck up on me too fast, and I’m in denial about it… Anyways, this strawberry mousse cake is my big leap into the Christmas spirit.

Strawberry mousse cake topped with strawberry santas.

Strawberry Mousse Cake Recipe

Growing up, it was one of my mom’s go-to cakes. She’d make strawberry sponge cakes a lot, but when she wanted to up the wow-factor, she took it a step further and and make the the sponge cake with strawberry mousse filling. She also introduced me to the Santa strawberries. Aren’t they adorable? Well, even if it isn’t Christmas, this strawberry mousse cake is still a showstopper with regular strawberries on top.

This Strawberry mousse cake is great dessert option most any time of year. Soft pink is very spring-y, strawberries=summer, and… I don’t know about fall, but it’s simple to make this into a Christmas cake by adding the cute Santa strawberries.

Strawberry Santas

by adding these cute little Strawberry Santas on top, you get a perfect Christmas cake.
Now, I’m going to warn you, this isn’t just a mix it up and throw it in the oven kind of cake. It takes some effort, but it is well worth it. I like to make this to serve when guests come over for dinner, or if I’m having a get together.

A spongey cake with strawberry mousse filling and santa strawberries

Some notes about this cake: you need a springform pan, and it’s not a super sweet dessert. Okay so first, the springform pan. You gotta have it, because you harden the mousse in the mold and take it off afterwards. Imagine trying to dig the cake and mousse out of a regular cake tin. Not happening.

A Japanese Strawberry Mousse Cake

Second, this is a Japanese style cake with strawberry mousse filling, and that means it’s sweetness level is not at the American standard. That’s a good thing, by the way. It’s light and refreshing, and you don’t feel like you’re in a food coma after eating a slice. Well, that can be good too but… Anyways, it’s light and fluffy and a little tart from all the fresh strawberries you put in it.

Strawberry Mousse Cake with santa strawberries

Go ahead, impress your guests with this one, or any of my other dessert recipes.

Strawberry Mousse Cake

9 thoughts on “Strawberry Mousse Cake”

  1. 5 stars
    The level of sweetness is just Perfect and your recipe is one of the very few ones that I didn’t reduce the amount of sugar because it was just the right amount!! One of the reasons why I love the Japanese sweets! Thank you again 🙂

  2. I’m sorry, but I saw lemon juice was an ingredient in the mousse portion, and see nowhere where it was added. I noticed as I was making (am currently making) and hoping it’s not some key component to making it mousse-like. 🙁

    • Thanks for bringing that to my attention! I have fixed the recipe. Hopefully it turned out fine for you. The lemon juice is for flavor but shouldn’t be an issue if you didn’t add it!

    • Hi Elias, unlike the cakes common in America, this sponge cake doesn’t use baking powder or soda to leaven it, but instead relies on the meringue for volume. So, it’s going to have a more “eggy” flavor than American cakes and cupcakes. To make sure you get the full height on the cake, you need to make sure to whip the meringue up well, and not to OVER stir it when combining it with the rest of the batter. The strawberry mousse needs 45g of sugar, but you can add a little bit more if you want it a little sweeter. Thank you!

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