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Citrus Mousse Cake with Buttercream Frosting

Recipe photo courtesy of Ngoc Minh Ngo

This tall, tangy lemon cake filled with layers of lime mousse and frosted with white buttercream is just the thing for a birthday, bridal shower, or other especially delicious occasion.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2017
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If you prefer the lighter flavor of whipped cream to the buttercream frosting, whip 2 cups heavy cream with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract to stiff peaks, and frost with that.

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  • sirka-sie111ho
    28 MAY, 2017
    As a chef trained in Germany I must say this is how a cake should look like...and it probable tastes wonderful. Thank you
  • MS11947984
    6 MAY, 2017
    I looked upon this recipe as a test of my baking ability, and patience. I did it over 3 days--one for the cakes; one for the lime mousse; and one for icing and decoration. I made it exactly as suggested with one exception--I doubted I could split each cake into 3 layers, so I baked the cake in 3 8x2" pans instead of two, and split each cake in half. That made it slightly taller than the original perhaps, but it was more doable for me. The cake is delicious and extremely impressive--the cake layer is rather dense on its own. I do not know if I will ever do it again because of the complexity, but possibly for a really big occasion. It's a definite winner, and it will definitely use all your skills! Quite beautiful. I even baked tiny meringues as in the photo, and robbed my garden of flowers for decoration. Whew!
  • fareehashah11
    5 MAY, 2017
    wow Amazing !! i like your blog very Good ideas For Birthday cake ,i live in Newyourk and my family lives in pakistan privious moth My Niece Birthday i send birthday cake for My sweet niece , i use online gifting Service
  • cakengiftsindia
    2 MAY, 2017
    Our w[filtered] family would like to thankyou for given this amazing recipe. It was marvelous!!!!!
  • christianemeis
    1 MAY, 2017
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