Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tia Maria Liqueur Mousse Cake

Last month my daughter visited her cousin in Seremban, West Malaysia.  Her cousin made her a cake called "Bailey Mousse Cake". She said  the cake tastes good and creamy, and asked whether I could make one similar cake for her. 

I followed  the recipe exactly, the only thing I changed to Tia Maria Liqueur instead Baileys Irish Cream.  I really like the cream so much. It is so rich and creamy. I would say it tastes  like Tiramisu.  If  I would do it again in my next attempt, I would prefer to sandwich them onto  2 to3 layer sponge cake.


Baking utensils : one 10" removable bottom round baking pan OR one 8" removable bottom round baking pan and a 6" removable heart shape baking pan.
Cake Base: 160g digestive biscuit, 60g melted butter, 1 tablespoon boiled cold water, 2 tablespoon chocolate chips.

Method: Crush the digestive biscuits, mix all ingredients together, press firmly onto the bottom of the baking pan.  Chill in the fridge for later use.

Cheese Filling:
250g cream cheese (room temperature)
55g Castor sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
2 tablespoon hot water
1 tablespoon gelatine powder
4 tablespoon water
5 tablespoon Tia Maria liqueur 
1 cup fresh cream ( whip till stiff)

1) Mix gelatine powder with water (4 tbsp). Heat over a pot of simmering water, stir until gelatine dissolves.
2) In a small bowl/cup, mix instant coffee powder with hot water (2 tbsp). Leave to cool.
3) In a big mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add in sugar and beat again until fluffy and smooth. Add in coffee mixture and Tia Maria , beat well.  Stir in gelatine, mix well.  Lastly, fold in whipped cream, mix well.
4)  Take out the baking pan from the fridge.  Pour the cheese filling onto the prepared baking pan, spread evenly with the help of a rubber spatula.  Return the cake to the fridge until the cream is firmed.
5)  Remove the cake from baking mould, sieve cocoa powder on the top of the cake.  Cut into pieces and serve.


  1. Hi Veronica, this is my first time visiting your blog, love it! I can't wait to try this mousse cake recipe, sounds delicious and manageable enough for a very clumsy baker like me :) thanks for sharing. Look fwd to the tiramisu version!

  2. Hi Esther, thank you for reading my blog. it is very easy to manage and it is marvelous. You should give it a try.

    Have a nice day.

  3. Hi Veronica, this mousse cake look excellent. Beautiful and cute decoration. Can pass me a big slice. LOL

    Have a nice week ahead.

  4. Thank you for you nice compliment. Have a nice week ahead too.

  5. Very pretty mousse cake and sounds so delicious with bailey. Must try it one day :)

  6. Veronica, I simply love this! It's like a non-baked cheesecake. I agree that it would be nice layered with sponge cake.

  7. Ann, thank you for your nice compliment. Have a nice week ahead.

  8. Phong Hong, I am glad that you also like this cake.