Friday, September 28, 2012

Yam Mousse Cake

It is really awesome The mousse is so creamy and fragrant.  After the first bite you will definitely ask for more. Give it a try, I am very sure you will  love it if you are a yam lover.


A)  For a 10"Sponge cake:
      4 egg yolks
      50 ml concentrated coconut milk
      60 ml corn oil
      purple colouring

B)  110 g optima flour
      55 g softasilk flour
      12 teaspoon vanilla essence
       pinch of salt
      35 g grated yam (steamed)

C)  4 egg whites
      60 g sugar
      1/2 teaspoon  cream of tartar

1)  Mix all the A ingredients with B ingredients.
2)  In another clean and dry mixing bowl, beat C ingredients till peak form.
3)  Mix 1 and 2 together, mix well.
4)  Bake in preheated oven at 165 degree C for 25 - 30 minutes.
5)  When cooled, slice the cake horizontally into 2 layers.  Leave aside. 

250g  fresh cream, whipped
220 ml concentrated coconut milk
300g grated yam (steamed and mashed)
3 egg yolks
70g sugar
20g gelatine powder , mix with some hot water
2 tablespoon condensed milk
A few drops of purple colouring

1) Heat up concentrated coconut milk with grated yam. Blend the mixture until very smooth and free of lumps. (double boiling method)
2)  Add in sugar, cook till dissolved. Add in egg, mix well, remove from heat. Add in gelatine powder, mix well.
3)  Add condensed milk, mix well.
4) Mix the above mixture with whipped fresh cream.
5) Place a layer of sponge cake into the cake tin (spring form or removable base cake tin), spread 1/2 of the mousse mixture over the cake. Then place  the 2nd layer of sponge cake on top before spreading the remaining mousse mixture over the cake (alternate cake and mousse layers). Chill in the fridge until the mousse has set.
6)  Cut and serve. Enjoy!


  1. Great looking cake. The yam cream sounds very yummy too!

  2. I like the light purplish colour of the cake. Nice.

  3. Hi Veronica, excellent yam mouse cake. I love yam, so this cake sure taste heavenly. The texture of the cake look so soft, yum yum.

    Have a nice weekend.

  4. Ellerinize sağlık, çok güzel ve iştah açıcı görünüyor.


  5. Veronica, love your cake! I love yam and I know that I will love this cake. Can I ask, is gelatine powder same as agar-agar powder? I can't seem to find gelatine powder.

  6. Phong Hong, Agar agar is a traditional substitute for gelatin in many recipes and basically it substitutes at a ratio of an equal amount of agar agar for gelatin when substituting like for like (that is powdered for powdered, etc).One tablespoon of powdered agar agar can be used in place of one tablespoon of powdered gelatin.

  7. Wah.... beautiful!!! You remind me when I were still a little girl playing with Sze Chien in my my house. You plan to make yam cake for us, but at last you went home without making because Min Khai hurt his head. Remember?

  8. Janice, I had totally forgotten this incident. I strongly recommend this cake. It is really very yummy. Give it a try. May be , end of December we can make it together at your place.

  9. Hi,
    May I know what is this softasilk flour?

    1. Hi Hew Jt, Softasilk flour is a brand of fine flour. You can replace with Hong Kong flour or Super fine flour.