Strawberry & white chocolate mousse cake

Strawberry & white chocolate mousse cake

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 2 mins Plus chilling overnight

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8-10

Bring the flavours of Wimbledon to your table with this enticing afternoon treat

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
737
protein
8g
carbs
47g
fat
59g
saturates
35g
fibre
2g
sugar
35g
salt
0.89g

Ingredients

  • 175g digestive biscuits
  • 75g /2½ oz butter, melted
  • 400g white chocolate
  • 400g strawberries
  • 300g tub full-fat soft cheese
  • 200ml double cream

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Method

  1. Crush the biscuits with a rolling pin to fine crumbs, add the melted butter and mix well. Tip the mix into a 20cm lined, loose-bottomed cake tin, smooth with the back of a spoon and put in the fridge for 30 mins.
  2. Melt 375g of the chocolate in a microwave or glass bowl set over a pan of simmering water, then allow to cool slightly.
  3. Take out 6 nice-looking strawberries and set aside. Blitz the remaining strawberries in a food processor until smooth, then add them to a bowl with the soft cheese and cream. Beat until really smooth and thick, then stir in the melted white chocolate. Pour on top of the biscuit base and smooth the top. Place in the fridge and chill overnight.
  4. Halve the reserved strawberries and place on top of the cheesecake. Melt the remaining 25g chocolate and drizzle over the top, then keep chilled until ready to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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chefphil's picture
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This is an excellent easy dessert, it just mixed the ingredients until they were mixed togegther didnt take 5 mins. I let it set over night, it was perfectly set i Froze it with the strawberries and melted chocolate on the green leaves went bit black but froze well. i made a strawberry coulis to go on the plate few straberies with icing sugar and kirsch , every ome loved it was very light, everyone wanted the receipe. Will be making it lots yum yum

mothertheresa's picture
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Great dessert. No problems making this or getting it to set. I lined the tine with a layer of sliced strawberries, froze and served semi frozen. Looked fantastic and disappeared in a flash, thumbs up all round.

Judrop23's picture
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This cake was super easy and very impressive looking. Was a little worried about previous comments of not setting but didn't have a problem. I would use my kitchen aid next time as it needs a solid 5 minutes of whisking and i got tired holding my handheld. Made for a party and it all went with with rave reviews. A proper summer centrepiece. 10 out of 10 x

Judrop23's picture
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Wow. Super easy to make. Looked just like picture. I did worry about previous comments about not setting but I think if you whip the cream and cheese together for a good solid 5 minutes then it will be fine-mine was set perfectly. I would use my kitchen aid next time as got tired holding my handheld. Made for a big party and it all disappeared with rave reviews. Will definitely make again but as with previous comments, would sieve the strawberries, just for personal taste really. 10 out of 10 x

clairehullmitchell's picture

Loved this mousse cake! Lovely, light texture & not as sweet as I thought it might be. Would like to try it frozen & maybe with different berries. Will definitely make it again.

yvettefitz's picture

This cheesecake is amazing, it is my favourite cheesecake. Took it into work for colleagues and everyone loved it

ewelku's picture

It was absolute disaster, I was looking forward to making this cake. Followed the recipe and the cake end up in the bin. Never set, I've been mixing all ingredients for over 10 min (as someone advised) the longer I was mixing the runnier it got. Also the tin size in the recipe-20cm is far too small, I had 1/3 of cheeses mixture left. Well done to everybody whose cake turn out nicely. :(

johncshaw@live.co.uk's picture

Excellent cake. Everyone enjoyed it. I reckon it would work with raspberries also

chickin66's picture

This tasted delicious but I had a real problem with getting it to set properly. I followed someone elses suggestions of putting sliced strawberries round the sides which looked amazing and then left it in the fridge overnight and it seemed to be set ok, but a few minutes after taking the tin off, the whole thing started to collapse. I managed to get it back in the tin and then had to put it in the freezer, which was fine but it was a problem to cut portions then as I knew we wouldn't be eating it all on the same day and so didn't want to let it all defrost. If I tried it again maybe I would beat the ingredients for longer to make a thicker mixture.

last edited: 14:29, 11th Jul, 2013
bexc67's picture

This was an absolute hit with the whole family. I used 50% white and 50% milk chocolate as didn't have enough white, and then drizzled with dark chocolate to contrast with pink colour of cake. I also lined my tin and put in the freezer for 2.5 hours. It was like the most delicious soft ice cream. Stunning! And SO easy to make.

idewar's picture

Apparently the best dessert I've ever made! It was delicious & so easy to do. I used a very expensive well known white chocolate. Having read the ingredients and amounts of everything in the chocolate I opted for their cooking option as was slightly cheaper. Didn't melt very well though. Any suggestions are the best chocolate to use as will be making this again & again.

cake_lover2000's picture

what brand of chocolate was it?

idewar's picture

Oh heck? Cooke & ?? Minds gone!

akaelle's picture
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I use Sainsburys Basic White Choc 30p for 100g, always turns out well

2463054's picture
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FABULOUS!!! Like a beautiful ice cream cake.I didn't blitz the strawberries as much as it says so there were some lovely bits in it. I used half the amount of biscuit base again and a 23" tin.

gswhipp's picture

Followed the recipe and found it so easy. My cake turned out just like the picture and family loved it.

rjpbird's picture

Has anyone made this with low fat cream cheese, I have lots in the fridge and want to make this dessert at the weekend?
Will it taste awful?

emy1977's picture
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I loved this recipe and have made it many times. The cheesecake mixture is very generous. I have never had to use gelatine in it. I am looking forward to making it again but as a frozen dessert instead.

mentata's picture

This was just awesome!!! I froze it for just 2 hours and had the most delicious ice cream cake ever - I made it for the hubs' birthday and everyone was just stunned! I am just waiting to get home from work so I can eat the leftovers!!!! yummiiiii

annette_adams's picture

I've made this a few times now and the thing I love about it is you don't have to be a good cook to look like one. It's so easy to make and looks and tastes fab

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