Vanilla Meringue Mousse Cake



This Vanilla Meringue Mousse Cake is one of the most delightful vanilla cakes I have ever made. With a classic combination of vanilla and chocolate, this cake will win the hearts of everybody. The cake consists of two vanilla sponge cake layers filled with smooth vanilla meringue mousse, topped with chocolate glaze and decorated with fresh raspberries. The cake simply melts in your mouth and is simply addictive.
Makes about 10 servings
Vanilla Sponge Cake Layers
3 eggs
1/3 cup (70g) sugar
1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
1/4 tsp (1g) salt
1/2 cup (65g) all-purpose flour
Vanilla Meringue Mousse
For the Vanilla Pastry Cream
2 cups (480ml) milk
2 tbsp (30g) sugar
2 tbsp (30g) sugar
1/4 cup (30g) cornstarch
1 tbsp (10g) flour
3 egg yolks
1/4 tsp (1g) salt
2 tsp (10g) vanilla extract
For gelatin
2½ tsp (8g) gelatin powder
3 tbsp (45ml) cold water
For the Meringue
3 egg whites , at room temperature
2/3 cup (135g) sugar
1/4 tsp (1g) salt
Chocolate Glaze
6 oz (180g) semisweet chocolate
3/4 cup (180g) whipping cream
2 ½ tbsp (37ml) milk
2½ tbsp (37g) unsalted butter , at room temperature
For Decorating
fresh raspberries
chocolate decorations
powdered sugar