Mini Lemon Mousse Strawberry Cake
a delicious gourmet dessert

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Each part of this can be made in advance then assembled the next day.
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Mini Lemon Mousse Strawberry Cake
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Prep Time: 50 min    Total Time: 50 min    Servings: 6


Ingredients:

4 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sugar
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 egg whites, room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
6 ring moulds, approximately 4-inch x 1-1/2-inch (I use 29 ounce cans, both ends removed cut in half horizontally)
Fresh Strawberries, stems trimmed, thinly sliced vertically
Angel Food Cake, make your favorite recipe or purchase at a bakery
Strawberry Fans,
can be done ahead
Chocolate syrup (optional)
6 Fresh Mint sprigs
garnish

Instruction:

To make the lemon mousse, whisk together in a small saucepan cornstarch, sugar and water over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens. Remove from heat, whisk in the lemon juice and zest. Transfer to a large bowl to cool. 

In a mixing bowl beat egg whites to stiff peaks; in another clean bowl whip the heavy cream to soft peaks, fold them into the cooled lemon mixture.

Use a ring mold to cut angel food cake into 6 (4-inch x 1/2-inch high) roundsSet them aside.

Put molds on a flat tray or plate with a lip to catch any drips; arrange strawberries single layer, pointed ends up, around inside of molds. Fill with the mousse, smooth the tops, cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.

Remove from refrigerator. Blot completely on paper towels of any liquid (the strawberries may weep) and place on 6 individual plates, top with cake rounds. Carefully lift off the ring, decorate plates with Strawberry Fans, chocolate syrup if desired and mint sprigs then serve this beauty immediately.

Wine recommendation: Champagne

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