Mandarin Orange Mousse Cake with Tofu

Mandarin Orange Mousse Cake with Tofu

I tried making a simple cake using mandarin oranges. The cake contains tofu, so it's very light. You can use other fruit juices instead of mandarin orange.

Ingredients: 13 to 15cm diameter cake

Mandarin oranges
40 g
Silken tofu
120 to 150 g
Fresh cream (or soy cream)
50 ml
Powdered gelatin
10 g
Recipe ID: 1010031 - Steamed Cocoa Bread (optional)
1/2 the amount


1. Line a cake tin with kitchen parchment paper. The cake will come up to the rim of a 13cm diameter tin, so make the sides of the paper a bit higher.
2. If you have time, crumble steamed bread and line the bottom of the cake tin with it. You can omit this, of course.
3. Peel the oranges and slice. Puree in a blender with sugar. You can leave on the membranes and white parts.
4. Transfer 80-100 ml of the orange puree to another container.
5. If you lined the cake tin with steamed bread, take 2 tablespoons of the orange juice remaining in the blender and sprinkle over the bread. Flatten the panko with the back of a spoon.
6. Put the tofu and cream in the blender with the orange puree and blend well.
7. Dissolve 7g of gelatin in 3 tablespoons of boiling water. Add to the blender and switch on again.
8. Pour the mixture into the cake tin, and leave until set in the refrigerator. In 20 to 30 minutes, the surface will jell.
9. Dissolve 3g of gelatin in 2 tablespoons of boiling water. Add the reserved orange puree from step 4 and mix well.
10. Pour the orange liquid on top of the jelled surface of the mousse from step 8. Leave to chill in the refrigerator again.
11. In 1-2 hours it will set. It's very soft, so take it out of the cake tin carefully, so it doesn't fall apart.

Story Behind this Recipe

I filled a request by a friend for a dessert made with mandarin oranges.