Looking for a show-stopping dessert? Look no further. Mini Lemon Mousse Cakes start with a shortbread crust and a tart lemon mousse, topped off with a white chocolate mirror glaze.
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Last week the first day of Spring arrived! I think that lemon desserts are just perfect for Springtime. Normally I crave chocolate desserts, but every so often I want a light, fruity dessert. These Mini Lemon Mousse Cakes hit the spot for me!
This dessert would be great for Easter or just for having some friends over. You’ll definitely wow everyone when you pull out these cakes!
The Layers that Make These Mini Lemon Mousse Cakes
These cakes start with a simple shortbread crust. It’s a rich, buttery shortbread that complements the lemon perfectly.
Next is the highlight of this dessert: the lemon mousse. If you’ve never made a mousse before, don’t worry! It’s actually simple to make and I’ll show you how in the instructions below.
The lemon mousse is so light and fluffy! It has just the right amount of tart lemon flavor thanks to a homemade lemon curd.
The cakes are finished off with a white chocolate mirror glaze as well as a garnish of lemon zest and white chocolate shavings.
Mirror glaze is one of my favorite baking skills to use lately! It is absolutely magical to watch it being poured on to the cakes.
If you enjoy learning new baking skills, you should definitely give these mousse cakes a try. I had so much fun making them!
Love this recipe? Be sure to check out my Raspberry Chocolate Mousse Cake with Mirror Glaze too!
How to Make the Mini Dome Cake Shape
I used these silicone molds to create these mousse cakes. You can order them on Amazon or if you would rather use ramekins, see the alternate instructions for assembling in the recipe notes.
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Unflavored Powdered Gelatin
I made this recipe and ran into some trouble. I believe the measurements for the gelatin, water and lemon juice for the mousse are not correct. There was way too much gelatin for the amount of liquid. Perhaps it was a misprint? Also while attempting to make the mirror glaze it calls for 1 TBsp of gelatin and 1/4 cup of cold water. Whisk together then let bloom. Then the recipe states to mix sweetened condensed milk, water, sugar in sauce pan and bring to a boil. Then stir in gelatin mixture. There is no measurement for the amount of water to put in with the sweetened condensed milk and sugar. Thank you
A Savory Feast says
I’m sorry you had some trouble with the recipe! The amounts of liquid and gelatin for the mousse are what worked for me. For the mirror glaze, the word water was a misprint so I removed that from the recipe now.