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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Passion fruit Mousse Cake

I love passion fruit and the tart sweet taste it has especially when paired in deserts like these.  I adapted this recipe I found in a magazine and used products that were easily available over here.
Anyway I used agar agar powder, which is like a vegetarian gelatin of sorts. For cream I used Nestle canned cream, its a bit thick but easily available and cheaper than the usual whipping cream.

Recipe : Passion fruit Mousse Cake recipe adapted from Passion fruit mousse traybake from BBCgoodfood.

Base : 140g pkt plain Marie Biscuits
           75g unsalted butter, melted

Mousse : 6 large passionfruits ( choose ones that have started to wrinkle)
                1/2 cup hot water
                2 tsp Agar Agar Powder ( I used Double swallow brand, plain)
                200ml ( 1/2 can) of condensed milk
                2 cans of Nestle Cream
                5 tbsp sugar

Prepare the base by placing the biscuits in the food processor and pulsing to form bread crumbs, add the melted butter and pulse a few times to combine.  Lightly butter a 10 inch springform  pan, or regular baking tray , if you dont have one.  Press the biscuit crumbs on the sides and bottom of the pan to make a nice base. Place in fridge to chill for an hour.

While the base is chilling prepare the mousse, extract the pulp of 4 passion fruits and press them through a sieve to remove the seeds and extract the juice.  Pour into a measuring jug, you should have about 200 ml of juice , if not add enough water to come up to the 200 ml mark.

Bring 1/2 cup of hot water in a saucepan and the juice and bring to a simmer.  Add the sugar and agar agar and stir quickly  to dissolve the agar agar and sugar.  Cool slightly.

In a mixing bowl whisk the cream and condensed milk and pulp of the remaining passionfruits.  Stir in the cooled juice and stir well.  Pour into the biscuit base and  chill for a few hours till set.   Remove the sides of the springform pan, I usually dont remove the bottom , mainly because I am afraid the base might come apart.

To make cutting easier, dip your knife in hot water and then use to slice into wedges.


  1. I love the intense yet very pleasant aroma of passion fruit. This mousse cake looks so beautiful and amazingly delicious, Nammi.

  2. Drooling over the foto dear.. Bookmarked the recipe

  3. I love passion fruit and don't use it nearly enough. This cheesecake looks very delicious.

  4. this is an exciting recipe using passion fruit, i should give it a try soon

  5. Priya (
    Never used passion fruit in cakes,should try soon.

  6. I haven't had the pleasure to work with or even taste passion fruit before!! I cannot believe how far I am. Your recipe looks very promising and I like the simplicity of the ingredients as well. Thanks for sharing

  7. I really don't make cheesecake often nor use passion fruit in my recipes. Your cheesecake looks really good!


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