Mango Bluberry Opera Cake

Singing in harmony ,
Mango Bluberry Opera Cake


Confession time.

Believe me; I have never had a real pâtisserie before I met my husband. My mouth have only known of my auntie's rice cake and rice muffin, chocolate cakes of Goldilocks ( a famous cake shop in Philippines) and my best-friend's brownies. It was in fact my husband who introduced me to this sinful world of pattisserie. I remember how often we would go to Tokyo's Le Notre Pâtisserie disregarding our eventual massive calorie intake and yen expenses only to devour these sweet little things beautifully decorated. My first "rencontre" with Opera was equally a moment to remember, the flavor of chocolate and coffee were so beautifully blended in my mouth I felt like Mozart was playing in front of me. Only for me.

When I heard that this month's Daring Baker's Challenge was to make a lightly colored Opera (meaning not using dark chocolate nor coffee) in line with Livestrong Day Celebration I knew that I will have so much fun. A big thanks to this month's hosts: Lis of La Mia Cucina and Yvonne of Cream Puffs in Venice, co-hosted by Fran of the blog Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie and Shea of the blog Whiskful.

I never realized that mango and blueberry could play a lovely note together.


Mango Blueberry Opera Cake

6 Large Egg Whites (room temperature)
2 Tablespoons (30 grams) Granulated Sugar
2 Cups (225 grams) Almond Powder
2 Cups (225 grams) Sugar
6 Large eggs
(70grams) All Purpose Flour
½ Tablespoon Vanilla
3 Tablespoons (45 grams)butter

Line two ½ sheetpans with parchment paper. Butter the paper. Sift together the almond powder and sugar. In a separate bowl beat the eggs to break them up. Add the sifted almond and sugar mixture as well as the vanilla. Add the flour and continue mixing. In a another bowl using the beat the egg whites to soft peak and while still beating slowly add the granulated sugar. Continue to whisk until the mixture is at full peak and glossy. Fold this mixture into the egg, almond & powdered sugar mixture. Remove ¼ cup of the mixture and stir into the melted butter. This will allow the melted butter to completely mix into the larger mixture. Divide the mixture in three parts and bake for about 7-10 minutes at 200° Celsius.

Invert onto a clean sheet of parchment paper and peel off the parchment. Let them cool to room temperature then cover with plastic wrap to keep it air tight.

Blueberry Syrup

1 Cup of blueberry
juice of half a lemon
15 g of sugar

Bring the blueberry, lemon juice and sugar to a boil and reduce a little to a syrup consistency. Blend in a mixer and strain to get a smooth syrup consistency. Keep in the fridge.

Mango Buttercream

2 Cups Sugar
½ Cup Water
2 Large Eggs
2 Large Egg Yolks
14 Ounces Unsalted Butter (room temperature)
1/3 Cup Mango Puree

In a bowl beat the butter until it becomes light and free of lumps. Set aside.
Put the eggs and egg yolks in a bowl and whisk for a minute. Put the sugar and water in a sauce pan and cook without stirring until the mixture reaches thickens. Pour the sugar mixture slowly down the bowl and mix slowly. When its well incorporated whisk it again at a higher speed and beat until it cools down. Add the butter and continue mixing. Fold the mango puree and mix well.

Mango Mousse
4 Ounces of mango puree
1 Ounce Sugar
1 ½ Gelatin Sheets
6 Ounces Heavy Cream

Heat the mango puree and sugar to melt the sugar. Add the gelatin and stir. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.Whip the cream and fold it into the puree mixture.
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Assemble the cake

Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Cut the cake so you have one piece 10” x 10” and one piece 10” x 5”. Repeat with the other cake. Moisten each cake with the blueberry syrup.
Spread a ¼” thick layer of mango buttercream over the cake.
Spread all the mango mousse onto this cake layer and spread out evenly. Refrigerate at least one hour. Cut evenly the edges.

Okay here they are, your afternoon tea breaks will never be the same again..


62 comments:

zorra said...

Wow, wow, wow, your are a PRO!

Little Corner of Mine said...

WoW, you made another version of the Opera cake, looks really good!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wow, your cake looks fantastic! I love the flavors you used! A great combination! Beautiful and delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Gabi said...

Some of my favourite flavours loving it together there in that beautiful cake- Superb job! Brava!

Aparna said...

That's an absolutely fantastic cake.
Mine's mango too.

chriesi said...

Absolutely beautiful! Sure tasted fabolous!

Rachel said...

Mango and blueberry look lovely...from what I read it tasted good too..
the cake looks lovely!

Passionate baker...& beyond said...

Of course it's like nothing I've seen before...fresh & exciting. Fantastic job Dhanggit...you exeed expectations every time! Leave alone afternoon tea breaks...life will never be the same again! WOO HOO girl!!

Cakelaw said...

A lovely cake Dhanggit - I am digging those mango and blueberry flavours. I am glad that your husban introduced you to the sinful world of patisserie - they are fantastic!

maybelles parents said...

yours looks amazing! we did mango too with ginger.

Happy cook said...

Hey if i see these picsit looks like you have been eating pattiserie whole your life.
Looks so delicious and love the pictures

glamah16 said...

You have a gift! Mango and blueberry...natures perfect pairing. Great job.

Big Boys Oven said...

Gosh I have not been looking at the daring bakers lately, such a great combination, we love yours too!

Sunshinemom said...

I am giving you a standing ovation..can you feel it?

abeautifulmosaic said...

What a great combination! Beautifully done!

bee said...

my word!!!! that is so gorgeous and the flavours are fantastic.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Mango and Blueberry is such a great combination! I love it! The cake is gorgeous by the way!

Lou @ The Higher Nest said...

I agree: wow, wow, wow all the way. AMAZING! Maybe you'll inspire me to be bolder with my future challenges!

oggi said...

The cake makes me want to sing.:)
Beautiful as always!

K & S said...

this is so beautiful!

haze said...

This is what exactly I am expecting you to do! JUST PERFECT...need I say more ;)!

Mary said...

Your mango and blueberry opera cake looks fantastic! I'm so drooling.

Suzana said...

What a great combo! I'll definitely be trying a mango version soon. Very nice!

Liliana said...

Absolutely beautiful cake and photos! You did a marvelous job!

Encore!

Katie B. said...

What a perfect choice, mango and blueberry! Great job!

francijn said...

I love the intense color of your cake. Congratulations, good job!

Laurie said...

This is gorgeous!!

Christine said...

Mango and blueberry a wonderful combination!! Great job your cake is beautiful!

marias23 said...

Seriously! What a perfect accompaniment to tea. I applaud the flavor combo. Who would've thought they would partner so well? I love that your opera cake is so summery and cheery!

Kevin said...

That looks amazing! I really like the mango blueberry combo!

Lori said...

Love the flavor combo. Beautiful presentation!

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Awesome, it looks so fresh! Great job!

Zen Chef said...

There are daring bakers all over the place! :-)
I must say, yours is quite impressive. You did a great job! You've got my vote.

toontz said...

The color of your cake is just gorgeous. It sounds delicious, too. Mmm...I love mango and I love blueberries!

James said...

That looks awesome! What if you made more layers and made them thinner?

Dhanggit said...

Hi James, I'm not sure I can do thinner than 1cm thickness..it did look though thick on the last photo but it was already thin..anyways on more layers i think its a good idea :-)

Hello all DBers thanks for dropping by!!

linda said...

Your cake looks very pretty! Wonderful choice of flavours too!

PAT A BAKE said...

Lovely. Looks classy.

Mcwhisky said...

Very beautiful presentation. The cake looks luscious!

Half Baked said...

Mango blueberry!!! drool... Stunning as usual!

Jacque said...

Oh, my! What a lovely cake and a lovely blog you have.

Love it!!

Candace said...

Wow! Gorgeous! I also used Mango in my cake.

Rosie said...

STUNNING - STUNNING-STUNNING 'dear' Dhanggit!! Truly awesome cake :)

Rosie x

ChichaJo said...

Oh Dhanggit! Your Opera is beyond gorgeous! It looks divine and I am sure it tastes the same way too :)

Mango and blueberries go fantastic huh? :) I never knew until I had my mango and yogurt with blueberry syrup...they are great partners! And you have certainly taken it to another level here! :)

Christina said...

Wow, your cake looks incredible! Great job on the challenge and nice flavor combination.

Christina ~ She Runs, She Eats

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I think I have paired mango with every berry except blueberries! Why not? They must be perfect together. And so is your opera cake.

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a fabulous job on your Opera Cake. I love your beautiful presentation and pictures.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Barbara said...

Mango and blueberry sounds fabulous.

Ruth Elkin said...

Mango and blueberry! Wow!!! Looks delicious! Great presentation.

Molly Loves Paris said...

Your cake looks divine!

pixie said...

your cake is all sunshine! I would never have thought to pair the two. I shall have to try that combination soon! beautiful cake!!!

Shari said...

It is a "sinful world of pattisserie", but well worth every bite, I think. Love the mango take on the cake.
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Deborah said...

Your cake is absolutely gorgeous! The combination of mango and blueberry sounds so delicious!

Barbara said...

Very, very nice! You did a great job!

Ann said...

Absolutely stunning!

Jo. said...

Bravo!!! Bravissimo!!! Mango must be a great option in this opera cake. Very well done :-)

Rebecca said...

Oooh, very nice combination. This should be on a menu somewhere!

Mango Power Girl said...

that looks beautiful...can i come over to eat it?

Augustina said...

What a beautiful website you have! I love both blueberries and mango--your cake turned out so lovely!!

Claire said...

Mango and blueberry...what a wonderful combo! I like putting themin my yogurt! Beautiful cake.

paoix said...

you are just bringing some serious heat dhanggit! this looks fantastic! what kind of mango did you use?

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HI,
The Mango Blueberry Opera Cake is really so delicious.. I like it..Thanks for sharing this recipe.. I am going to try it.