Lemon Mousse Cake

Lemon Mousse Cake

This rich and creamy Lemon Mousse Cake is topped with decadent white chocolate curls.

Lemon Mousse Cake
 
Makes 1 (10-inch) cake
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Filling:
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2½ cups cold heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2½ (4-ounce) bars white chocolate, chopped
  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1½ cups sugar, divided
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Garnish: white chocolate curls
Instructions
  1. For crust: In a medium bowl, stir together wafer crumbs, butter, and sugar until combined. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 10-inch springform pan; refrigerate.
  2. For filling: In a small bowl, stir together lemon juice and gelatin; let stand until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan, cook ½ cup cream and white chocolate over low heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in gelatin mixture until dissolved, and let cool completely.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and zest with a mixer at medium speed until creamy; add cooled white chocolate mixture and vanilla, beating until combined.
  5. In another large bowl, beat remaining 2 cups cream and remaining ½ cup sugar with a mixer at high speed until soft peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until well combined. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Cover and freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Remove from freezer, and gently run a knife around sides of pan to release crust; remove sides of pan. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Garnish with white chocolate curls, if desired.

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