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Naked Mango Cherry Cake

This soft and moist naked mango cherry cake with buttercream icing is the perfect dessert for Summer parties. Packed with fruity flavors and easy to make!

You guys know I have an obsession with naked cakes…Well, brace yourselves for today’s GORGEOUS naked mango cherry cake.

It’s so colorful and fruity, which makes it perfect for Summer picnics and parties!

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I used a cake mix as the base for both, the cherry and mango cake flavors since it was EASIER.

Both the cakes turned out to be very MOIST and AIRY.

The cherry cakes were flavored with maraschino cherry juice and the mango cake was flavored with mango puree.

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I DON’T like my naked cakes to be dense.

That makes them heavy and when you place them on top of one another, the icing will “squish” out from the sides and make an ugly mess!

By the way, the sun was not being my friend when I was taking these pictures…lol.

The clouds kept blocking the light every 5 seconds (Very annoying!)

naked mango cherry cake 8Here are some important NOTES about this naked mango cherry cake recipe:

  • My maraschino cherry cake recipe is adapted  from here. My mango cake recipe is adapted from here.
  • You will end up with 1 extra mango cake and 1 extra cherry cake. You can save them for later or use them to make a taller naked cake.
  • I used yellow cake mixes to make this naked mango cherry cake just because it was easier. But, I have a mango cake recipe from scratch in the blog archives. You can make that, if you like. I am also working on a cherry cake recipe from scratch that I hope to share with you next month.
  • Be sure to check out use my step-by-step tutorial for making a naked cake, if you have never made one before.
  • You need to use thick buttercream icing so that it can withstand the weight of the cake on top of it without “squishing” out from the sides.

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Naked Mango Cherry Cake
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
This soft and moist naked mango cherry cake with buttercream icing is the perfect dessert for Summer parties. Packed with fruity flavors and easy to make!
Ingredients
Mango cake:
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • ¾ cup mango puree
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Yellow gel food coloring
Cherry cake:
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • ¾ cup maraschino cherry juice
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • Pink or red gel food coloring
Frosting and decoration:
  • Purple buttercream icing
  • White buttercream icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Tip#12
  • Piping bag
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the egg whites, oil, milk, mango puree, vanilla extract and food coloring.
  2. Add the cake mix powder and mix until just combined.
  3. Add some more yellow food coloring, if necessary.
  4. Pour this batter into two round cake pans (Dimensions: 8x2) that have been greased/floured.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Here are the steps for making the cake mix cherry cake:
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, milk, maraschino cherry juice, vanilla extract and food coloring.
  2. Add the cake mix powder and mix until just combined.
  3. Add some more pink or red food coloring, if necessary.
  4. Pour this batter into two round cake pans (Dimensions: 8x2) that have been greased/floured.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Here are the steps for assembling the naked cake:
  1. Once the cakes have cooled down, cut the sides of each cake with a sharp knife.
  2. Place the cherry cake on a cake stand.
  3. Fill a piping bag with white frosting and attach Tip # 12. Hold the bag at a 45 degree angle and squeeze the bag until icing comes out and then pull away. Continue to do this until the top of the cake is completely covered in frosting peaks.
  4. Place the mango cake on top of the icing.
  5. Fill a piping bag with purple frosting and attach Tip #12. Hold the bag at a 45 degree angle and squeeze the bag until icing comes out and then pull away. Continue to do this until the top of the cake is completely covered in frosting peaks.
  6. Toss some sprinkles on top of the cake.
  7. And you are done with your naked mango cherry cake!
Notes
- You will end up with 1 extra mango cake and 1 extra cherry cake. You can save them for later or use them to make a taller naked cake.
- I used yellow cake mixes to make this naked mango cherry cake just because it was easier.
- Be sure to check out use my step-by-step tutorial for making a naked cake (link in the blog post above), if you have never made one before.
- You need to use thick buttercream icing so that it can withstand the weight of the cake on top of it without "squishing" out from the sides.

Well, that’s all for today.

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Chocolate popcorn cake

chocolate popcorn cake

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classic sour cream pound cake

Naked ginger ale cake

ginger ale cake

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

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