Mango Cake with Mango Frosting

This tropical mango cake with mango frosting is delicious and easy to make. It’s soft and moist and bursting with fruity mango flavor.

I LOVE mangoes and use them to make this FAN-TABULOUS mango cake with mango frosting all the time.

Mangoes seem to be one of those fruits that people seem to be a little SCARED to use in their baking.

I am NOT exactly sure why coz I think it’s a WONDERFUL fruit with a delicious TROPICAL flavor.

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I have seen people toss some dried mangoes on top of granolas, parfaits and oatmeals.

But, using the actual fruit in cakes, cupcakes, muffins appears to be very uncommon…WEIRD!

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I pair my mango cake with LUSCIOUS mango frosting, toss some shredded white chocolate all over the cake…

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And sometimes, I even add a bit of finely shredded coconut to make it even more tropical and honest to goodness, it tastes HEAVENLY!

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Even if you are not fond of mangoes, I URGE you to try this recipe and I am very CONFIDENT you will fall in love with mangoes.

You can make a puree out of fresh mangoes and use that in this recipe.

Or you can just use CANNED mango puree, which is usually SWEETER and not as tangy as fresh mangoes and CHEAPER too.

This cake is SOFT and MOIST, has a lovely YELLOW color and tastes very FRUITY!

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By the way, see those COOL loops on top of the cake?

Those are made with CHOCOLATE!

Yup.. good old chocolate loops.

They are insanely EASY to make and you can make them in any color you like.

I also tossed some sprinkles and sanding sugar on some loops to give the cake a little SPARKLE and COLOR.

To make this mango cake, you will need the following ingredients:

2 1/2 cups cake flour (not all-purpose flour!)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter
1 cup mango puree
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp finely shredded coconut (optional)
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
Mango frosting

Notes:
– I buy my mango puree from Indian stores. It’s usually in a can.
– Different brands of mango purees have different consistencies. If your puree is extremely thick and chunky, you may have to add a bit of milk or water to your cake batter, in order to mix everything together. Unfortunately, I can’t give exact measurements but start with 2 tablespoons and work your way up to a “cake batter-like” consistency.

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
In a a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until the mixture is pale and fluffy .

Step 2:
Add eggs (one at a time) and keep mixing.

Step 3:
Add mango puree, vanilla extract and mix again.

Step 4:
In a separate bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, shredded coconut (optional) and cardamom powder.

Step 5:
Dump the the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until everything is just combined.
The batter will be thick but don’t over-mix!

Step 6:
Pour the batter into a greased/floured loaf pan (Dimensions: 9x5x3).
Use a spatula to spread out the batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Step 7:
Allow the cake to cool down to room temperature.
Then, fill and frost it in mango frosting and decorate it with chocolate loops.

And you are done… Enjoy!

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Mango cake with mango frosting
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Recipe type: Cake
 
This tropical mango cake with mango frosting is delicious and easy to make. It's soft and moist and bursting with fruity mango flavor.
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups cake flour (not all-purpose flour!)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup mango puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp finely shredded coconut (optional)
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • Mango frosting
Instructions
  1. In a a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs (one at a time) and keep mixing.
  3. Add mango puree, vanilla extract and mix again.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, shredded coconut (optional) and cardamom powder.
  5. Dump the the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until everything is just combined. The batter will be thick but don't over-mix!
  6. Pour the batter into a greased/floured loaf pan (Dimensions: 9x5x3). Use a spatula to spread out the batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool down to room temperature. Then, fill and frost it in mango frosting and decorate it with chocolate loops.
  8. And you are done... Enjoy!
Notes
- I buy my mango puree from Indian stores. It's usually in a can.
- Different brands of mango purees have different consistencies. If your puree is extremely thick and chunky, you may have to add a bit of milk or water to your cake batter, in order to mix everything together. Unfortunately, I can't give exact measurements but start with 2 tablespoons and work your way up to a "cake batter-like" consistency.

Well, that’s all for today.

If you liked this recipe, you may also like some of these other MANGO recipes…

Mango oatmeal

Mango frosting 

Mango pineapple delight

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

4 Comments

  1. Chiron

    January 24, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Okay. Mango cake WITH mango frosting made with those cans of mango puree I buy with no good reason other than to make sorbet and ending up just eating with a spoon? This is a heaven sent recipe thanks! I love your no fuss recipes!

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 26, 2015 at 11:44 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comment! I am quite obsessed with those cans of mango puree too. Have you ever poured spoonfuls of that puree on top of vanilla ice cream?! OMG! It’s to die for! lol

  2. Choc Chip Uru

    January 25, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    This is the ultimate summer cake, I would love to try making it soon 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    1. Abeer Rizvi

      January 26, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      Oh if you are fond of mangoes, you are gonna be drooling over this cake! 😛

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