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Mango Cake

As you might remember, every year for our birthdays we pick a type of cake we want. Last year Adam asked for a Cadbury Creme Egg cake which turned out amazing. This year he requested a mango cake. This wasn't the easiest cake to come up with.

Mangoes aren't a super popular ingredient for baked goods and mango products aren't easy to come by in our grocery stores either. After some searching online, I went on the hunt for mango puree which I found in the International aisle at a grocery store chain.

I ended up making a basic vanilla cake and replaced the oil with mango puree. I figured I typically do the same with applesauce, so why not mango puree. The cake had a light mango flavour to it and the puree made the cake super moist. But the best was the buttercream. I added a teaspoon of coconut extract and used the mango puree to add moisture to the buttercream. This turned the buttercream a pretty pale peachy-yellow colour and the mango flavour was pretty intense.

I topped the cake with broken up dried mango pieces. Someone mentioned they looked like bacon pieces from a far. And they totally do. But I swear it's dried mango!

We ended up with quite a bit of mango puree leftover since it comes in a giant can. Adding it to strawberry smoothies has been my favourite thing to use it up.

Have you tried baking with mango?
xo Jen


  1. I'm actually salivating reading this and, spookily, I had a slice of mango cake for the first time today! Mango is my alltime favourite fruit. I love having a mango lassi when I go out for curry (and have previously made my own at home by combining yohurt and mango juice) and when I was in India I drank so much mango juice my sweat actually started smelling like mango! true (and gross!) story xxx

    P.S. I think I've typed the word mango too much. Mango.


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