Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mango Cake

Mango is my favourite! Pushpa of PuSiVa'S CuLiNarY StUdiO has gorgeous baking recipes which are very simple yet give out great results!! She has a good collection of cooking books and her own recipes which have been neatly filed away for reference! This dish was baked as a birthday cake for her sister Chikie, by her. The ingredients were few and the photo awesome which made me immediately try it out. Original recipe called for mango puree-I used mango pulp instead. I skipped lemon juice and mango essence.

Ingredients :
1 cup maida / all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup sugar
1 stick(100 gms) butter at room temperature
1 egg
3/4th cup mango puree
1 tsp vanilla essence (mango essence ideally)

1/2 cup milk

Method :
Sieve together- flour, b.soda, b.pwdr, salt and keep aside.

In a big bowl, mix butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg keep mixing. Add the essence.

Add mango puree and mix for a while. Add the flour mixture spoon by spoon and milk in turns ending with the flour mixture. Keep mixing till homogenous. Grease the baking pan generously with butter and flour. Pour the mixture in the greased tin / in a tin lined with parchment paper.
Preheat oven at
175° C for 30-35 minutes...or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Take it out of the oven, let it cool for ten minutes, transfer on to a wire rack and let it cool completely.

Gorge on this delicious Mango cake shamelessly! Its worth it!

I had to pre-heat my oven at
170° C for ten minutes, reduce the temp. to 160° C , baking time 35 minutes .




Puspha said...

Thank u very much, Purnima for trying it out. Very pleased to know tat u liked it as much as I do.

Anamika said...

Dar Purnima and Pushpa
Thanks for posting the recipe for the mango cake. I will certianly try it here in Botswana during the summer time which is now a days. I was surfing and found your blog site which is interesting and useful. I am into sugarcraft and have done few cakes on indian, african themes etc.Do pass by the blog when ever you have the time. My blog is
and google search will point towards 'the sugarcrafter'

Purnima said...

Anamika..tks for your kind comment. I am not able to comment on your blog..your work has a pro. touch to it, the flowers, orchids all are so natural..plus the 3-tier,5-tier wedding and engagement cakes are awesome..you have a shorter path, to achieve success..your work speaks volumes about it!

Maya Shanbhag said...

Oh wow, Tht mango cake looks super deliciuos...So many things to try :)

Purnima said...

Maya--> True..there are so many things rushing around from bloggers..donno where to start ..so many things to make there!! :D

Maya Shanbhag said...

Hey Purnima,

I tried this cake and it was a big hit :)..Thanx to u n Pushpa ...Have posted it in my blog