Even though Mango cake is generally frosted with butter cream, I prefer freshly whipped cream. Here is the recipe. For the cake to be moist and light, the measurements need to be exact. So investing on a measuring set is not a bad idea after all. Also leave the butter and eggs on the counter overnight so that they are at room temperature before baking
Maida (All Purpose Flour) 2 cups
Mango Puree 1/2 cup (I used the canned version!)
Baking Powder 1 tsp
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice 1/2 a lemon
Butter 1 stick (1/2 a cup)
Honey 1/2 cup
Powdered Sugar 1/2 cup (1.25 cup if using fresh mango pulp depending on the sweetness preferred)
Eggs 2 separated
For the frosting
Heavy Whipping cream 1.5 cups
Sugar powder 1/4 cups
Mango Puree 1 tbsp
- Preheat Oven to 350 F. Grease a 9" round baking tin.
- Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt 2-3 times so that all the ingredients are well combined. Set it aside.
- Using a hand mixer or a spatula, cream the butter (stir vigorously) with sugar and honey.
- Reduce the speed to low and slowly stream in the mango puree followed by the lemon juice and egg yolks. Keep mixing till very well combined.
- Not add the sifted flour mixture a table spoon by tablespoon till combined into a smooth mixture. Stop and set aside.
- Now whisk the egg white till they form stiff peaks.
- Fold in the egg whites into the flour mixture gently.
- Pour into the baking tin and bake for about 25-30 minutes. Keep a close eye after 20 minutes.
- To check if the cake is done, insert a toothpick right at the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. If not, the cake needs a few more minutes in the oven.
- Cool the cake to room temperature before frosting of your choice. I prefer a whipped cream topping!
- To whip the cream, set the blades of the hand blender and a metal bowl to work with in the freezer.
- Take a big bowl of ice. Take the heavy cream in the metal bowl and place it on the ice.
- Start whipping on low speeds. Add a tablespoon of powdered sugar. Gradually increase the speed to high. Keep adding the rest of the sugar till all the sugar is used up. Whip till stiff peaks are formed.
Turn the cake upside down. Spread the whipped cream uniformly over the top of the cake. Spread it gently onto the sides. Dot it with the Mango puree. Alternately. Pour the mango puree and 1/4 of the whipped cream simultaneously into a piping bag and decorate the cake as desired.
This is a piece of the cake i test-baked with a mango butter cream froasting.. Still i prefer whipped cream any day, any time!
This recipe goes out to the anniversary event held by Aparna After all this is a celebratory fare, indeed the first time in three years of marriage that I was with my honey on his birthday!