Does anyone have a good mango cake recipe without nuts. Preferably not too complicated (I don't ask for much do I??)
I would like a moist cake with good mango flavor.
Thanks in advance!
Hi snoopy3, there is one recipe in the recipe index. It has walnuts, but I'm sure you don't have to use it. There is a recipe for the filling too.
I can buy reasonably-priced mango puree from where I work, so I've been experimenting with it in my baking.
I have to say - I don't think mango works well when it's actually baked into a cake. You lose a lot of that distinct lovely flavor that mango has - it becomes diluted and much more bland. However, if you make the mango into a fruit curd (egg yolks, sugar, etc), fruit mousse (unflavored gelatin and heavy cream), and into a buttercream, it keeps that bright wonderful flavor, and dominates whatever cake flavor you pair it with. I ususually pair it with a coconut cake or a vanilla cake. I've also paired the mango curd with rice pudding made with coconut milk - mmmmmm.
To make your own fruit puree: cook the fresh or frozen fruit with a little bit of sugar (go light on the sugar here - you can always add more later) and a pinch of salt until it's nice and soft and breaking down. Run the fruit through a food mill to puree and remove the seeds/fiber from the fruit. Chill; freeze leftovers.
I agree with HerBoudoir. I made the mango cake recipe here http://www.cakecentral.com/cake_recipe-2436-Mango-Cake-with-filling.html and while it was good, the mango flavor in the cake was muted, and lacked that fresh mango flavor I was hoping for. For the best flavor I would follow HerBoudoir's suggestions.
HerBoudoir, if you don't mind me asking, can you share your mango curd recipe? DH loves, loves, loves mango & I'd like to make him some tartletts or fill a cake with mango curd.
Just take a lemon curd recipe and substitute the mango puree. I usually cut the sugar back a bit too, as the mango puree that I get has a little sugar in it already.
lol, for some strange reason I was thinking it would be more complicated than that!
Thanks for sharing!