Mango Summer Cake

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A light chiffon cake topped with mango glaze and a layer of whipped cream. The perfect light and refreshing summer cake.

Mango Summer Cake

So last week I overloaded you with chocolate because that’s what I was craving. Today, though, I have a dessert to satisfy someone else’s cravings. Sweet Zainab is having a baby boy and loves all things tropical. As a result, her big group (seriously, everyone loves this girl and for good reason) of blog friends are throwing her a tropical virtual baby shower!

Mango cake!!!

You know I don’t do coconut, and actually, I don’t really bake with tropical fruit all that often so it took me some time to find the right dessert. My first try was a mango shortbread bar but the mango was a bit muddled and it just wasn’t all that great. This cake, however, has a really sweet layer of mango glaze that I love, though, that brings out the bright and fruity flavor. The cake and whipped cream topping surrounding that are super light and really perfect for summer dessert eating. While this wasn’t my typical dessert of choice, I really did like it. It definitely fulfills its obligations of being a light tropical summer treat!

Zainab, I wish we could sit down together with a fork and enjoy this cake! I’m so excited for you and all that you have to come. Baby boys are the best (not that I’m bias or anything) and you are going to be such an amazing mom!

Scroll down for the recipe and links for everyone else participating in the shower.

Mango Summer Cake

 

Mango Summer Cake
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 12-16 servings
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 1 9.6-fluid ounce can mango nectar (~1 ¼ cups)
  • 130g (1¼ cups) sifted cake flour (sifted, then measured)
  • 150g (~¾ cup) granulated sugar + additional 6 grams (½ tablespoon)
  • 8g (1½ teaspoons) baking powder
  • 3g (1/2 teaspoon) salt
  • 65g (3 large) egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 59 milliliters / 2 fluid ounces (1/4 cup) canola oil
  • 2g (1/2 tablespoon) lime zest (~1 lime) plus additional for serving
  • 160g (~4 large) egg whites, at room temperature
  • Glaze:
  • 90 milliliters / 3 fluid ounces (6 tablespoons) mango syrup (see directions below*)
  • 50g (~1/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • 15 milliliters / 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (~1/2 lime)
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 237 milliliters / 8 fluid ounces (1 cup) whipping cream, cold
  • 25g (~2 tablespoons) granulated sugar
Instructions
  1. Make the Cake:
  2. In a small heavy-duty medium saucepan, make mango syrup* by simmering mango nectar over medium heat for about twenty minutes or until reduced to just under ¾ cup; remove from heat and set in fridge to cool to room temperature
  3. While mango syrup is cooling, make cake
  4. Pre-heat oven to 325; line a 9x13 cake pan with parchment paper and set aside
  5. Sift together flour, sugar (excluding additional amount), baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl; set aside
  6. In a separate large bowl, whisk egg yolks, canola oil, lime zest, and half of mango syrup (90 milliliters / 3 fluid ounces) until well combined (set aside remaining mango syrup); whisk in dry ingredients but do not overmix
  7. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg whites on medium high until soft peaks form; add and beat until stiff
  8. Gently fold one half of egg whites into yolk mixture; fold in remaining egg whites
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 24-28 minutes or until golden and knife comes out clean from center (do not overbake!)
  10. Set pan aside on a cake rack to cool
  11. Make the glaze:
  12. In a small heavy duty saucepan, boil sugar, lime juice, and mango syrup* until liquid is reduced to about ¼ cup (~5 minutes); pour glaze over cake
  13. Make whipped cream:
  14. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine whipping cream and sugar on medium-high speed for several minutes or until stiff peaks begin to form
  15. Carefully spread whipped cream over cake and cover and chill cake until ready to serve
  16. Top with additional lime zest before serving
  17. Enjoy within 1-2 days for best results
Notes
Adapted from Epicurious

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41 Responses to “Mango Summer Cake”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar July 1, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    This cake is SO delicious looking! Totally loving that mango flavour!!

  2. Sarah | Broma Bakery July 1, 2015 at 9:00 am #

    Oh I just love it!! All I want is a piece of this next to a beach in the tropics :)

  3. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom July 1, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Mango nectar?! I love this cake!!!! and thank you so much Lauren for helping us celebrate Zainab today!!!!!

  4. Allie | BakingAMoment July 1, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    What a gorgeous recipe! I just love mango and it’s so perfect for summer. I think Zainab would adore this cake. Thank you so much for being a part of her virtual baby shower!

  5. Julia @ Sprinkled With Jules July 1, 2015 at 11:10 am #

    Stopping by from the baby shower, these look AMAZING!

  6. Meriem @ Culinary Couture July 1, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    YUM! I don’t bake tropically either but I took a leap for this shower and it turned out well! Your cake sounds amazing!

  7. Zainab July 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    I don’t bake with mango as much as I should!! This cake is amazing. Thank you so much for the shower lady and all the help so far. U have no idea how useful my late night readings of L’s updates have helped calm my nerves and of course your awesome Pinterest board with all tips and reads about breastfeeding!! THANK YOU!! xoxo

  8. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter July 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    This cake looks delicious, Lauren! I love the mango nectar in the cake and the mango/lime glaze sounds amazing! Perfect for Z’s shower!

  9. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie July 1, 2015 at 2:18 pm #

    Mmm what a perfect summer cake. Love the fluffy whipped cream on top! I wish we all could sit down together and eat a slice of this cake!

  10. Liz @ Floating Kitchen July 1, 2015 at 2:28 pm #

    This looks perfect for Z! Such a fun day. The internet is just exploding with tropical treats. I love it!

  11. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 1, 2015 at 10:02 pm #

    What a marvelous cake! Perfect for a shower!

  12. Peabody (Culinary Concoctions by Peabody) July 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm #

    Where do you get the mango nectar?

    • Keep It Sweet July 26, 2015 at 2:59 pm #

      I found it in the ethnic section at my grocery store… They sell it in soda-like cans!

  13. Kayle (The Cooking Actress) July 2, 2015 at 10:35 am #

    Zainab really does have so many people who love her-and with good reason!! this cake looks wonderfully tropical and perfect for Z!

  14. marcie July 2, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    This cake looks fabulous, Lauren — I love all the mango goodness going on! I’m sure our friend Zainab would love it! :)

  15. Sam @ SugarSpunRun July 2, 2015 at 11:19 am #

    This looks so good, I’ve never thought to make a mango cake before! :)

  16. Nora (A Clean Bake) July 2, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    What a perfect summer treat! I love how light, airy and refreshing it looks. This would be great for a BBQ!

  17. Cate | Chez CateyLou July 5, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    We were totally on the same page with our mango coconut combos! This cake sounds delicious – what a perfect treat to bring to the shower!

  18. Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits July 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm #

    Yum, this cake looks soo good, and I LOVE that you added mango flavor in this. Wish I can get a slice!

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