Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Mango Upside Down Cake

I'm taking full advantage the amazingly low prices of mangoes at the moment to indulge myself of this wonderful fruit. This time it will be combined with caramel to form a wicked upside down cake.

mango upside down cakeĀ© by Haalo

Mango Upside Down Cake

140 grams dark brown sugar
70 grams butter
2 to 3 mangoes, depending on size

250 grams plain flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
180 grams caster sugar
200 grams melted butter, cooled
2 eggs, lightly whisked
90mls milk, approx

Prepare the mangoes:

Slice the mango close to the seed to give you two cheeks. Using a large spoon, scoop out the flesh in one piece. Slice the cheeks evenly lengthways.

Peel the skin away from the seed and cut the flesh around this seed, this should give you another two slices.

Make the topping:

Place the dark brown sugar and butter into a small saucepan and cook over a low heat until the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Pour this into a prepared cake pan - I used a 20cm/8 inch square pan.

Arrange the sliced mango over the topping - either randomly or in a pattern.

Make the Cake:

Sift the plain flour, baking powder and caster sugar together into a bowl. Add the eggs and cooled melted butter and stir, adding enough milk to create a spoonable batter.

Spread the batter carefully over the mango slices and then level off with a palette knife.

Bake in a preheated 160°C/320°F oven until golden and cooked through. If you find the surface is browning too quickly, cover it with foil.

Once cooked, let it sit in the pan for a few minutes before turning out onto your serving dish.

Mango Upside Down CakeĀ© by Haalo

It's delicious served warm - there's a slight bitterness to the dark brown sugar with offsets the sweet mango and the buttery cakes acts like a sponge to soak in those tropical juices but it's just as good served cold.


  1. Looks wonderful!!! I made one when mangoes were in season too. LOVE it!!

  2. Haalo, you're killing me, here. It makes me LONG for summer to read your December - March posts. No mango for me right now, but this would be good with pears.


  3. Now that's a cake I can sink my teeth into. What a great idea to incorporate mangoes.

  4. Mangoes, mangoes: How do I love thee. Let me count the ways. ;-)

    I love this recipe. I never thought to use mangoes for an upside down cake.


  5. Thanks Marillyn!

    It's delicious with Pears and bananas and even canned fruit Tanita - you don't have to miss out!

    Thanks Marisa!

    I knew you would like this Paz!

  6. Wow I love those lovely slices of mango with caramelized sugar. How absolutely delicious. Great recipe and photos!

  7. Hey Haalo - just thought i would let you know that this cake is being baked tomorrow and will be on our christmas table! woohoo! thanks so much for recipe and wish me luck! oh, and merry christmas to you too!!

  8. Lovely! I found this on Pinterest and totally love it - looks SO delicious! :)


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