Mango Cake

This Mango Cake is bursting with flavour, super moist and has a delicious lemon icing. It uses ripe mangoes and sour cream to make a wonderful tea time cake.

Difficulty: Medium Serves: 12 Course: Dessert


  • 80ml or 1/3 cup milk
  • 300 ml sour cream, at room temperature
  • 250g unsalted butter, softened
  • 330g or 1 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2tsp vanilla essence
  • 4 eggs
  • 450g or 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 ripe mangoes, chopped

Lemon Icing:

  • 360g or 3 cups Pure Icing Sugar
  • 80ml or 1/3 cupLemon Juice


  1. Pre-heat oven to 160C. Grease and line a 22cm deep cake pan with baking paper.
  2. Whisk milk and sour cream, set aside.
  3. Beat together sugar, butter and vanilla until thick and pale.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after every addition.
  5. Fold milk mixture and flour, alternating between the two, until just combined.
  6. Fold through chopped mangoes.
  7. Bake for 1 hour. Then cover with a baking paper and bake for another 30-40 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Cool cake in the pan for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. To make lemon icing, whisk lemon juice and icing sugar until smooth
  10. Drizzle icing on the cake and serve.


  • Make sure your butter, eggs, milk and sour cream are at room temperature.
  • If you don’t have self- raising flour, just remover 6 tsp flour from plain flour and add 6 tsp baking powder. Sift well.
  • The cake takes longer to bake perfectly. Keep checking after 1 hour and 30 minutes by inserting a skewer in the middle. It should come out clean
  • We need pure icing sugar for the icing. If you don’t have it, just blend your caster sugar into a fine powder.
  • You can use frozen mangoes or even tinned mangoes. They work fine in the recipe.
  • You can jazz up your icing and add pulp of 2 passionfruit to lemon and sugar. It tastes great.

Serving Suggestion:

I like this cake at room temperature or slightly warm with a cup of tea. You can serve it with a dollop of whipped cream and extra cubed mangoes.

Aa jao friends “Mango Cake” tayyar hai!!


One Comment Add yours

  1. Sab says:

    Love this, I think i’ll make this cake today since I have a few mangoes sitting in my fridge. Thanks Salmina šŸ˜šŸ˜

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