Foodie Friday: Mango Cake

Mango cake: a light cake with mango filling and topped with the fruit

mango cake Sometimes my kids go through seasonal fruit preferences. It used to be pears, then peaches. This year, it’s mangoes. The tropical fruit is bright and colorful, exotic in its hues. It’s also got tasty flesh that’s very sweet, and they love biting the cubes off the skin.

There are different varieties of mangoes. Here are a few that I’ve tried:

  • Alphonso mango: grown in India, these display a yellow skin. They taste very sweet and may be used in desserts and candies.
  • Keitt: are green when mature . They can be used for pickling.
  • Tommy Atkins: a popular variety, quite common in the US. The skin blushes red when ripe and produces a mildly sweet flavor.

Learn about more types of mangoes and their availability from the National Mango Board website.

Do you have a love for mango, either in cake or fruit form?

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  1. We all love mangos here! I usually always have dried fruit around for snacks and mangos make the best dried fruit. C blends them in her smoothies or juices them into blended drinks and we love just the fresh fruit cubes. Last year, a returning Vietnamese student brought us some moon cakes filled with mango pomelo sago and they were yummy…if about 10K calories each…lol. (still working those off my hips!)

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      Those moon cakes sound tasty! We liked dried Philippine mangoes in our house (they’re quite sweet).

  2. I love love love mangoes! I grew up with mangoes from our backyard and farms in the Philippines. Now that I live in the USA, I get so excited in the spring and summer when I can enjoy mangoes. Thanks for sharing this delicious mango cake recipe. Must try it today!

  3. A ripe mango is a pure delight. This cake sounds yummy. The picture is gorgeous too.
    I had no idea that there were so many types of mangoes.

    • Jennifer J. Chow says

      I know, right? I have friends who are quite distraught that the mangoes they ate in their homeland aren’t usually offered here in America.

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