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Hi Everyone,
I have been a lurker for several years and finally signed up last Holiday. I have done some scratch baking and some box mixes. Box is always fine and my scratch usually is ok. I want to work more on some scratch recipes. I have read alot on here and have learned so much.

Now my problem is that I want to make a scratch mango cake for my mom who is coming from out of state. She loves, loves mangos so that is what I want to make. My neighbor has a mango tree with ripe mangos so I want to use those. I don't have a scratch mango recipe. I have looked on here and don't know which one to use. Unfortunately, I don't have time to try different ones since she will be here in a few days. I guess I should have thought about this earlier. Can someone please point me in the right direction or possibly share their recipe with me?

I was also thinking about making a mango filling with mango BC. Will this be to much mango?

I was able to find 2 small bottles of the Loranns Mango flavor, but that was all they had.

I know I am asking alot, but I would really like to make this cake special. All help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.
post #2 of 6
Mango extract seems to be the key when making mango cupcakes or a mango cake. Mangoes alone won't give you a really deep mango taste. Culinary Chronicles modified Cupcake Project's recipe for mango cupcakes.:

http://theculinarychronicles.com/2010/10/25/mango-licious-mango-cupcakes/

I haven't made the cupcakes but I did make the frosting and it was super delicious. You can also see the link to Cupcake Project's version on this site.
post #3 of 6
LorAnn sells two different kinds of mango flavour:

the extract (it comes in 1 ounce bottles and the drams) very good for baking and candymaking

the "flavor fountain" which is water based and coloured, but really good mango taste for boosting fruit puree.

LorAnnOils.com
post #4 of 6
Sorry I cant help with actual mango cake recipes but I have made a lime sponge cake and used fresh mango and creme fresh filling which was really nice. Something like that might be an option?
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Thanks everyone for the info. I will bake tomorrow and see how it comes out.
post #6 of 6
I just experimented with a couple online recipes this past weekend for mango cupcakes.

I tried the ones on the following sites:

http://chefpriyanka.com/2012/05/02/mango-cupcakes-with-mango-cardamom-buttercream-frosting/

http://theculinarychronicles.com/2010/10/25/mango-licious-mango-cupcakes/

Both recipes call for mango puree and mango extract. In addition, I also used Lala Mango Smoothie instead of the yogurt. I bought a mango beverage made with mango nectar, reduced it and brushed it on top of the finished cupcakes. Topped it with mango buttercream (which I just threw together using butter, powdered sugar, mango puree, mango extract and some of the mango smoothie), the mango coulis from the 2nd link and fresh mango slices.

I liked the actual cupcake recipe from the 1st link better. I was told by everyone who had one (about 25-30 people), that they were mango-ey, but not overwhelmingly so. Mango is a really mild flavor. I found that the cupcakes didn't have a very noticeable mango flavor so you actually need the mango frosting and coulis for flavor, and the fresh mango slices were really nice for texture. They were definitely a hit, even for a couple people who said they're not big mango fans.

Hope that helps!
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