Friday, April 13, 2012

Baking Recipe: Mango Upside Down Cake

Over the Easter weekend, I had the opportunity to cook a little more for my family and also baked at the same time. Talk about sharing my love for food with my family! It's really rare that I get to cook and bake together; even so, it is usually during festive season. Boy! I sure miss those moments. I will not deny, it's going to involve a lot of cleaning up, and long hours of standing; but at the end, it's all worth it. In a heart beat, I will do it all over again.
Now as I am aware there is always the ever so famous Upside Down Pineapple Cake, I have decided to make a switch. Instead, I decided to bake an Upside Down Cake with Mango (yuMmm.. I just love Mango). With their sweet, juicy flavour, these golden orbs are perfect to go into any sweet treats. From mango lassi (a thick smooth yogurt drink), mango sorbet,  mango granitas, to cakes and crumble, it sure bring a lush taste of the tropics to your home.
For recipe: Click on image
To serve, this lovely moist crumbly Mango Upside Down Cake, I drizzled the cake with lovely golden nectar, Mango Syrup which is so easy to make. To take it up a notch, serve this cake warm and with a lovely scoop of Vanilla ice-cream. Another perfect ultimate weekend treat, to cool off those hot days.

xx

43 comments:

  1. This looks so good!!! I think I'll have to make this!

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping over.. Do give it a try.. it's indeed a new spin to the classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It's just as good and they are both in my opinion are to die for.. Have a good weekend. Cheers, Jo

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  2. The only upside down cake I ever had was pineapple. This looks divine with mango. Moist and fine crumb..just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Angie!! Me too, so I thought why not give another spin to it.. cheers~

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  3. Hi there! Thanks for stopping over.. Do give it a try.. it's indeed a new spin to the classic Pineapple Upside Down Cake. It's just as good and they are both in my opinion are to die for.. Have a good weekend. Cheers, Jo

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  4. I am saving this recipe! The syrup that you used with the fruit layer definitely is different from the sauce used with the pineapple upside down cake, very unique! Also, I like that you used a loaf cake, perfect for a smaller group. Your pictures really do tempt. Enjoy the weekend, sweet friend.

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    1. Btw Tina, should there be left over mango syrup, it can be used in a drink..;).. add it to fruit punches ;). Have a good week ahead too!! hugss

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  5. Thanks for stopping by. Your mango cake look so good and tempting!

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  6. What a fun twist on traditional pineapple upside down cake! I would LOVE to try this, looks delicious! :)

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    1. Hi Kelly! How're you? So nice to hear from you.. Will hop over to buzz you too, and hope that you try out this recipe. It's really light and fruity.. perfect to go with tea!! Cheers

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  7. I can imagine the taste of that cake! Jo, I am totally drooling over here! Got to make it, because I love mango and never tried upside down cake with it! 100%yummy!
    Pinning!!!!:)

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    1. Thanks Sandra! This cake is really moist, though it's my first time experimenting with almond meal. I hope you will like it as much I did, as I can never resist mangoes myself too. xoxo

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  8. THe mango Upside Down cake looks delicious:) I love the combination of mango and vanilla. I need to give this a try for our company cook out. Thanks for a great post! Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thanks Geri!! Do give it a try, and it's even better when served warm with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream.. Cheers!

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  9. Joanne me darling, never failing to impress with me with her amazing and creative baking mojo!

    I'm usually not a beg fan of upside down cakes because let's face it: They're not the prettiest kind. ;)

    Your method of baking it in a loaf pan and the way you've sliced and presented them makes me reconsider my opinion of them, however. ;)

    Beautiful cake and photos!

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    1. BIG HUGS Tobias!! Thanks so much for your kind support.. I sure hope to continue to explore and bake more goodie treats.

      I rarely bake upside down cake, thinking alike just like yourself. However, with the loaf pan, it turn out not too bad, if I say so myself!! Till then and you continue to inspire us all.. xoxo, Jo

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  10. That looks so tasty and beautiful! I love the photographs. I think I have some almond meal, hmmmm.... :-)

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  11. Wow this looks delicious! I'm making an apricot upside down cake this weekend, but I've also got a mango upside down on my 'to bake' list!:-)

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    1. Laura, just popped over at your blog! I am pumped and geared up right now and can't wait to see what else will you be coming up with. Thanks for buzzing me here too. Cheers~

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  12. Just gorgeous, Jo! Moist, tropical and delicious...such a lovely cake! Have a great weekend~

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    1. Thanks Lizzy!! Hopefully you get to try them when you have your hands on some mangoes.. xoxo

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  13. This looks incredibly moist and addicting. I wish I could will a slice onto my counter right now. Bookmarking this lovely!

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  14. The good mangos aren't in season here yet, but I can't wait. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. I was feeling like living a little and slept in till 7:30, lol. Miss you too.
    -Gina-

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    1. Awww.. it's good to sleep in once a while. All of us need it, and with you moving to a new place, a rest and longer sleep is a well deserved one. I can't wait for you to try this recipe Gina, and I miss you all heaps!! xoxo..

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  15. This is so fabulous, Jo! I think I love it even more than pineapple upside down cake!

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    1. LOL.. this is my new found love too.. thanks Stephanie!! xoxo

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  16. Hi Jo-your mangos look so different than ours. The color, especially!
    Ours is more on the rosy color side, and the fruit itself is more on the golden side, where as yours is more yellow!
    Love how you matched up all the colors together to compliment the cake, which looks ever so Yummy!!!
    Also, your recipe is a lot more legible,than before...even when you clicked on it you could hardly see the words.
    Great job, and superb cake!
    Huggsss,

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    1. Hi Elisabeth! As for the mangoes, we have the ruby ones here too with the golden flesh on the inside. However, usually the mango flesh can be really soft once they are riped. For this recipe, I chose to use a slightly firmer flesh mango. These are the yellower flesh on the inside. However, any mango would work well with this recipe, since I am no pro in mangoes. LOL.. As for the recipe cards, try zooming in by clicking on the mouse. Sometimes blogspot minimizes our photo. I have viewed it using my Android phone, by zooming in on the recipe card, and the wordings mostly appeared clear. Hope the helps too.. Thanks for the input too and take care.. Huggss

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  17. i absolutely love these mangoes! Mangoes in Asia are just different from those red ones! It goes without saying both are delicious! I think you took it up a notch with the Vanilla syrup :) YUMMYLICIOUS!

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    1. You know Jes, any mangoes will work well with this cake. The sweeter the mango the better the aroma will be, and be sure to have it warm. I like serving it drizzled with the mango vanilla syrup and a scoop or really good vanilla ice-cream. Thanks for the support too ;P.. huggs

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  18. This cake looks amazing! i love mangoes, but haven't done much baking with them - i think i need to do do something about that and make this!

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    1. I hope you do try them soon Jenn, and you might decide to make it again.. I would make this again when I get my hands on some pretty good mangoes. Have a good week ahead!! Cheers~

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  19. Can't wait to make this! I love mango, what a great recipe! I randomly found your blog, and I am so happy I found it! Can't wait to check out more of your stuff now !

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    1. Thanks for stopping over Carmen! I hope you do make this cake, as it's seriously lovely.. well to me it is that is ;). Hope you like it as much I did.. xoxo

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  20. This looks so good! I love mango and upside down cake - perfect. Great blog. Dori from Malibu Kitchen

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    1. Thanks Dori, have buzzed you over at your blog..and am following you back!! cheers,

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  21. You rock my world Jo. This is fantastic. You give good cake.

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  22. Looks interesting. Does the mango still taste like fresh mango in the finished product? I've tried making baked good with mango before and was disappointed because the taste resembled pumpkin when baked. Tried mango cheesecake and mango pie. Everyone that tried the mango pie thought they were eating pumpkin pie. Love mangoes but can't seem to keep that flavor when baking them. Does the syrup make a difference? Would really love to keep the mango taste.

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    1. Hi Suez Kitchen! Thanks for popping over. Between fresh mango and cooked mango taste, there will be a slight difference. For this Mango upside down cake, it did not taste like mushed pumpkin in any way. For this cake, I chose a firmer mango flesh, not over ripe and cooked it in lime sugar syrup. From what I discover, that helps to retain the taste of the mango and held it's shape nicely. Once baked, the mango flesh will be much softer than before, but will not become mushy. So I think by choosing a less ripe mango helps, and the sugar syrup is key to enhance the taste of the mango too. Hope that helps!! Cheers, Jo

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  23. Your site is so lovely. Please tell me the next time you have a linky party. I would love to put a link in. You can find me at www.noshingwiththenolands.com Cheers, Tara

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