Mango Glazed Cake

Mango Cake

Most people who know me (and I’m not talking about my 600 friends on facebook!) know that I’m a bit of a wallflower.
Well, maybe a lot.
It took me a little while to accept this, but it turns out I don’t mind being a loner.
I wouldn’t know what I’d do with myself if suddenly I were ‘the life of the party’
Unlike this mango-glazed cake, I mean look at it…. It’s so bright and so yellow!
It really stands out, definitely not a wallflower.
I finished glazing this cake and thought to myself “this cake is like the antithesis of who I am, but I love it!”

Yellow Cake Mango Glaze Cake

This cake isn’t just glazed with mango, it has bits of mango in it – I used dried mango pieces.
It’s a lovely light cake; I doubled the amount of glaze the recipe called for because I couldn’t get enough of the tart sweetness.
The recipe is from My Diverse Kitchen, I followed the recipe exactly except swap out one or two ingredients; ground flax seed for eggs, and coconut milk with apple cider vinegar for buttermilk.

Mango Cake Batter Baked - Mango Cake

Mango-Glazed Cake

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, at room temperature (I used Earth Balance Soy-free spread)
  • 2 tablespoon ground flax seeds + 6 tablespoons of water (or 2 eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar + coconut milk to fill ¾ of a cup (or ¾ cups buttermilk)
  • 3/4 cup chopped mango pieces (I used dried mango)

For Glaze

  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup mango nectar/ pulp


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease a medium baking pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter at medium speed (if you’re using a mixer) for about 4 minutes
  4. Add flax ‘egg’ and beat well, then add lemon zest and vanilla extract
  5. Add the coconut milk/apple cider vinegar mixture
  6. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  7. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet mixture
  8. Gently fold the mango pieces into the batter
  9. Pour batter into the greased pan and bake for about 35 – 40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean
  10. Cool in pan 10 minutes, then remove from the pan and cool on a rack.
  11. Mix all the ingredients for the sugar glaze, adding the liquid in bits till you have a glaze of a thick pouring consistency.
  12. Pour the sugar glaze on a slightly warm cake and let it cool completely.
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  • Reply Tina@flourtrader

    Nice to find a cake recipe that makes use of mango! This does look like a wonderful tropical cake and I like that it is not real thick. I do not need some three layer stack sitting around the house. I am sure that mango icing is really what makes this cake something special. Your picture really has me hooked-yum!

    1 December, 2011 at 4:54 am
    • Reply Elsa

      Thanks Tina, yes it’s the mango icing that really makes this cake shine 🙂

      @Anna Mango chips in butterscotch sounds heavenly, I’ll probably have to look for that recipe on your blog 🙂

      2 December, 2011 at 10:52 am
  • Reply Anna

    This looks superbly delicious. I tried adding dried mango chips in my butterscotch recipe and it was a sure hit with my friends and family. Mango has this unique taste you cannot stop munching on. I am ready to try your mango glazed cake. So exquisite! I love your post!

    2 December, 2011 at 12:36 am
  • Reply Elsa

    Thanks! Do try it and let me know how it turns out.

    5 December, 2011 at 11:27 am
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