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Less a dessert, more a cake for a civilised spot of afternoon tea – but welcome to a simple mango┬ácake a soft, delicate sponge spiked with pieces of mango.

Before meeting up with Jeanne at Vivat Bacchus I suggested the the fun idea of a secret ‘ingredient’ exchange between the two of us. Always up for a challenge Jeanne agreed; my surprise was a pack of Roeman Dried Mango pieces. “South Africa’s finest”, she exclaimed.

Mango cake

About half the 250g pack went into this cake, many I have nibbled but have saved some for my proper Waiter entry. for, although this is a perfectly suitable entry, another idea to use the remaining Mangos will soon appear. The dried fruit were re-hydrated in water for an hour or so then chopped into small pieces before being stirred into the cake mix. The juices were reduced, I added a little vanilla sugar and a splash of lemon juice, to make a sauce which was poured over the cake once cooked. It added plenty.

Mango Cake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Mango Cake

An interesting cake - enhanced by using the re-hydrated mango slices juice as a sauce.


  • 350g self-raising flour
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g sugar
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 125ml milk
  • 125g dried mango, rehydrated


  1. Mix the flour and sugar together. Rub in the butter until the mix appears like breadcrumbs. Add the eggs and milk and combine. Fold in the chopped, re-hydrated mango. Spoon into a cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes at 190C/G5.
  2. The syrup was poured over the top after the cake had cooled, with a few holes made in the surface.
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  1. Gay says:

    I think I’m going to try this one, we have a deluge of fresh mangoes from the farm and I’ve put it in several salads already. I think mango cake would be really good!

  2. sunshinemom says:

    We in India call the dried mango sheets – aam pappad (Aam means mango and pappad is pappadam). I never thought of using it this way. Will give it a try and post that for the MBP event. Thanks!

  3. Andrew says:

    Not sure if it is your use of English Sunshinemom (although I expect not given your translation) but these dried mango pieces were not ‘sheets’ but rather slices.
    To me a sheet is thin as is a poppadom, so I’m not sure if they are the same thing at all.

  4. bron says:

    Looks great, love the syrup idea! – but sadly you’re telling me something?
    What’d it taste like? hehe
    Did the mango hold it’s own or was it lost?

  5. Andrew says:

    It was OK actually Bron; not overly ‘mango’ I admit, but a nice afternoon tea type cake.

  6. Jeanne says:

    Clever, clever! I knew you’d rise to the occasion. Not only a yummy-sounding recipe but also your usual high standard of photographs. Hurrah! I am still sitting with my mystery ingredient waiting for inspiration to strike, but it now appears that I will be in London this weekend so I’m expecting great things to happen!


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