Sunday, March 25, 2012

TROPICAL MANGO PUDDING CAKE

Tropical Mango Pudding Cake

The weather is so good right now in Minneapolis. It's perfectly warm during the day and cool during night.The Spring has sprung all over and we are enjoying this beautiful weather before Summer hits here. We get extreme temperatures so we are really not sure which season are we actually looking forward to! Anyhow, when I decided to make this dessert, I thought of sticking to one of my current favourite colours, Yellow!

Tropical Mango Pudding Cake

So for the pudding cake, I stuck to mango as  it is definately the top choice at the moment for colour & taste and since I had a big can of puree with me, I did not see a reason why I shouldn't be using it! Plus, it's the best thing to use when you are not sure about the sweeteness of the mangoes you get in stores in Spring.That way you are sure to have a consistency for your recipes every time you need to make one!

Tropical Mango Pudding Cake

This was meant to be a birthday cake for my relative who is also a grown up like us. So I made it less fancy and kept it simple. The cake was baked in a jiffy with the recipe that's engraved on my brain which is also the same recipe I used for the Mixed fruit Swiss Roll,Coffee - Chocolate Triangle Cake,Checkerboard Cake etc. The pudding hardly took any time to make and once it was layered up, I left them in the fridge to set. It's a quick cake - dessert if you have things handy.

Tropical Mango Pudding Cake

I baked this cake having a totally different plan in mind but in the end, it was cut out into circles and got stuffed into my little cake rings. I love using cake rings because it gives you  your personal share of the dessert which clearly means...no sharing! It was a birthday gift  from Jobin 2 years ago and I've not been using it much as he would love me to. Mocha Marble Cheesecaklets were baked in it but other than that, none of them have appeared on the blog :-)

Tropical Mango Pudding Cake

If you don't have the puree, you can always use the fresh ripe mangoes and puree them with sugar to taste. I usually use that but this time,like how I mentioned before I had a tin full of pulp with me which I bought a while back to make some Mango Lassi. Talk about that lassi,it's the most popular flavour in stores here and I love it!

IMG_5250TROPICAL MANGO PUDDING  CAKE
Recipe source for the cake : Amma
Ingredients for the cake:
1 c flour minus 2 tbsp
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 c sugar
5 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Method: Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F and line a jelly roll pan.
In a clean, dry bowl beat the sugar and eggs on high for 12 mins. Add the vanilla and beat for 10 secs. Fold in the flour and cornstarch, carefully without deflating it. Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 15-18 mins or until the top is pale brown and is springy to touch.
As soon as it is out of the oven, loosen the sides if need be and invert the cake onto a kitchen towel which was sprinkled with some sugar before. Remove the parchment and let the cake cool.Brush the cake with some water just to moisten it. Cut out rounds to fit your small cake rings.

Ingredients for the Eggless Mango Pudding
My own recipe
1 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
1  c sweetened mango puree
4 tbsp sugar or to taste
1 tbsp gelatin dissolved in 3 tbsp water

Method: Whip the cream to stiff peaks along with sugar and then fold the puree in. Melt the gelatin, cool it for a minute and then fold  it into the pudding / mousse.

Assembly: Place a round of the moistened cake in the cake ring and pour some mousse over it, cover it with another piece of cake and repeat. The top layer should be the mousse.Decorate as you wish. Refrigerate till set, for about 4-5 hours. Serve cold.

Tropical Mango Pudding Cake

After the circles were cut up, there were some odd shapes left behind. So Jobin & I slathered some pudding over it and popped them into our mouths. It was seriously yummy! Infact I do it all the time to know how the end product would taste like :-) Try this quick dessert for your next party and make sure you eat the scraps too!

25 Comments:

Rahin said...

Hi Ria, this looks exotic and delicious , love the presentation n I have the same wooden spoons, bought them from India :)

Ambika said...

The cake looks wonderful Ria!! Love the colors! I also like to bake individual desserts as they look so much more elegant and are mess free.

Shireen Sequeira said...

Ria, I must admit that as I type this comment, I haven't even read the recipe or your narration. Just the pictures brightened up my morning and they are simply sooo beautiful, pleasant and the cakes looks so dainty & summery! I could go on & on...blah blah, but I guess I shud go back to reading the rest of your post first. Great job as always - one reason why I am a huge fan of your blog is because all your posts are a complete package of all good things, not just the food u present :) Thanks for making my day! Hugs!

misha said...

Looks luscious and lovely....fab clicks too.

Fajeeda said...

this looks so yummy ria......mangoes r our fav......will try this soon, mango season is not so far!!!!!!!!!!!

Princy Vinoth said...

this looks superb!love the colors!

An Open Book said...

it does look gorgeous. I totally agree with you, yellow is definitely the new black, its one of those colours that i absolutely love :)
Roshan helps me wash up and does a spectacular job cleaning after my mess, but unloading the washing machine, oh god hes probably done it a 100 times but still asks me, where does this go, why dont we keep this here..i get really annoyed, so to prevent him driving me up the wall I just do it on my own (a chore i so hate).

Shobha said...

This dessert looks awesome..what a lovely colour and love the way you have decorated it... I love mangoes and I am definitely going to make this one..

Suby said...

Hai Ria .......... Cake looks so yummy ......... last week we went to an Indian restaurant .............they had this Mango Cake .......I got the recipe of it ...........its almost same ..........they soaked the Cake on Mango juice ............ I will make this cake for sure ..........as usual ur pictures r so perfect .........love it ........

Swapna said...

Gorgeous cake Ria!!! Love the flavors, presentation and clicks… excellent dear!!!

Sunshine And Smile said...

The summer girl that I am can eat mangoes in anything. I miss the gorgeous smell of mangoes we get in India, but I still love it anyway. This looks super pretty!

Rose from Magpies Recipes said...

So beautiful Ria! I love mango desserts and this is such a good idea.

Coffee Beans said...

Hai Ria,
The new header looks tempting...Would love to try this dessert soon...

Manju said...

I'm in love with this ;-)
I've been thinking of making something similar with Chocolate pudding ...Manish's Bday cuming up
:-)

Nagalakshmi V said...

the pics in this post are amazing!

Amritha said...

This is nice!!!!!!! Looks straight out of a glass case in a pastry shop. love the new header. Can I make a small suggestion though; the ad bar below the header does look a lil' out of place and I felt, takes away the look from the beautiful header. If you do have a say in the placement, do you want to consider placing it elsewhere?

Zareena said...

mmmm... amazing and delicious. Simply perfect. Loved all the colours.

Divya Kudua said...

Same pinch for the sponge recipe.I am yet to master it though.I see you follow the same recipe as your base for many cakes,got to keep trying it to perfect.Love the flavor of Mango in bakes,I am sure the cake was much enjoyed.

P.S-the pics are lovely and the header looks a-w-e-s-o-m-e!!!

Andrea said...

Love your recipes, Ria.

Andrea

Rookie Qookie said...

This looks really beautiful and inviting..I bought the cutters many months ago and kept postponing to make mini-cakes..Once our Cake-Break is over..will use the mini-cutters :)

manjooo said...

too gud ria....u know i made layered chocolate mousse cake few days back :)

Preethi Pinto said...

Just a thank you note to let you know that I tried the 'mango pudding' only on a mango cake that I usually bake this season when the tree in the yard yields too much. I must say that the creaminess was more than what I had expected it to be. Simply great texture in the mouth! Just the right sweetness and went along really well with my cake. Thanks!! Waiting to try this recipe as it is sometime soon.

Rafeeda said...

hi ria... due to tremendous pressure frm my brother for a mousse cake, i tried this... the cake was so soft that when i tried to flip it from the cooker (i don have an oven) it broke into two! :( the cake reminded me of the mutta cake we get in bakeries in Calicut... i mixed with a little milk made it like a dough and put it as a base in the pan, then topped with the pudding. overall, it was too good... but hopefully i'l make it in better shape the time i've an oven!!! :)

Ria Mathew said...

Thanks Preethi & Rafeeda!

myrtle said...

OH my! That looks very luscious. I wanna try it.=D
myrtle

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