Chunky Fresh Mango Cake Recipe
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Chunky Fresh Mango Cake Recipe

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This delicious cake, a family favorite, originated years ago with a great-aunt who lived in Florida and had her own mango tree. It's a sweet, moist cake, with slightly crisp edges. —Allene Bary-Cooper, Wichita Falls, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar and whipped topping, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 423 calories, 26g fat (2g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a small bowl, beat the sugar, oil and egg until well blended. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually beat into sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in mango and pecans.
  2. Transfer to a greased 6-in. round baking pan. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. Garnish with confectioners' sugar and whipped topping if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chunky Fresh Mango Cake in Reminisce August/September 2009, p56

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"This is absolutely delicious!! I'm amazed how something so easy can taste so amazingly good. Bravo!!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"Loved this cake and it was a huge hit at the Christmas party. I followed the recipe except used applesauce instead of oil and added maybe an extra half-cup of mangoes. It filled my 8-inch pan most of the way (I was nervous it would overflow but it didn't) and took about 45 minutes to bake. Tastes kind of like a light, moist fruitcake - I think this is joining my annual Christmas menu!"

Reviewed Aug. 24, 2015

"I live in Florida and I was trying to figure out what to do with all the mangoes that come into season besides mango salsa. This cake is absolutely one of the best I've ever tasted. My family agrees. I double this recipe for one cake and quadruple it for two (plus a little extra for muffins.) I also put in double the amount of mango since I have so many but it's not necessary. It seems to me that this recipe would be wonderful with peaches also."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"awesome!!! i doubled the recipe to get a larger cake & baked it for about 45 minutes at 375. Baking time mostly depends on your oven. I just tested it every few minutes after 30 minutes."

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