The only good thing about this scorching summer heat is that mangoes are in season and when it comes to the ‘king of fruits’, the options are endless, be it puddings or mousse or cakes or even the fruit by itself. This mango cake is super soft, spongy and moist with the flavor of fresh mango popping out in every bite and to top it all, there’s a whole layer of sliced mangoes which makes it all the more juicy and mango’ey! This recipe would surely make you go mangoes this summer!! It does not require an oven and is made on the stove top in a pressure cooker.
- Fresh mangoes – 3-4
- Flour – 3/4 cup
- Eggs – 3
- Sugar – 1/2 cup
- baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
- oil/butter – 1/4 cup
- Vanilla essence – 1/2 teaspoon
- Hot milk/hot water – 1/4 cup
- Salt/baking soda – enough to cover the bottom of the pressure cooker
- Nicely puree 2 mangoes into a thick pulp and set aside.
- Blend together the sugar and the eggs, adding one egg at a time.
- Add vanilla essence and continue to whisk.
- Add oil or melted butter and mix well.
- Add the mango pulp and mix, the mixture should’ve doubled by now.
- Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda and add to the mango mixture and whisk everything well until combined.
- Pour some hot milk or water and combine. This is to make the cake moist and spongy. Combine really well. Move the mixture to your baking container.
- Cover the bottom of a large pressure cooker with salt or baking soda.
- Place a wire rack or a small tray on the bottom of the cooker and place the baking tray on top of this wire rack such that it doesn’t touch the bottom or sides of the cooker.
- Cover the cooker with the lid , but make sure you do not use the whistle of the cooker, Cook this on high flame for 15 mins, then on low flame for 20 mins.
- After a total of 35-40 mins, the cake would be ready, check by inserting a toothpick, if it comes out clean, the cake is ready.
- Top the cake with finely sliced mangoes and serve.
- If using an oven, bake the cake at 180 degrees C/350 degrees F .
- You can use sand also instead of salt, the idea is to just prevent the cooker from burning.
- Make sure you do not use the whistle of the cooker or else the cake would get soggy with all the moisture formed in the cooker.