Friday, May 27, 2011

Mango Buttermilk Pound Cake


Some recipes are contagious,the moment you see it on someone's blog,you try it out immediately.Someone else sees the recipe and tries it out too successfully and the story continues.Of course,if the source of the recipe is  foolproof then it is no wonder that the recipe gets all the due attention it deserves.

The recipe mentioned here is Deeba's Lime Buttermilk Pound cake.No sooner than the recipe became a rage,she came up with a Chocolate version.Few days back,Swapna and Finla made a Passion Fruit Buttermilk Pound cake and here I have tried a Mango version,says a LOT about the recipe now,doesn't it?


Tried and Tasted is an event started by Zlamushka,now taken over by Lakshmi and is hosted at Samayal Arai this month and it features Passionate About Baking as the blog of the month.One who never misses a post from Deeba's blog,how could I not take part in this event?

So armed with Deeba's foolproof recipe and some Mango Pulp,I set about making this Cake and thus was born this Mango Pound Cake!The cake by itself is moist and the addition of mango pulp made it more so.As with most Fruit bakes,the cake tasted better the next day.Thank you Deeba for this priceless recipe!!

Mango Buttermilk Pound Cake


Plain flour - 1½  cups
Baking powder - ½ tsp
Baking soda -  ¼ tsp
Salt - ½ tsp
Ground Ginger - 1 tsp
Unsalted butter, room temperature -  ½ cup
Vanilla or plain sugar - 1 cup
Eggs - 2
Buttermilk {or substitute recipe below}- 100 ml
Pure vanilla extract - 1 tsp

Mango Pulp - 1/3 cup [5-6 tbsp]
Zest of 1 lime

To make buttermilk substitute at home

Take 100ml milk at room temp; add 1 tsp white vinegar. Let it stand 5-10 minutes. When it curdles, it's ready.


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Grease and flour the sides of a 8" ring tin, or a 6" round tin. [I used a 6 cup Bundt pan].Grease the pan well with butter.
Preheat the oven to 170C.
Sift the flour with the baking powder, baking soda,salt and ground ginger. Reserve.

Mix together the zest with sugar and blend it with your finger tips till the sugar becomes moist and fragrant.

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Cream the butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
With beater on low add the flour and buttermilk alternately in three lots.

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Blend in the Mango pulp and fold in using a spatula.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 50-60 minutes till golden brown on top, and the tester comes out clean.[It took 50 minutes in my oven].

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Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then keep the pan on a wire rack.When it becomes cool to the touch,invert the cake to another cooling rack and let it cool completely before pouring the sauce.

Mango Cream Sauce
Recipe adapted from Asha

Mango Pulp - 1 cup
Powdered sugar - 3 tbsp
Cream - 3 tbsp

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Mix everything together till the sauce becomes pouring consistency.Keep refrigerated till use.


  • Wait for the cake to cool completely before cutting to get neat slices.Use a serrated knife and using a sawing motion cut the cake.
  • The sauce can be poured on top of the cake or you could serve the cake with sauce on the side.
  • Ground ginger adds a different punch to the cake,skip it if you are serving the cake to kids.You can use cardamom instead.


  1. sounds delicious..saw the passion fruit one at finla's yesterday where she had mentioned abt yours..i was looking forward to this one..will try soon..

  2. Who say mangoes???? I love mangos, so much an dthis look heavenly! x gloria

  3. Gorgeous and exotic pound cake, i just baked yesterday Deeba's lime pound cake, i dont bother to have a slice rite now..

  4. Looks so yum and love that mango sauce ...drooling

  5. I have some ripe mangoes in the pantry and am gonna try this soon...

  6. Wow yummy looking crust and texture of the cake...Luv the mango cream sauce idea

  7. lipsmacking cake, bookmarking this !

  8. Ah,total bliss! Looks so yummy with the mango cream sauce over it! Loved the first click! The step wise clicks will help readers understand better easily... Great effort :)

  9. that looks so lovely n' yummy divya...:)

  10. love it! i am going to try this over this weekend!

  11. Whoa gurl! You sure are making the best of the mango season! This sounds and looks uber yumm!!

    And what an excuse for us to bake more from Debba's PAB!!!:-))

  12. Now you are tempting me to try the cake with mango! so you know what is on my top list now :) Beautiful clicks Divya:)

  13. Now u confused me wid dis recipe..I was planning 2 make mango bread 4m ur blog n now u came wid dis..u only suggest me which one I shud try..and only 1 hah..already had lots of baked goodies recently..:)
    looks just superb wid d sauce on top!!

  14. Perfect Pound cake,loved it...Thanks for the step vise clicks, sure will try...

  15. Firstly, a big appreciation for ur wonderful clicks, u have explained so explicitly. Secondly, loved the combo of cake with mangoes,too good.

  16. Wowwwwwwwwwwww.. looks simply awesome and tempting.. thanks for the wonderful recipe.. lovely step by step clicks !!
    Indian Cuisine

  17. Cake looks so delicious Divya..wish I could eat a slice of this :)

  18. How i wish i got good mangoes, if i make with the tinne mango pulp which i so want to do i will let you know. wish i could grab a slice.

  19. yum yum yummy and so tempting pictures ... first time here and u have a nice blog ..... following u .....

  20. sounds deliciousn n easy to make yaar..

  21. Do the mangoes last for a cake. They do not at home :)

  22. Lovely .. the pictures are awesome .. moist pound cake.


  23. Hi Divya, first time here, lovely space, with lovely recipes, Mmm., that cake says pick me up, looks so gorgeous and with all that explanation, I think I will have to give it a go, that click is so good with lovely step-by-step pictures,Mango and cake what a great combo, thank you so much love for sending this to the lovely T & T event. thanks again

  24. The pund cake looks scumptious -- loved the mango flavor. Wish I could taste a piece NOW!

  25. I made this with some modifications! It is perfect!

  26. making this now-had some left over mango pulp that I wnated to use and came across this recipe..will let u know how the cake turns out. I added some mango rum I had handy too.The batter tastes yumm:-)

  27. Hi
    this is a must try for me..
    Thanks for the recipe

  28. Your cake looks as good as it gets Divya...super! This is a great way to use mangoes. Light and moist crumb; I love it! Thank you for the sweet mention.

  29. I think Mango Pulp is the best nutrient for the good health.


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