Mango, 'The King of Fruits' is my all time favorite. I can eat them in any form, in any season and at any time of the day ( unfortunately they are not available at all seasons) .
Now that summer is slowly starting here, mangoes are reaching the market these days. And if I see mangoes, it is really hard for me to come home without picking a few.
Last day, I was in a mood for some baking and wanted to give a try with the mangoes. So, saw a couple of mango cake recipes here and there. But I couldn't pick one recipe to suite my availability of ingredients and choice of taste buds. So I decided to go on with a combination of picking a bit from all.
Most of the recipes that I saw had used white sugar. But I am using brown sugar for my version, as I had to finish some left over brown sugar. Hence I couldn't retain the yellow color of the mangoes. Also nuts were out of stock and so I had to go with raisins alone, for the topping.
Finally, here is the recipe that I had tried out and the outcome was really satisfying.
- Mangoes - 2 ( choose ripe and juicy ones)
- Bicarbonate of Soda - 1 tsp
- Butter - 100 g
- Brown sugar - 1 1/4 cup ( castor sugar can be used instead)
- Eggs - 2
- Nutmeg Powder - 1/2 tsp
- Cardamom Powder - 1/4 tsp
- Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp ( optional)
- Self Raising Flour - 1 1/2 cups
(You can use plain flour instead if you can add 2 tsps of baking powder to every 250 grams of plain flour.... This is an approximation)
- Melted butter - to grease the baking pan
- Raisins / Walnuts - For topping
- Icing sugar - 1 tsp (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Grease and keep the Muffin tray with melted butter and line the base with muffin paper cups.
- Peel and cut the mangoes. Blend them in a mixer to a smooth pulp. Tranfer this to a mixing bowl.
- Add the melted butter, brown sugar and Bicarbonate of soda to this and mix uniformly.
- Now add the eggs one by one, followed by flour and the other ingredients. Mix them without forming any lumps.
- Spoon the mix to the already prepared muffin tray and top them with some raisins / nuts. Bake for 40-45 mins. (Keep an eye on it , as the time may vary slightly depending on your oven type. Try to keep in the middle row.
Allow them to cool and dust them with little Icing sugar before serving & Enjoy with a cup of Tea !!!!!!!!!!!