Ripe golden mangoes are famous worldwide for their unparalleled sweet and juicy flavors. Mangoes taste delicious when eaten raw, but they can also be used to make decadent desserts, including pies, tarts, and ice cream. But did you know they can also make the most incredible cakes?
These 14 mango cake recipes will help you create showstopper desserts, perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just because you want a mango cake! They may look complex, but the recipes are easy enough to follow. The only challenge is scoring a perfectly ripe, juicy, golden mango!
This Asian-style mango cake is reminiscent of a Japanese strawberry shortcake! The clean white frosting paired with large chunks of diced mangoes makes this cake stand out. It also has all the elements right — from the soft sponge cake layers to the sweet, fresh mango filling to the creamy vanilla whipped cream. Every slice feels like a delicious, heavenly cloud of sweetness!
Bring a slice of Thailand to your table with this Thai mango cake recipe, featuring a tropical combination of coconut and mango flavors. Coconut cake layers are filled and topped with diced mangoes and cream cheese. You can then top it with more fresh fruits, such as berries, cherries, and other fruity treats, to add more color and flavor.
You — and everyone who manages to grab a slice — will be in awe of this tall, cream-covered dessert topped with mangoes and chocolate drizzle! It’s also quite easy to make with a detailed recipe that guides you to bake the perfect mango bravo cake. Plus, you can make it even without an oven!
If you’re not a fan of frosting-covered cakes, this mango pound cake might just become your new favorite. Each slice is full of intense, sweet mango flavor, as it is made with the fruit’s pulp/puree and essence, giving the cake a gorgeous golden color. Served fresh from the oven; it’s perfect for a tea-time surprise!
This West African-inspired mango cake recipe features refreshing tropical flavors through a combination of mangoes and coconut. However, instead of coconut cake layers, you’ll have an upside-down mango-flavored cake containing the fruit’s puree and slices. Every slice of this is served with whipped coconut cream, gracefully cutting through the cake’s richness.
The light and fluffy textures that characterize chiffon cakes can endear them to everyone’s palates, but you can elevate their quality even more by combining them with fruity mango flavors. This recipe fills the cake with layers of generous whipped cream and large mango chunks. Cover it with more cream and top it with more mangoes to bring out the fruit’s sweetness.
The marbling effect in this cake’s mango mousse layer is hypnotic! And while it appears challenging, the whole process is quite effortless! Moreover, the fruity flavor in this dessert is pronounced as it uses two types of mango puree. Despite the rich flavors, it is a well-balanced cake — a perfect combination of light and rich, sweet and fruity.
Tres leches, or three-milk cake, is a delectable Latino dessert. This recipe takes the creamy, milky cake to the next level by giving it a fresh mango twist. It includes the classic milk trio (evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream), and every layer is stuffed with mango whipped cream. Garnish the finished cake with mango slices to serve.
Nothing screams mango more than this creamy mango cake recipe. You’ll find the distinct mango flavors in nearly every component — the filling, frosting, and toppings. The only non-mango flavored element is the vanilla sponge cake, which is light and airy, perfect for absorbing the fruit’s flavors. Thus, even without mango incorporated into its batter, every slice is still bursting with lots of ripe mango flavor.
10. Mango Cheesecake
Make the perfect summery cheesecake with this mango cheesecake recipe featuring fresh, fruity, and creamy flavors. There are three layers (the biscuit base, mango cream cheese filling, and mango jelly topping), two of which have mangoes incorporated in them. Every slice of this cheesecake tastes intense yet well-balanced.
If you can’t have eggs, there’s no need to miss out on the fun and flavor of mango cakes! You can also opt for the mango cheesecake above or follow this eggless recipe if you want a traditional-looking cake! Plus, it’s filled with a unique frosting featuring cardamom flavors, an unexpectedly wonderful flavor to complement the sweetness of mango.
Swiss roll cakes are underrated — they’re not bulky, and the slices have the perfect cake-to-cream ratio. If you’re a fan of swiss roll cakes and mangoes, you’d love this recipe! The soft, golden chiffon is filled with mango swiss meringue buttercream. Serve as it is, or garnish with fruits, like strawberries, for more fresh and fruity flavors.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a cake more elegant and intricate than a charlotte cake. Every element must be precise, from the wall of ladyfingers to the garnishes, but it’s the looks and taste that make this luxurious dessert worthwhile. This mango charlotte cake stands out for its intense fruit flavors, from cream cheese filling to gelatin topping.
This mango graham cake is one of the simplest on the list. It’s eggless, gelatin-free, and no-bake; you just need to refrigerate it for the layers to chill and come together. The cake features three layers only (graham crackers, whipped cream, and diced mangoes), and every slice is fruity, creamy, and cold — perfect for hot summer afternoons.