Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fat Free Mango Cake -Happy Birthday Swati and / or MonaLisa

Now you are 21 you can do things that you couldn't have done before...or should I say, shouldn't have done before.
~Unknown Author


Well Happy 21st birthday Swati/MonaLisa...
Welcome to the world of madness....
Welcome to the time when, the grass you've left behind will seem so green...you'll be jealous...
Baby,welcome to reality.


And the Beauty of FAT FREE!
Fine print...if you don't frost...

Whats a birthday cake without any frosting?
So this cake was kept simple and frosted with 25% fat non dairy cream and flavoured with REAL mangoes.
I wanted to make a proper lady like cake for the young lady in question...
This was tempting...not to me though!
I'm not particularly fond of mangoes...That proved to be a boon...for me!
for this delish looking cake...
No butter,no oil...
And the piping gel...
That's another story..

I found the recipe for the cake here. But then I changed the frosting..and filling ,no cream cheese too!

Try this out.
for the 

Fat Free Mango Cake -Happy Birthday Swati and / or MonaLisa...

you need


2 eggs
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 1/2 cup mango puree
1/4 tsp salt

for the 

Frosting

300 gms whipped cream
1 cup chopped mango
1 cup cold milk/mango juice
1/2 cup mango flavoured piping gel(recipe coming up)
lots of patience


This cake is quick....and  gives you a sense of having made way too much. But believe me...it just gives 1 9inch round cake...so if you want to split the batter into two tins..you'll still end up with a regular cake ...and not a tiered cake the height of Mount Everest!

Start with ripe mangoes...if they are soft YAY! they'll be all squidgy and gooey and sweet and flavourful and easy to puree.

I used 5 large mangoes...1 for the filling and 4 for the cake.
Peel and puree and chop.
Pre heat the oven at 350F/190C and grease and flour yur tin/tins..
Start with the eggs and the sugar.
Beat till they quadruple in volume and the sugar is dissolved.
In the mean while sift the dry ingredients and set aside.
Now 1/2 cup at a time blend in the mango puree...
Till it is all used up...like so.
Love the sunshine in the batter already!
Add in the essence,if you can manage 1/2 tsp mango essence...I'm sure that will be wonderfullllll.
But I had none. Now quickly fold the flour mix in with a wooden spoon..


The ever cautious me...I thought I'll end up with a volcanic eruption in my oven(the thought of cleaning up frightens me to no end actually..)So I removed some into 2 jelly moulds and then  proceeded to wrap the pan in AL Foil.
Complete waste of time and effort.No Volcano,no mess!
The jelly moulds were great tasters though....after 35 minutes the cake was ready...
Now cooled and the cream was whipped and the cake was ready to be dressed for the party...
Split in the middle.The colour returned...and how!
The cake being fat free was a little dry for me, so I poured about 1/3 cup milk all over to make it wet and ready for the mango.You'll need some milk for the top layer too- Fruit juice is good too. A little cream and a lot of mango to sandwich the two layers.
Like so...
Second layer on and covered and piped with florets....
and poured over with piping gel...
Happiness....
as a face pack!
And all the children...
The pictures of the cake cutting and eating are all with Monalisa.....
The gel was tempting , just falling off...being attacked by the little girls...
Try this cake this summer...beat the heat and spread some happiness.
Catch the Mango Flavoured Piping Gel @Mango Flavoured Piping Gel- Home made

So what are you baking today???


10 comments:

Tina Bk said...

So glad you tried this recipe and were happy with the results. Not only did you try it but you chose to make it for your friends birthday, which really is an honor that you chose it over so many others! I like that you added your own twist making it into a layer cake and adding the piping gel-it looks stunning! Happy birthday to Swati/Mona Lisa. Have a wonderful day!

Sweet said...

hi Tina Bk
The cake turned out wonderful.
Thanx a ton...will try it with cream cheese when I go to delhi next!
cheers!

Akila said...

Wow sweet, that looks wonderful. Being mango season have been looking for simple mango recipes. Will definitely try this. Thanks for the detailed recipe and the tips

Sweet said...

thanx for stopping by...the cake and frosting were super easy and yum....coming up...an eggless version of the same...MANGO ROCKS!
cheers!

Karishma said...

hi sweet, i had commented before but seems it didnt turn up...i loved this recipe and want to make it for my 3 year old's bday the day after...would like to add butter but dont know if it would turn out ok...100g would be ok? Also, how did you make the gel? Would be really nice if you could reply soon so i can do my shopping :-)

Sweet said...

hi karishma...thanx for stopping by...the cake is yum as it is...but for your daughter...maybe u can start with 1/3 cup of butter before the mango puree...butter will only make the cake better....
lemme know how that goes...
and the piping gel coming up ASAP!
the little girls loved the gel and cream combo here...I'm sure ur baby will too
cheers!

Karishma said...

thanks so much for the quick response, sweet....will let you know with the butter...my baby is a boy who loves mangoes, and in kerala this season we have a beautiful variety...

Sweet said...

Karishma...try the piping gel for your baby's birthday...I'm sure he'll love it...my 12 year old baby does...http://baketitude.blogspot.in/2012/05/mango-flavoured-piping-gel.html

Karishma said...

This comment is long overdue...my apologies, Sweet! By now, I've baked this cake twice already-for my son's bday and for my friends at work. Both time, it was highly appreciated....it was so moist, soft, and the hit of fresh mango was delicious....I added the mango essence and 50g butter, no milk....also didn't get time for the mango gel so just used buttercream frosting....unfortunately both times it didn't last long enough for me to take blogworthy pics....but just have to say a big thank you for sharing this and writing about it in a way that I just had to make it!

Sweet said...

hey karishma...glad your son and friends loved the cake...I have another mango dessert coming up...so if mangos are going to be inaccessible soon....store them in the freezer..
cheers!!!!!

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