Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mysterious Mango Cake

Good To Know: Mango: The good part is it is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. A good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin B6, and a very good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Mango's are a gr8 way to replenish that lost potassium, besides an average sized mango can contain upto 40% of your dietary fibre requirement. so mango a day keeps irregularity reg. constipation, piles and spastic colon away, as well as lower down blood cholesterol levels. The bad part, A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars, so I added less sugar to incorporate the naturall sweet flavor of Mango. But if you have a sweet tooth, its fine sometimes to digg in.


I love cakes, and specially baking them for my kids, just to hear "cool mom", Initially I used to bake the same cake using semolina/rava & added dry fruits, tutty-fruitty, with pineapple essence, but, as Mango is in the season, so I came up with this recipe off adding mango pulp, instead of other things just for a change, I guess with any pulp like strawberry, raspberry, even banana would taste equally good. Try this its FOOL PROOF, NO ERRORS recipe.


Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time : 20-25 mins
It yeild medium sized 8 cup cakes and med sized 8" square cake.

Ingredients:

1-1/2 C of Semolina/Rava/Sooji ( fine variety )
1-1/2 C Mango pulp (fresh / readymade kesar mango pulp )
3/4 C Ricotta Cheese (Part skim)
1/2 C Half & Half or regular whole milk should be fine too
1/2 C Butter (melted)
1/2 C Brown Sugar (as mango pulp is already sweet)
1-1/2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp ground cardamom(elaichi)
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 C chopped cashew & walnuts, raisins (optional)




Method:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees No need to roast rava/ sooji.
2. Take a mixing bowl, mix sooji/semolina/rawa, ricotta cheese, 1/2 & 1/2,butter, sugar, cardamom pwd,nutmeg pwd,chopped cashew & walnuts, finally add mango pulp and mix it again . Let it sit for 10 minutes.
3. Put it in a baking tray, place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
4. Be careful and keep a close watch.
5. Check with a fork to see if properly baked. If the knife comes out clean remove immediately. 6. Allow to cool completely and then cut and serve.


Event Participation:

This dish is our contribution to Srivalli's Mithai Mela hosted by Cooking 4 all Seasons.
The photo goes Click Central (Stacks) hosted by Jugalbandi.

7 comments:

rekhas kitchen said...

mango is my my fav. fruit cake looks so moist and nice color delicious

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

awesome!! love mango flavored anything....

Venu said...

wow..lovely cake with mango...love mango with anything...yummy..

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Thanks!! Rekha, Ramya, & Venu for your comments.

Keep checking back for more healthy vegetarian recipes.

Neha said...

Yummy mango cake, looks so nice.

simplyfood said...

This is a very unusual recipe wil definately try it.

Jaipuria Brothers said...

Really a nice one.....

kesar mango pulp

 
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