Mango Coffee Cake

Mango Coffee Cake | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on July 3, 2013 · 15 comments

I think the National Mango Board gave away about a thousand mangoes recently, because my RSS feed has been flooded with mango recipes. And that’s not a complaint! 

Living in California (which is only one of three states that actually grow mangoes), they are always available. But I’m pretty certain that at least one of the six cultivated varieties are available everywhere, year round. And thank goodness, because I would say mangoes are my kids’ second favorite fruit.

Mango Coffee Cake | Very Culinary

I posed the question Mangoes: yay or nay? on Facebook last week, and the “yay” responses were overwhelming. So I made all you mango lovers a coffee cake with a cracked cinnamon sugar topping. You’re welcome ;-)

Mango Coffee Cake
Serves 12
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 stick (1/2 cup) cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
• 1 cup buttermilk
• 2 eggs
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 mangoes, peeled, seed removed, and chopped
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan; set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, the 2 cups sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

In a medium bowl whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture all at once; using a fork, stir just until moistened. Sprinkle mangoes with a little flour and fold into the batter (this will help them from completely falling to the bottom.)

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread out evenly. Combine the 1/3 cup sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over batter. Bake for about 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

Note: I think pineapple might work here, if you don’t like mango

(from BHG magazine)

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Noreen July 15, 2013 at 9:52 am

I’m definitely going to try making this cake, we get the best Mangoes here in Pakistan. Just one question – Its a coffee cake, but I don’t see any coffee in the recipe. Could you please let me know whether coffee essence or instant coffee is used.


Amy July 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Hi Noreen – there’s no coffee (instant or otherwise) used here. The reference to the coffee is due to the cinnamon/sugar topping that is traditionally found on coffee cake. Enjoy!


Rachel July 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I love coffee cake, or as my Dad says, “cawwwfee” cake. L O V E .


Rachel July 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm

I love coffee cake, or as my Dad says, “cawwwfee” cake. L O V E . I gotta try this someday. Looks amazing.


Maria G. July 5, 2013 at 11:07 am

This is the perfect dessert for me and my husband because it is a combination of our favorites. He loves coffee and I love mangoes. And since my kids love mangoes too, they’ll love this for sure too. Based on my experience, mangoes always make good ingredients for whatever dessert. Therefore, this makes a very good dessert idea for tomorrow.


ava July 4, 2013 at 7:30 am

I need to make this, asap.. You’re a lifesaver!


Joanne July 3, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Mangoes are pretty much my favorite fruit of all time! Well…those and cherries. But both cost an arm and a leg and a first born child here in NYC. Worth it to make this cake…hmmm. Methinks, yes.


Happy Valley Chow July 3, 2013 at 11:56 am

Wow that sounds awesome! Definitely want to give this a try, thanks for sharing :)


Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain July 3, 2013 at 8:49 am

This is so fun! What a great idea to use mango!


Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen July 3, 2013 at 8:27 am

I looovvve mangoes! A coffee cake that makes me feel like I’m on a tropical vacation…yes, please!


Heather @ Sugar Dish Me July 3, 2013 at 7:43 am

Dang!!! I only have one mango. I think I’ll just eat it and then go buy more for this cake. Mango + Cake = HAPPY.


Tieghan July 3, 2013 at 7:25 am

Yes! I am in love with this, Amy! Mangos and coffee cake! Sign me up!


Sandi Benoit July 3, 2013 at 6:46 am

Off to buy buttermilk……. :)


steph@stephsbitebybite July 3, 2013 at 6:16 am

I would never have thought to add mangoes to coffee cake. Sounds heavenly!


Aggie July 3, 2013 at 6:00 am

I love mangoes!! I usually eat them straight up or in a smoothie (frozen), but man this coffee cake looks amazing! I need to start baking more :)


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