Monday, May 31, 2010

MANGO CREAMZ in a BLOOMING DREAMZ.......

BUTTERMILK MANGO++++ CAKES
Now im a total Mango lover and love those Cakes and Cupcakes, Mango Jam and jellies, Mangada and Mango Dollies and Mango Candy but dont fancy
[ie dont like at all] Mango ICecream and Mango Mouse , yet am gaga over this MAngo CUrd.... well but aint here to figure my taste buds ,but only indulge them ...and hope to indulge urs too , ALONGWITH mine!!!

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A buttery mango BATTER WITH A LAYER IN BETWEEN AND TOPPED WITH
MANGO BATTER and some MANGO CURD...
A super delicious Absolutely buttery mango cake with a fresh mango layer in between and topped with MAngo and doted with salted butter too!!!!!!!!!!
Why MAngo +++, coz there's Mango everywhere, in the batter, in between and atop.....u jus cant miss the large mango bites...delicious......

When HAVE d CAKE, one of d wonderful groups am a member of, chose ButterMilk Cake , well Gerri and Rena thanxx for the wonderful Choice, i was more than jus happy....coz ,most of the buttermilk cakes i loved ,had fruits and am totally donnuty at the moment for fruity delights.
HAve quite a few more bookmarked and another baked too, and maybe i'll post another one Jus about soon...

U can sub Sour cream for buttermilk ,but i prefer buttermilk:-))
And added lods of Mango Curd too:-))

BUTTERMILK and MORE
What exactly is buttermilk? [as far as my knowledge, exprnce and reading goes:-)]
Well the only commercial one we ger readily here, is a lightly spiced watery one:-)
Really good for marinating meats though, But the water i strain after draining yogurt thru a cheese cloth is also butter milk[BM] to me, but thats talking of the low fat kinda buttermilk.

Now for the sake of the word Butter in BM [lol], lets get to the thicker version of BM, i normally would use some yogurt [almost always make buttermilk at home] with half&half and whole , let it stand in a warm place for a thick buttery BM...
Not convinced???????????????
Well then i love the CRUZE's BM story as muc as their Delicious good BM pound Cake too....

There's lods to learn about buttermilk all around the place too, and i loved reading about BM here , here and here too!!!

What i did was whisk some yogurt [Nestle curd], add some warm half and half[lite cream] and let stand for 3 hours...perfect!!

Before we get back to our buttery MANgo BM Cake, featured here [yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!]

For the MANGO CAKE HERE , i read this recipe at Trini GOurmet , a good mango cake, and GELs Kitchen Mango Cake
Buttery Yummy Delicious MAngo Cake
Adapted From NY times ,a butter cake by MArgaret Brauns

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1/2 cup for sprinkling
  • 4 large eggs [or 6 if u skip the mango curd]
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract [i used 3 whole vanilla beans]
  • Finely grated zest of 4 lemons (for lemon cake, but i do love what it did to the mango cake]
  • Juice of 1 lemon (for lemon cake-optional]
  • 1.5 cups sour cream
  • 1.5 cups Mango chunky mango bits with juice
  • [as i chopped a few mangoes, i had pieces from the cups and thick puree from the seeds]
  • 3/4 cup mango curd[am sure i added a bit more:-)]
Mia's Notes
~~~this quantity makes quite a bit of cake, i halved it and still had lods of cake
~~~if making a few cuppys too, tip the tops with some mango Curd ...delicious!
~~~love the crust that forms atop with the sprinkled sugar:-)
~~~the original called for 6eggs but since i had mango curd ,i cut it down to 4:-))

Preparation

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Butter and flour two 10-inch round cake pans.
I buttered a few heart shaped cuppy cakes moulds and a large mould.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2.In another bowl, cream the butter and 4 1/2 cups of sugar until fluffy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in the vanilla or scrape the vanilla seeds into the batter.
Add the lemon zest and juice and the cubed mango pieces and puree mash.

3.Add the dry ingredients to the egg mixture, alternating with the buttermilk and mango curd.
Scrape batter into prepared cake pans.
A few cakes , were half filled, a mango slice inbetween and then covered with batter again!

4.Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of the sugar on top of the batter or a mango slice if u want too or both!

Bake until set, when a cake tester inserted in center comes out clean (about 1 hour).

5.Let the cakes cool in their pans, and then invert them onto a rack.
Right outa the oven , we popped a few ,right into our mouths....warm and tender and so so soft......

Delicious and butterly so.....flavor sure develops the next day!!!

Some part of the cake was almost like a pudding cake....

While some was soft and tender.......
  • nOTE -With this dessert the Lees suggest a dry Champagne, like Veuve Clicquot.


Now for the GIveAway.... avery pretty Giveaway......


FOR THE MANGO CURD RECIPE AND BAKE IT PRETTY GIVEAWAY AND MORE PICTURES HOP HERE.

4 comments:

rena said...

These pictures are absolutely beautiful! Your cakes are lovely, too. :)

? said...

Gorgeous pictures and a wonderful combination! We make a lot of dishes with Mango and buttermilk; thanks for posting this recipe!

Emmalene said...

Thanks for the recipes- those pictures are lovely!

shriya said...

I am already drooling here seein your pics. Love the cake and I love mangoes in anything. Gotta try yours.