MANGO LASSI CAKE

MANGO LASSI CAKE

This cake plays on a much loved Pakistani / Indian classic drink, the mango lassi. A beautifully tart sweet drink of mangoes and yogurt. The moist mango cake is infused with aromatic cardamom and has the most delicious creamy frosting of mango puree and Greek yogurt. If you love mango lassi this cake is definitely for you!

 

After a dinner at an Indian restaurant I was complaining away at my husband as to how there weren’t any nice desserts at the restaurant. All they had was the typical kulfi and gulab jaman, which I wasn’t in the mood for. His response was, “well you had mango lassi, so that’s kinda like a dessert”, and that’s when it hit me, a mango lassi dessert! I mean who does not love the flavours of exotic sweet mango against creamy tart yogurt?!

 

 

That eureka moment led me to the kitchen to experiment, and as I was feeling like a nice piece of cake that day with a lovely cup of tea I went on a mission to create a cake version of mango lassi! I was so pleased with the end result, and actually carried out a blind test on all my family. Each of them tasted the buttercream and had to guess the flavour, and I got a lot of excited “oh my god, its mango lassi” responses! The buttercream makes the cake, as I had to get the right yogurty and mango balance without making the frosting too runny. I was able to do this by incorporating some double cream at the end which gave the frosting an incredibly light and creamy texture. The cake has the most beautiful yellow tinge to it, and the beautiful marriage of mango and cardamom makes this cake unbelievably delicious. If you are a fan of mango lassi you will love the flavours of this beautiful Desi cake!

 

 

MANGO LASSI CAKE

November 18, 2018
: 8-10
: 1 hr 15 min
: 50 min

This cake plays on a much loved Pakistani / Indian classic drink, the mango lassi. A beautifully tart sweet drink of mangoes and yogurt. The moist mango cake is infused with aromatic cardamom and has the most delicious creamy frosting of mango puree and Greek yogurt. If you love mango lassi this cake is definitely for you!

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Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 2 ½ cups (315g) plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 ½ cups (300g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (225g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup (60ml) buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1 ½ cups (360ml) mango puree (tinned or freshly made – I prefer to use tinned)
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup (110g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 ½ cups (440g) icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste
  • ½ cup (120ml) mango puree (tinned or freshly made – I prefer to use tinned)
  • ¾ cup (180ml) Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ cups (360ml) double cream
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 3 or 4 (depending on how many tiers you want) 8 inch cake tins with baking paper.
  • Step 2 In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and cardamom powder. Set aside.
  • Step 3 Using a stand mixer cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy, approximately 4-5 minutes.
  • Step 4 Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • Step 5 Mix the buttermilk, vanilla and mango puree together.
  • Step 6 Add to the mixture in the mixing stand and then beat well.
  • Step 7 Add in the flour mixture and beat until fully combined.
  • Step 8 Divide mixture amongst the cake tins.
  • Step 9 Bake for approximately 40 – 50 mins, until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  • Step 10 Make Frosting: Using the mixing stand beat the butter until soft.
  • Step 11 Add in 2 ½ cups (310g) of icing sugar. Beat till creamy for at least 3-5 minutes.
  • Step 12 Add in the vanilla, mango puree and yogurt.
  • Step 13 Beat until fully combined, approximately 4-5 minutes. Mixture will be runny.
  • Step 14 In a separate bowl whisk the double cream and the remaining 1 cup (125g) icing sugar till mixture forms peaks.
  • Step 15 Fold the whipped double cream into the mango mixture, and using a spatula, fold until fully combined.
  • Step 16 Once the cakes have cooled, run a knife around the edges and remove from the cake tins.
  • Step 17 Assemble by either spreading or piping a layer of frosting between each tier and decorate with remaining frosting as desired.
  • Step 18 Enjoy x


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    • If you use milk, even full fat it will not give as moist a cake as with buttermilk. I always prefer to use pure buttermilk but if it is difficult to obtain you can substitute by making your own so for this recipe if you add 1/4 tbsp lemon to 1/4 cup milk, mix and leave for at least 5-10 minutes and is ready to use once it looks slightly curdled. Hope you enjoy the cake!

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