Mango White Cake

Mango White Cake is a simple white cake filled and frosted with fresh alphonso mangoes. A moist, soft and delicious cake and great crowd pleaser.

This cake celebrates Lemon in Ginger turning 5 years, celebrates our 10th wedding anniversary and also an advance celebration of dear friend, Gomati’s birthday which is actually on 2nd but we wanted to celebrate before we all went to our home towns for summer break.

And for so many celebrations, a very fitting cake was created. I finally have a perfect spongy, white cake for the base of frosted cakes. I have been making this moist and decadent chocolate cake as a base for most of my assembled cakes but wanted a basic white cake recipe as well.

White Mango Cake
Super moist and decadent cake

While searching for a recipe, I came across this coffee cake recipe by Madhuram. Since blueberries are not commonly available in India, I was wondering which flavour I shall choose for it, and then I read in notes section that Madhuram recommends this as a great white cake base.

I was tempted.

White Mango Cake
The fruit filled cake is worth the calories

The ingredients were familiar and easily available so making this cake as a test was no brainer and when the first layer baked and de-moulded perfectly, I did a happy jig.

I used basic sugar syrup and ready-to-whip cream. Assemble and decorate as per your choice. I chose fresh mangoes and why not! This is the mango season to celebrate. The cake soaks syrup very well and is soft and moist.

White Mango Cake
Simple yet elegant decoration

Priya helped me bake this cake and I gave her the responsibility of making the lace collar. I don’t consider myself good with piping bag so she did the honours. We just melted some chocolate and piped random design on parchment paper which was wrapped around the cake after the chocolate was slightly dry. Once the chocolate hardens, remove the paper and the collar will stick. You can place the cake in refrigerator for 5 minutes for hastening the collar setting.

The cake was devoured in few minutes and the party was a huge success. A delicious cake filled with mangoes. It is super soft and moist. A melt in your mouth experience.

White Mango Cake
Fresh for summer cool
makes 1 layer of cake Conversion Chart Print

Mango White Cake


1 cup of all purpose flour
½ cup of sugar
¾ teaspoon of baking powder
¼ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ cup of unsweetened apple sauce
½ cup of curd or buttermilk
2 tablespoons of oil
½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
a pinch of salt


1.Pre-heat oven to 170°C. Grease and line an 8 inch round pan.
2.In a large bowl, combine together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. In a separate small bowl, mix curd or buttermilk, oil, vinegar, vanilla extract and apple sauce.
3.Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl until just mixed. I added another teaspoon of curd to adjust the consistency. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or till the tooth pick inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool the cake completely in the pan before de-moulding. Freeze the layer till further use. Bake 2 more layers.
4.Assemble and decorate as per your choice.


Loosely adapted from this recipe. I used curd in place of buttermilk and adjusted the consistency by another 1 teaspoon of curd.

This recipe makes 1 layer. Repeat this process to get 3 layers.

Melt some chocolate and pipe a random design on parchment paper. Wrap the paper around the cake after the chocolate is slightly dry. Once the chocolate hardens, remove the paper and the collar will stick. You can place the cake in refrigerator for 5 minutes for hastening the collar setting.

White Mango Cake
White Mango Cake