Mango Upside Down Cake

Mango Upside Down Cake

Prep Time

35 minutes

Cook Time

60 minutes


8 people
Mango Upside Down Cake

This upside-down cake made with Mango is a classic reinvented.  Using fresh mango this recipe is spot on with just the right amount of sweetness that could be enjoyed anytime of the day!

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Mangos may be peeled, cubed and placed in an airtight container in the refrigerator for several days or in the freezer for up to six months. (


  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large mango, peeled, pitted and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup mango nectar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Whipped cream and candied orange peel (optional)


  • 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-inch round cake pan, set aside.
  • 2 In small saucepan, melt 1/2 stick butter and stir in brown sugar, simmer for about 2 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared cake pan and top with sliced mango, creating a fan pattern.
  • 3 In medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cloves and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • 4 In another bowl, using an electric mixer, beat remaining 1 stick softened butter, granulated sugar and orange zest on high until pale yellow and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add whole egg yolks, 1 at a time until incorporated. Add vanilla. Decrease speed to low and ad d half of flour mixture. Mix in mango nectar and milk and then remaining flour mixture.
  • 5 In another bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form then fold into batter.
  • 6 Carefully pour cake batter over mangos, spreading evenly. Bake for about an hour, or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes then invert cake onto plate. Cool completely on a wire rack. Garnish with whipped cream and candied orange peel.


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