Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mango Upside-down Cake

Awhile ago, Ethan and I went out to dinner on a Friday night. After happily stuffing ourselves with California rolls, salmon, teriyaki steak and fried rice, we headed over to the movie theater to digest. On our way there, we passed a little sushi place and I said, "We need to try that place. A blogger told me it was good." And Ethan so sassily replied, "You talk about bloggers like they are your homies." Well, Ethan dear, they are. There are some bloggers out there who I know are my homies. But maybe we can think of a different name than "homies". It seems so juvenile to me.

2 mangoes, peeled
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar (preferably dark brown sugar)
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 2/3 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk

Set oven to 350 degrees. Trace the bottom of a 9 inch round cake pan onto a piece of parchment paper. Cut the circle out. Spray the bottom and sides of the pan with non-stick spray. Put the parchment circle in the pan. Spray the parchment. Set aside.

Slice the mangoes into thin strips and set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add the brown sugar and the mangoes. Gently stir. Cook until the mixture is bubbling and the brown sugar is melted. Cook for 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the mangoes and put into a bowl. Continue cooking brown sugar and butter mixture until it is a thick syrup, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Using tongs, gently place the mangoes in a single layer on the bottom of the sprayed pan. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar and cream together using a hand mixer. Once light and fluffy, add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the batter in three parts, alternating with the milk in two parts.

Gently pour batter over the mangoes in the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cake cool in pan on wire rack for 30 minutes. Invert cake onto a cake plate and pour remaining brown sugar syrup over the top. If the brown sugar syrup is too thick to pour, reheat it for a minute or two on the stove top.


Scate said...

Your bloggin' community is like your homies from the hood. Friends offer support (check), feedback (check), check in on you (check), and they listen (check). Sounds like a match to me!

I've never thought of mango like this - it is making me want to run home and try it. I love the texture and taste of upside down cake - with mango I would be in HEAVEN! thanks for sharing.

Kiki said...

de-licious. mmmm.
And I agree with your bloggers being homies. they are just homies you haven't necessarily "met" yet :)

rabidrunner said...

How about pen pals? Now that's old fashioned. We could bring it back though...

xoxii said...

yummm yumm, just after I've made pineapple upside down cake twice within two days. I think I'm gonna be upside down again, mango style.

cooknkate said...

Only a non-blogger wouldn't get it- you create a community in blogging that you can't get elsewhere. My blogging friends keep me grounded and are my biggest fans next to my spouse. I wouldn't be doing this if there were no 'homies'

meg said...

Whit needs blogging friends so that she can feel famous. In our family we do our best to make her feel like she's not special and has nothing to offer the world. So thanks for being there to build her up. So long as we're doing her job, she needs you to do yours.

Shayne said...

so many times I have wanted to try mango upside down cake and have not tried it yet and yours looks mouthwatering

Angel said...

I am mid way through this recipe and realized you have baking power in the ingredients and soda in the instructions. Not really sure which I should use and if this was a total fail now.

rookie cookie said...

Angel, SO SORRY. It's baking POWDER. I fixed it in the recipe instructions. Sorry again. I hope it turned out okay!

Angel said...

Great that is what I used! I also added about 1/3 cup of whiskey to the sauce since it was really sweet. I am going to a BBQ today so I hope everyone loves it! I will let you know! Also I love your site!