Monday, May 31, 2010

Mango Blooming Dreamz & a Bake It Pretty Giveaway!

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!!!

I did read Cafe Fernando's Super Mango and Passion Fruit Curd  and ALoha Worlds Mango Curd  and my Lemon Curd before coming up with this.
 Bon Apetit also had a recipe but the reviews werent high on mango flav and i did have lods of Puree.
 For this Amount of puree im sure the quantity of eggs would be more than double  of what i used, but i like it jus this way......Intense Mangoey flavor with less egg!
  • 5 yolks + 2 whole eggs
  • 2 cups sugar [ d mangoes i used were pretty sweet, so if using tart mangoes maybe u'd need to decrease or as per taste]
  • 75 grams salted + 50 unsalted,at room temperature [ u could use all unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt , but i love what salted butter add to the flav-now u could decrease the butter very sucessfully , i didn weigh any ,but i think i did add more than 150 grms but i think less would be fine and better]
  • 3 cups mango puree  with  juice of  1 little lime.

2]PLACE GLASS / steel BOWL [that fits into the pan jus rite to make it a couble boiler]  WITH 1CUP SUGAR AND 100 GRAMS BUTTER [ mix of both if using both].
Simmer whisking well till butter and sugar dissolves.


5] Add to the Butter and SUgar and whisk again and Keep the bowl back on the flame on the pan of simmering water.
6] Now u need to keep stirring till its real thick and sticks well to the spoon and it took me almost 2hours for this quantity.
But u could keep it directly in the pan , instead of double boiler, but never let it boil , and let the flame be really low.
I tried a little in the micro too ,and it thicken really well ,pretty fast, all u need is micro where ever u have to keep it on the flame, but do stir every 30 seconds.
Goes quite fast too.

7]The consistency , will be thicker than that of Lemon curd, clings very thickly to the spoon.
 Almost Custardy than liquidy and very wobbly , as if its set kinda.

How to check its Done?
What i did,and it quite worked ,is that, pop in a few little bowls in the freezer when u begin , and as and when u think its getting done, heap a nice Teaspoon full into the bowls and pop back in the freezer for a few seconds:-)
Well check the consistency and flav, and yeah u can add a bit more sugar if u want too ,too:-))
 I wanted to add a vanilla bean for the cutey vanilla specs and A delicious addition of flavour, but what i did instead was have a over load of vanilla beans in the cake below:-)

Now if this curd , when done, as it is here, in the microwave, stirred in between , every 20 seconds, u get a toffish kinda glazy kinda fudgy curd, try it with a little Bowl............ITS DIFFERENT:-))


 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:-))

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


  • 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:-))


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......

I m so in love with this new site online ,begun , by Amanda , Bake it Pretty!

I was introduced to Bake it Pretty , thanxx to Bakerella, the best baking blog around...her Winnie the Pooh cake Pops are soooooooooooo cute....

All who know know what a WInnie de Pooh fan i am and collect all things Winnie de Pooh , he bakes with me too:-))))
Thanxx to her i fell in love....with every thing in bake it pretty, u cant stop shopping at BIP, super cute..evrything is must have!!!!
And Bakerella inspired me , to have this giveaway!!!
Thanxx Gurl!!!

Sure the names perfect and everything is handpicked , i sure am awaiting my ordered goodies , and when they do arrive , will have a giveaway with them too:-), only for the followers of this blog, but for now, i simply couldn wait to share the news about this online store with u....

I'll have lods of pretty pics and get my creative juices flowing once my goodies arrive, but for now am blessing , one follower [new followers welcome], with a 25$ gift card to spend at BAke it Pretty...
I would have loved these to dress up my pretty Mango cakes:-)))

Well u sure can buy lods of Sprinkles and cupcakes papers with that, their prices being as low as $2 or less.....and best of all they ship internationally , even to cool is that...

Or maybe their products are cooler.....
I dont know....u decide.......

They have the cutest of BAking cups, in different sizes and colors and designs...ur sure to love them all....
Blossoms of Spring or..................
Cuteeeeeeeeeeeeee swirls..............
Or Hot dots.....................
Or a pastel summer.......
 OR pretty checks....or summer plaid!!!
 They have the cutest collection of Sprinkles and more:-)))
They have everything u need to make candy and bake too!!!

Honestly, there's so so muc cuteness there ,that u will have to wait for my next Giveaway to see more...but ofcourse u can hop to Bake It Pretty too!!!
With the 25$ Gift certificate , u can pretty muc buy a couple of things from above ir chose ur own too!!!

Ok now lets get down to the GIveaway-Please read Carefully the following to be Eligible !

You have to be a Follower thru Google connect, of this Blog to enter the mandotory entry below , if u dont have a blog/google ,then there are other ways as below.
And if ur are a follower, for the Mandatory entry , tell me what u find cute here or what u would buy with this at Bake It pretty or jus baout what u like about this post;-)
If all 3 of the above , then better!

After the Mandatory entry above here are more ways u can add entries, for every entry ,please leave a separate comment.

Ofcourse , i love to add more entries too, so here are chances aplenty, the more the better.

~~~follow BSM's twitter HERE for added 4 entries

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~~~5 ENTRIES if u have a confirmed email subscription to this blogs posts.

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For each Entry u have to leave a separate comment, ur are eligible only after the Completion of the Mandatory entry above.

Enter the Current giveaways as follows and add 2 entries for each giveaway entered:-)

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Remember, the more entries u get the more the chance!
I will announce the winner here on 14th JUNE 2010.

Disclosure ''the giveaway prize is provided by me''

All the best Happy pals,

Update-We have A winner!
CONGRATS KARLA- u won....please do reply to the email !!!!
Thanxx a ton for everybody who joined in and all the best for the next giveaway!!!



  1. Hi, loved all the mango recipes. As for the giveaway, I would love to have any of those Winnie the Pooh items as it is for my dear granddaughter who is an ardent fan of the Pooh. She is three and goes ga-ga over it. She would be the one who would enjoy the giveaway the most. Anyways, thanks for sharing info abt the store.

  2. Hi SugarPlum, The mango cream and cake looks so delicious, even I am tempted to make a mango cake.
    Would love to have the winnie the pooh pops, my kid will love those.

  3. Mia you can give me anything dear...I'm blown away with your pics...Splendid...both dishes with mango welcome for me..Thanks once again for the Pan and cookie prize...:-))))

    actually can you send me some mango cakes. as right now I'm havin my tea..;-)))

  4. Thanxx a ton JAGS, would love to send u those cakes right away gurl!!!
    And CONGRATS !!!
    DO email me the address ok !!!

  5. Mia..... send me nething among tht i m the most happiest one vth nething:) :) :) :) nd about the mango cakes send en to me ryt now...:) i m in love vth it :) about winnie the pooh he is my sweet heart... i remember taking him all over wherever i go :P

  6. What a lovely refreshing post dear Mia :-) My hubby will go absolutely crazy over these delicious mango delights...
    Have a great day!

  7. Wonderful ...just the mango cake and I would like to win all three a winnie pooh teddy at home :)

  8. Nice dishes and beautifully presented. Loved the forms for the cup cakes. Beautiful designs !!!

  9. Love the mango post. Well-written and full of information. I just posted a mango custard, we must both have mango on the mind, you can check it out if you'd like.


  10. Yum. Mango curd. I love mangoes, am going to post a dessert tomorrow in which I used some. Love all your recipes, Mia. Definitely must try that mango cake! Perhaps in muffin form.
    I was introduced to Bake It Pretty via Bakerella too. I adore all the cupcake liners!
    Super fantastic giveaway!

  11. I love all your mango recipes! Mango is a favorite fruit in our house so I know all these dishes would be huge hits here. I think I'll start with your mango sounds absolutely delicious!

  12. Wonderful Mango Cake..Awesome pics. It is a great give way!!! I'm already following u thru google connect !!

  13. I have a confirmed email subscription of your posts!!!

  14. Mia, you are killing me with all this mango deliciousness!! we hardly get any good mangoes here. your cream and cake looks so yummy and delicious.. always love your bakework.

  15. I follow with google freind connect! I love all your yummy pictures,they are awesome! They certainly make your mouth water, And I would like to have the pretty cupcake wrappers, as I make alot of cupcakes & muffins, but would really love to have anything from Bakeitpreetty! It all looks so pretty and nice!

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  27. Hi to you. Thanks for linking this up to My MEatless Mondays. I could make mango ice cream with my new two ingredient recipe.

    She has great stuff on Bake me Pretty. All those beautiful cupcake!

  28. Hey Mia,
    I have missed your posts as I was sick and then I was away..Lovely mango desserts. I am going insane over it. I would love to own anyone of this from Bake it Pretty!

  29. Hey,
    Lets hope I am lucky this time..:)
    Mentioned about the giveaway here:

    Who won the Tart Pans and cookie cutters? I was scrolling that post up and down and I didn't see the announcement. Congrats to Rambling Tart for winning the CSN stores giveaway.

  30. How did you know mango was my favorite fruit! It is like heaven over here with all of the mango-flavored goods. I love that you put mango puree in the batter and mango curd on top of that cake. Amazing. You have the best ideas!

    Well girl you KNOW I'm a follower. I'm loving those cupcake liners. I think they woudl take my cupcakes to the next level, don't you! I'm so happy that you updated :P I missed your posts!

  31. Hey Mia,
    Is this one for any part of the world. you didnt specify.

  32. Hi.
    I love this post because of your photos. Tons of delicious ones :-)

  33. I'm following. Yay! Your mango curd sounds yummy and I love the pictures with the baby's breath. So pretty! Bake It Pretty is one of my favorite shops! I found it via Bakerella, too. Her sugar flowers are divine!

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  36. oh, my daughter loves making cupcakes. She'd love to pick from this site. Thanks

    I"m a gff.

    abi [underscore] b [underscore] me [at] yahoo [dot] com

  37. Wow.. I've always loved Bake it Pretty. What a great giveaway :)

  38. Querida Mia muito docinha!!
    Que fotos extraordinárias!!! Lindas lindas lindas!
    Para além de cozinhares maravilhosamente, tens muito talento para a fotografia!!
    O teu creme de manga e os queques estão fantásticos!!Adoro tudo o que fazes e a forma como apresentas!! Obrigada também pelo esclarecimento sobre o buttermilk!
    Um grande e muito docinho beijinho desta amiga De Portugal que gosta muito muito de ti

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  40. Another gorgeous post. I love the mango cream and will give it a try next time I have mangoes in the house. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  41. AnonymousJune 04, 2010

    Irresistible mango treats!

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  44. Hi!

    I have a great mango sorbet recipe for you (I invented it myself): put a mango (sliced) in the freezer (or buy frozen mango). Put it in a food processor with some lemon juice, mix wel. Now add some whipping cream until you get it the way you like it. I love this recipe and I hope you'll love it as well. I hope I win the give-away because than I could use it for the shipping because that is a big cost to Belgium.

    greetz Sarah

  45. Comme d'habitude, des recettes très gourmandes.
    De plus, j'aime beaucoup la mangue. C'est un fruit très parfumé.
    Je note tes recettes.
    J have somme awards for you.
    See soon.

  46. HEY SARAH, sure loved ur recipe so so muc!!
    Will definitely try it!!
    Happy to have u here and all d best 2u!
    Yeah shipping is expensive but so worth it coz u dont find these really pretty n cute goodies else where!

  47. Mia, this post couldn't have come at a better time. I just so happen to have a pound of mangoes waiting to be used and your mango creations look absolutely amazing!! As for the giveaway, I suppose I missed it, but who cares..I'm feel like I won with all the mouth watering photos and ideas I always get from your blog :)

  48. Hey curd looks awesome girl!
    Fantastic giveway! I am already following u on FB and subscribed u on my google reader!
    For some weird reason I am not able to view your google connect :(

  49. loved all the mango recipes... The color of the mango cream was perfect and nice clicks!

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  52. Wow yummy I love this. Mango is our National fruit:). Thank you for sharing.
    Great blog!


  53. Just wanted to say welcome to Blogmania! I'm now following you! On FB and Networked Blogs too!

    Find me here

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  56. Mango is soooo wonderful this time of year - thanks for sharing such delightful treats!

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  59. Those mango cream cakes look delicious!

  60. Pictures look so temtping
    Going to try mango cake soon.

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  67. I'm a follower on Google Friends Connect.
    They are all cute. I especially like the white and red candles and the Teacupcakes. They are so different.

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  74. mmm mango!! delicious photos chika!!

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  79. Okay, so I went all out and did the following to help gain multiple entries!

    * followed on google connect (1)
    * followed on networked blog (5)
    * followed on twitter (4)
    * followed on facebook (7)

    What I'd like from Bake it pretty? So many things!

    Raspberry Folded Paper Baking Cups
    Sweetheart Fairy Cake Cases
    StayBrite Baking Cups - Red Victorian
    Dashing Dot Baking Cups (blue!)
    Simple Cupcake Cutter
    Hollow Heart Quins
    Mini Heart Quins

    WOW I had such a fun time sufing through Bake it Pretty and imaging that I actually won all this. :)

  80. Okay, so I went all out and did the following to help gain multiple entries!

    * followed on google connect (1)
    * followed on networked blog (5)
    * followed on twitter (4)
    * followed on facebook (7)

    What I'd like from Bake it pretty? So many things!

    Raspberry Folded Paper Baking Cups
    Sweetheart Fairy Cake Cases
    StayBrite Baking Cups - Red Victorian
    Dashing Dot Baking Cups (blue!)
    Simple Cupcake Cutter
    Hollow Heart Quins
    Mini Heart Quins

    WOW I had such a fun time sufing through Bake it Pretty and imaging that I actually won all this. :)

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  85. Ma.. Ma.. Mia!!

    Hey! I wanted to let you know thanks for loving the Wobble Over Wednesday Button :D

    Guess what? I made my cupcakes and cookie today Im going to make my post tomorrow. I think you'll love them :)

    And I went ahead and added your link with the sunset picture to the linky :)

    -Amanda T

  86. I love the damask cupcake liners from bake it pretty!

  87. What a wonderful cream and lovely cakes! Your pictures are pretty. Great giveaway too!




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