Chocolate Mango Cake: Guest Post by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings

chocolate cake

Hi folks.

Well today I’m either home and mini-me made it to her first class or we’re still driving and she’s peeved like crazy right now. I’ll let you know how this one turn out once I have some down time. It’s been a long and tiring, but fun trip. I may need to sleep for a week to recover from all the awesomeness. I also might have to seriously consider moving out there. Dang it’s gorgeous in Alberta. Horse country, my kind of place.

I asked a friend of mine to guest post for me today in case we did not make it back in time. Even if we did make it back in time I’ll be dealing with school and pets all day, and unpacking and laundry. So today we get treated to a fabulous recipe from Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings. If you don’t know Cindy you should head over after you check this recipe out. She is amazingly talented in the kitchen and has such a wonderful writing style. Cindy is a published writing and also a professional cook. So we get to benefit from her expertise in both while visiting her blog. I have an affinity for writers since that’s what my son does. Her blog is a joy to read and I learn so much while visiting. Cindy is warm and genuine, a pleasure to know. She whips up amazing food like her Sangria Fruit Salad, her Peachy Baked Chicken, her Chocolate Pineapple Upside Down Cake, her Asian Style Meatloaf, and her Fried Potato Medley. She welcomes us all with open arms and an open heart. Please do the same and welcome Cindy to the asylum.

I’m excited to be a guest host here at Cravings of a Lunatic and give Kim Bee some time to get some of those “other things” done!

I’ve been on a mango kick lately. Tomato Mango Salsa, Mango Cream Cheese and even mango straight up! 😉 So while I had mango fever, I decided to try a Chocolate Mango Cake! But I couldn’t stop there oh no no! I HAD to make mango whipped cream to top it off! The Mango Whipped Cream adds another fruity touch to this dessert.

The turbinado sugar, also known as “sugar in the raw” adds a slight molasses flavor.

If that doesn’t sound rich enough, I made chocolate buttercream frosting to go between the cake and whipped cream to keep them company while I grabbed a fork! (Is there a Chocoholics Anonymous?)


Here’s the recipe!

Chocolate Mango Cake
A wonderful recipe for a chocolate mango cake whipped up by the talented Cindy of Cindy's Recipes and Writings.
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 8
For the Cake:
  • 1 cup sugar, turbinado
  • 1 cup flour, plus more to dust pan
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbs cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 each egg
  • ¼ cup mango, puree
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
For the Mango Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ Tbsp mango, puree
For the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
  • Be careful not to let butter melt anytime during the recipe process!
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened (like ice cream or mashed potatoes)
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup milk (added as 1 Tablespoon at a time)
For the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, combine milk, water, egg, mango and vanilla. Whisk together.
  3. Add wet ingredient to the dry mixture. Beat with electric mixer for about 3 minutes and bubbles form on top.
  4. Grease and flour one 8-inch cake pan.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan, bake on the center rack in a 350 degree oven for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. Cool pan several minutes before attempting to remove cake. Tap on bottom and sides of pan to loosen as necessary.
  7. Transfer cake to serving dish. Cool at room temperature before refrigerating.
For the Mango Whipped Cream:
  1. Chill bowl in freezer several minutes. Remove bowl, add cream, powdered sugar and mango. Beat on medium until stiff peaks form. Be careful not to over beat it or you will have butter!
  2. Nutrition Facts
  3. Nutrition (per serving): 193 calories, 111 calories from fat, 12.6g total fat, 65.2mg cholesterol, 138.2mg sodium, 143.5mg potassium, 17.5g carbohydrates, 1.9g fiber, 2.4g sugar, 4.4g protein, 577.1IU vitamin a, 2.8mg vitamin c.
For the Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
  1. Beat butter until slightly whipped, add 3 cups sugar beat on medium just until mixed, add salt, vanilla and one tablespoon of milk at time. Adjust sugar and milk until you reach desired consistency
  2. Nutrition Facts
  3. Nutrition (per serving): 1746 calories, 1654 calories from fat, 188.3g total fat, 492.9mg cholesterol, 58.4mg sodium, 467.8mg potassium, 25.5g carbohydrates, 7.1g fiber, 13.4g sugar, 8.2g protein, 5788.6IU vitamin a, < 1mg vitamin c.

Some great step by step photos for your viewing and learning pleasure below:

Mise en Place

Mixing the ingredients together.

Baking in the oven.

Baked to perfection!

The icing on the cake!

Perfection! I want to dive right in head first!


Thanks so much to Cindy for bringing such a decadent treat for us all today. I am honoured and touched you willing to help me out today. I am most grateful for not only the post but your continued friendship. Can’t wait to get home so I can join you in Sunday Supper again. Your cake is stunning, and I honestly have to try this little beauty when I get home. It’s a work of work but I won’t let that stop me. I’d grab a fork and start slashing through it right quick. It’s how us lunatics roll.

I encourage all my readers to head over to Cindy’s Recipes and Writings and follow her blog. You want her yummy goodness going right into your inbox each day, trust me. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

I have one last surprise for you tomorrow. I asked a very special and dear friend to wrap up the vacation festivities and look forward to sharing that with you. So I’ll be back to annoying you myself on Saturday. Hopefully I can weed through all the vacation photos by then and share some with you. Make sure you tune in tomorrow for my surprise guest. You’re going to love this one!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. says

    Hope you made it back on time! Sounds like a swell adventure. And this is another swell guest post. Anything with a mango in it speaks to me. Never had a mango cake, though – poor me! Good guest post – thank you.

    • Kim Bee says

      I love mango too. It’s just so refreshing and summery. You will have to try making a mango cake. I know I’m stoked to try one.

      Ya, trip, um. Lol!

  2. says

    i loveeeeeee mangoes. i can eat them as is but i can eat them in cakes and cupcakes too…lol. i haven’t tried a mango and chocolate combo but by the looks of those pictures, i am positive it tastes divine!

    great guest post!

  3. says

    I love mangoes and can’t wait for the season to start here. Not long to go now. I love the look of this cake and the frosting looks amazing. Heading over to Cindy’s blog now.


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