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Mango Snack Cake

21 reviews / 3.7 average


With a mango snack cake and its crunchy, sugary, brulee-like topping and its melted butter on top. And then suddenly 18 pieces were gone.

Fork in mango snack cake with a crunchy sugar topping.

I'd just like to say I'm sorry for posting multiple mango recipes in a row and I promise I won't do it again ever, maybe.

It feels unfair - I get to live in the land of Beautiful Luscious Mangoes while most of you sweet readers probably live in the land of Cub Foods Mangoes. But you also get to live in the land of Efficient Checkout Lines and Toilet Paper in Public Bathrooms, so I think we're even.

Here's what I want to say to you: this recipe does not discriminate against mediocre mangoes. Just puree, mix, and bake. And no one will ever know about those bruises and over-ripe spots.

It's easy, it has a short ingredient list, it's d-i-v-i-n-e and it's yours for the taking.

Mango snack cake with a crunchy sugar topping on a fork.
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Mango Snack Cake


This mango snack cake uses fresh mangoes and has a crunchy sugar topping. Perfect with a little melted butter. Simple and delicious!


  • 2 mangoes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup turbinado sugar (aka raw sugar, sub white sugar)


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Slice and peel the mangoes. Place mango flesh in a food processor or blender and puree for 10-20 seconds (I like to leave some chunks in it).
  2. Combine mango puree, sugar, and egg in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Add flour and baking soda and stir until just combined. Pour into a small baking dish (8×8 or comparable). Bake for 20 minutes or until just barely set.
  3. Remove from oven and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Turn on broiler and return to oven for 5-8 minutes, watching the sugar so it doesn’t burn. It should turn a golden brown color and melt into a shiny top layer. Remove from oven when the top is golden brown all over and let cool for 15 minutes. Top with butter, just because.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mango cake, mango snack cake

If you can resist a slice of warm, sweet, moist, sugary-crunchy mango cake with melted butter over the top, you are not human. Period.

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    Look at that crunchy topping! You could put it on anything and I’d happily eat it. Put it on a cake filled with juicy mangos and I’m yours forever.

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    Sounds delicious! I love love love mangos and unfortunately it’s so hard to find a really good one here in the US. Can’t wait til our Asia travels where I will be eating mangoes galore!

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      Vicky, I have a Keith mango tree for 25 years, and it give us a delicious,sweet mangoes. I give most of them awayforneighboors and friends. There are good mangoes in USA, but not in the super market. Want to try some of mine? I am in florida. All I ask is pay the shippment, and I willdo it! Tell me how many you want,they are fullof flavor.

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    Haha, with every post you put up that gives us a glimpse into “reality” over there, I’m amazed at how well you are adjusting (or at least seem to be ;)). I think I’d cry over the roaches, the lack of toilet paper and heat.
    Please don’t apologize about the mango recipes, bring ’em on! Who doesn’t love that deliciously sweet fruit?!

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    I was going to say that this looks so buttery but then I saw that there’s no added fat at all. Nice! It still looks buttery. I’ve never had a mango before and I don’t even know what color they are or what they look like. Lame! To Google I go.

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    for my mango- loving boyfriend on his birthday, i can’t imagine him wanting ANYTHING other than this! Unless of course I made a Reese’s peanut butter pie or something… which sounds delightful! Anyway, we both love mangoes and I’m super jealous of the affinity of luscious mangoes at your fingertips over there! Love this recipe Lindsay 😉

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    In. Love. This will be made in my kitchen on Saturday. I may need to make two – one to keep and one to share with our Sunday School class. They have graciously volunteered to taste test any new recipes any time.

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          I recently had an egg and poultry intolerance for two years and I found that cream cheese was a suitable substitute for eggs in baking.

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    How can you not want this desert? It looks like it’s just going to melt in your mouth. Mango flavor and crunchy topping with butter, what can be better than that? That’s a tough question! 🙂

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    Beautiful. And I have these ingredients–sans the mangos–in my pantry, but I can get the mangos. (I actually have the turbinado sugar, too). I can’t believe something this decadent has so few ingredients. Kudos!

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    This looks so good! And, I have to say, the toilet paper in public restrooms is always a gamble, even here in the States. I’m buying mangoes, just so I can make this!

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    I can’t believe that amazing looking cake only has 6 incredients. It has my mouth watering and I wish I had some for dessert right this minute. Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe!

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    I don’t mind if you post mango recipes all year round…I may not have mangoes readily available in my area, but at least I get to anticipate what will be the next recipe I try, the next time i’d get to be really lucky and stumble upon really luscious mangoes in the farmers market. Love that this recipe only needs a few ingredients…Although the main ingredient is not readily available, I am always hopeful.
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    This cake looks fantastic — and such a simple ingredient list! I’ll be sure to try this soon.

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    You must have tried dried mangoes by now. the ones from 7D is the best. Have any of your filipino friends introduce you to mango float yet? would love to share if interested 🙂

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      Yes to the dried mangoes (I’ve been a fan for years, although I’m not familiar with 7D?) and NO to the Mango float! Sad day! Please share – it sounds divine!

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    Bookmarked! We have been spoiled with the mangoes over here — I can’t eat them anywhere else. But despite my love for mangoes, I hardly eat them in baked goods…but that doesn’t mean I don’t try! 🙂 Will definitely try this out!

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    This soooooooooo yummy!!!! Literally took me 25 min to make bake and eat it!
    Only had 1 mango, so I halved it and put batter in 3 large ramikins. Topped with brown sugar and broiled then added butter and some brown sugar whipped cream! Mmmmmmmm ate one we’ll see if the other two make it to lunch 😉

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      Is there any replacement of broiling? I have a lot of mangoes cz I live in Pakistan hehe but my oven’s broiler/grill isn’t working 😔

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        I used a butane torch – creme brulee style and it made the sugar nice and crunchy. It is the first thing anyone notices when I serve the cake.