A fragrant cake with fruity tropical flavors! This is a slightly dense cake, a simple snack cake, if you will. It’s moist, rich textured, and luscious. Sweet and spicy cardamom adds a complex layer to the mango, heightening the flavor of the cake. It has a lovely floral aroma and smells heavenly when baking.

Mango Cardamom Cake [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax, plus 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup or 4 ounces vegan butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup turbinado or regular sugar
  • 1/2 cup mango purée (1 ripe medium-sized mango)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, plus almond milk to fill up to 3/4 of a cup, left to sit for about 3 minutes
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour (regular whole-wheat or all-purpose flour works too)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 cup chopped mango pieces (1 ripe medium-sized mango)
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, and butter a square cake pan or your preferred baking pan.
  2. Mix ground flax seed and water in a small cup or bowl, set aside and let mixture thicken for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Cream butter in a mixing bowl until pale, add sugar, and cream again until mixture is light and fluffy.
  4. Add flax mixture and mango puree, beat to combine then mix in almond milk mixture, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  5. In another bowl, combine flour, cardamom, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  6. Combine the wet ingredients (mango and almond milk mixture) with the flour mixture, and mix to combine (do not overmix!)
  7. Add lemon zest and gently fold mango pieces into the batter.
  8. Pour batter into the prepared pan, and bake until top is brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45-50 minutes.
  9. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes, remove from pan and allow cake to cool completely before serving.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2388 | Total Carbs: 364 g | Total Fat: 98 g | Total Protein: 34 g | Total Sodium: 3751 g | Total Sugar: 174 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.