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Mango and coconut cake

November 29, 2010

My husband doesn’t like mangos.  Sometimes I wonder about him.

Mango season is just beginning in Australia and I’m more than ready!  I can think of 5 different recipes this very minute. For now Jojo is taking one every day in her lunch and I’ve got a bunch to deal with this week since they were on sale.    Sale  =  buy more than you can use.  I’m a sucker that way.

The share holders at Costco are probably missing me this year.   I’m their dream customer.  I buy 63 rolls of toilet paper when I’m down to only 24 left.       Who doesn’t need 8 tubes of Preparation H…..just in case?     I miss Costco.

So now that there are more mangos in my house than Jojo and I can eat, it’s time to do what I do.    I bake.  There is nothing more naturally sweet than a perfectly ripe mango and no other fruit makes me think tropical like a mango does.

Now my brain is stuck on the tropical theme.  I can’t help but think coconut.  Ok so I think of coconuts even while vacuuming but still….   They just work and  since The avocado lemon cake was such a big hit, why stop playing with wierd cool combos now?

Mango and coconut cake

3 cups mango chopped and slightly mashed

2 eggs

1/4 cup coconut oil (any oil)

1 1/2 cup light carnation milk (buttermilk or non dairy will work)

2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cups baking stevia

3/4 cups white sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cloves

1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 1/2 cups white flour

1 cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened)

In a large bowl combine milk, eggs, oil and vanilla.  Set aside.

Peel and remove pit.   Chop or mash with a fork until you have 3 cups measured (4 to 5 medium mangos).

Now to the milk mixture add flour, baking powder, soda, salt and spices.  Stir gently and then add mangos and coconut.  Mix ingredients just until combined and pour into bundt pan, cake pan, muffin tins or loaf pan.     Bake at 350 degrees until centre is cooked through and let rest on a wire rack before slicing.

Now, eat a piece.

for someone who doesn’t like mangos, this cake went fast!

What weird combos do you like?

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