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Mango Potato Cake Recipe

Mango Potato Cake Recipe

Mango Potato Cake is a unique and delicious dessert that combines the flavors of mangoes and potatoes. It offers a creative twist on cake recipes by incorporating mashed potatoes into the batter. Combining the naturally sweet mangoes and the subtle flavors of mashed potatoes creates a unique and moist cake that will surely surprise and delight your taste buds.

  Mango Potato Cake Recipe 
African Recipes by African Gourmet  

Mango Potato Cake is a delicious rich cake that gets its moist texture from ripe mangoes, moist potatoes, butter, and cream. 

Prep time: 30 min 
Cook time: 20 min 
Total time: 50 min

Mango Potato Cake

Ingredients

4 large russet potatoes

1 cup fresh mangoes, chopped

1 cup whole milk

1 cup mango nectar

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 large eggs

1 cup granulated sugar

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon mango extract

4 cups plain bread crumbs  


Glaze  

1/4 cup mango nectar  

1 cup powdered sugar


Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and boil potatoes, then mash well. Add cream, milk, nectar, salt, and vanilla. Whip eggs with the sugar and blend slowly and uniformly into the potato mixture; add mangoes. Butter an 8 x 8 baking dish, add 2 cups of bread crumbs evenly, and add the potato mixture. Cover with remaining bread crumbs and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Mix glaze ingredients well and pour over the cake. Enjoy!

Mango Potato Cake Recipe

Mangoes are excellent for cooking due to their unique flavor, fragrance, and versatility. 

Mangoes have a sweet, tropical flavor with a slight tanginess. This combination of flavors adds complexity to both sweet and savory dishes, making them an exciting ingredient for cooking. Mangoes pair well with a variety of ingredients, such as chili, lime, coconut, cilantro, and ginger. Their flavor profile complements both spicy and savory elements, making them versatile ingredients for different cuisines.

Countries known for mango production in Africa are Nigeria, Egypt, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin, Togo, Cameroon, Mozambique, and Zambia. 

Nigeria is one of the largest mango producers in Africa, particularly in the country's northern regions. The country's diverse agroecological zones provide suitable conditions for mango cultivation. 

Egypt has a long history of mango cultivation and is known for producing high-quality mangoes. The Nile Delta region, with its fertile soil and favorable climate, is a significant mango-growing area.

In Kenya, mangoes are grown in different parts of the country, including the coastal region, Rift Valley, and Eastern Kenya. The country's tropical and subtropical climates support mango production.

Mangoes are grown over a wide area in South Africa, and the most popular mangoes to plant are Tommy Atkins, Zill, Kensington, Irwin, Neldica, Kent, Heidi, Sensation, and Keitt.

The Tommy Atkins mango is known for its large size, vibrant red or green skin with yellow undertones, and sweet flavor. It is a versatile mango that can be used in various culinary applications, including fresh consumption, juicing, and cooking. The Tommy Atkins mango is appreciated for its relatively long shelf life, which makes it suitable for export and distribution.

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