Mango Berry Cake | Pink Wings
This is my first attempt at a naked cake and I'm kinda in love. I've always thought they were so rustic and beautiful so it was lots of fun trying one out myself.

For my cake I used Ataulfo mangoes that I got from Melissa's. Melissa's sends produce right to your doorstep, which is awesome because they picked out some perfect fruit for me (I can never tell which ones are good myself) and they carry a huge assortment of produce including things you can't get anywhere else (like mangosteen and enoki mushrooms, which are my favvv). All that right to your house, which makes me kinda sad because I really wish I would have known about them when I was living in a middle-of-nowhere town on the border of Mexico ha. But so glad I know about them now. I ordered Murcott tangerines and the Ataulfo mangoes and they came in perfect shape; the tangerines were ready to eat when they arrived and the mangoes were nice and ripe within a few days. So yummy. And the mango flavor came through really well in my cake, which I'm so happy about because I loooove mango desserts~

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Mango Berry Cake
Makes one 6-inch cake

Cake:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp.
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 2 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Mango Cream:
  • 2 small mangoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1-1/2 c heavy cream
  • small berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)


Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.
Line your cake pan with parchment paper: trace the pan to make a circle for the bottom, and cut it out slightly smaller to fit. Then (if you're using a 6-inch pan like mine) cut a long 2x19 inch strip to fit along the pan's side. Tip: spray the pan lightly with oil first so that the parchment paper will stick,

For the cake:

Beat together the oil and butter. Pour in the sugar in two additions, then add the eggs one at a time, incorporating well after each addition.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In another small bowl, whisk together the milk, buttermilk and vanilla.

While continuing to beat the batter, alternate between adding in the flour mixture and the milk mixture. Begin and end with the flour.

Pour the batter into your pan and bake for 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from pan, then let cool completely.

For the cream:

Combine your chopped mangoes, sugar and salt in a food processor or blender and puree. Pour the puree into a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Simmer, stirring continuously, for 3-4 minutes until the mixture is thick. Remove to a clean bowl. Let it cool at room temperature for a few minutes before setting it in the fridge to cool until ready to use.

In a clean bowl, beat your heavy cream until stiff peaks. Gently fold it into your mango puree until combined.

To Assemble:

Use a sharp knife to cut the top of your cake off and make it level. Then cut the cake into two layers. On the first layer, pipe a layer of mango cream. Gently press berries into the cream (the more the better). Then pipe another layer of cream over top of them. Set your second cake layer on top and gently press it down so that the cream overflows slightly. Take a cake scraper or anything with a straight edge and run it along the outside of the cake to scrape off excess cream and make it even. To decorate the top: Pipe a layer of cream and even it out. Garnish with berries or flowers. Refrigerate leftovers.

*thanks to Melissa's for providing such top quality fruit!
White cake recipe adapted from HERE.

110 comments

  1. You did a great job, it turned out beautifully! Sounds yummy too. I have an amazing giveaway on my blog, I hope you'll check it out!

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  2. Now this is something I could do! Skip all the fancy designing and keep it simple lol

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. Lol. In some ways it's a little harder because the cake has to be perfect. On a frosted cake it doesn't matter if the shape is a little off or you don't get a good crust since it will be covered in frosting

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  3. What a great recipe Gina, I love the floral design on top what a spectacular add-on! I'm a big fan of mango flavored pies so you can tell my excitement in reading this post! Thanks for the share! :) xo~ Lena
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    1. Thanks Lena! I love mango everything, and I was so happy this cake came out so well <3

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  4. This cake is beautiful! I love making naked cakes because they're so much less work to frost! I'm terrible at frosting the sides!

    Paige
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    1. Haha I'm terrible at frosting too lol. Maybe I lack the patience or just the skill idk

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  5. Hun! So glad you commented on my blog... yours is too cute!! This cake sounds sooo delicious and I love the slightly naked frosting style. Pinning this right now!! YUM!


    Amber
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  6. That cake looks absolutely amazing! I tried baking a cake for the first time in a long time yesterday. It turned out better than expected (taste wise), but doesn't look nearly as gorgeous as yours. I'm more of a lob the icing on top and hope for the best, type person :P

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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  7. This looks so delicious and so professional! I'm impressed!

    She Likes to Shop

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  8. This cake is stunningly beautiful!! You are such a talented baker and food photographer...tell me all your secrets!! :)
    Oh and it looks really delicious too, most importantly!

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  9. Oh my goodness, this is such a marvelous beautiful cake! You're so talented. I would love to try this recipe over the summer.

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    Chanel
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    1. Thank you! Definitely give it a try, it was pretty easy!

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  10. I am absolute rubbish at baking but you! You're so talented! It's looks absolutely divine and beautiful I almost wouldn't eat this at all if I saw it in person!

    May x • The MaydenBloglovin'

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  11. it looks really beautiful and I'm sure it is delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe
    x,Abril

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  12. WOW! So gorgeous! I love mango as well, this is really really beautiful, I may have to try this one sooner rather than later! I'm really impressed this is your first "naked" cake. It's so so pretty! XO -Alexandra

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  13. Ohh this looks gorgeous, and yummy!! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Wow delicious!

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  15. This was your first attempt? It looks like something you'd get in an utterly adorable cake shop. I love it!

    Corinne x
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    1. Haha you're too nice, thank you!

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  16. OMG! I would not have the heart to cut into that gorgeous and sumptuous cake! Looks sooooo relish!!!

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    -Lauren
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  17. looks so good and so nicely decorated!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  18. I am such a mango fan, this looks yummy! And for your first attempt at a naked cake, it looks great!

    Diane
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  19. Your naked cake turned out SO good! You are so talented in cooking! When I get the nerve and the time, I definitely have to look back through all your recipes to give them a go!

    be the plebeian

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  20. beautiful photography! that cake looks so delicious! Love the fresh flowers with the cake!
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  21. That looks delicious! What does naked cake mean though?

    Danika Maia
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    1. A naked cake is essentially one that's not frosted on the outside. They usually just have some cream or frosting between the layers.

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  22. this cake looks sooooooooo good and so delicious.
    I definetely need to try it :)

    xx Alexa
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  23. You are so talented!!!! That cake looks incredible!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  24. The looks delicious and beautiful! It really does have a super cool, rustic vibe to it, which is lovely.

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  25. This looks so delish! Its so beautiful haha! Fantastic post!
    xoxo,Victoria
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  26. Hello! Salivating over here! Yum!!

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  27. wow, I get hungry :) so delicious :)

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  28. Never tried making a naked cake before, but this sounds delicious.

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  29. This looks and sounds amazing, so delicious!

    xx Kelly
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  30. omg so delicious!!! amazing photos, this cake looks absolutely irresistible!!
    I must try it!!
    xx

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  31. Your mango berry cake looks absolutely amazing! Will try it myself!
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  32. I love fruit cakes and this mango berry cake sure looks mouth watering! Thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
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  33. Wow, this looks delicious. I gave my mom a mango cake for mother's day :) I love the design of your mango cake :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
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    1. Did you really? That's awesome! I hope I have daughters with good taste like you!

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  34. This looks AMAZING!! Yum. Saving this recipe!

    xoxo

    Kaley

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  35. Wow this looks too good! I absolutely love anything with mango in it so this cake is right up my alley. I've never tried a mango cake before so hopefully I can try this out one day! :) xx

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    1. Oh I love mango too, it's my fav!

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  36. This looks amazing!! You decorated it perfectly :) Definitely will have to give this a try!

    Best,
    Christina

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  37. This looks so delicious! It's almost too pretty to eat. :)

    <3 Trou
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  38. This looks amazing! Thanks so much for the recipe - yum!! x

    Erica
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  39. So yummy and these pictures are so crisp and pretty.

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  40. these are amazing!!! :D the cake looks delicious!! :D

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  41. OMG I am dying over this cake! Looks so delicious!

    Chelsea
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  42. Naked cakes are my absolute favourite, I plan to have one as my wedding cake. This one looks gorgeous, I bet it tastes amazing too! xx

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    1. I was really happy with how it turned out, thank you!

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  43. omg this naked cake looks so soft and spongy!! the term reminds me of naked sushi where the rice is on the outside instead lol. you're so talented gina!

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    1. Oh I didn't know that was called naked sushi, so cool! I remember the Kimbap shop I frequented in Korea made me a huge naked sushi as a gift when I told them I was moving back to the States, good memories

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  44. Such a beautiful cake! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Samantha
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  45. This looks beautiful! Can't wait to try it :)

    Emily x
    Wonders of a Fairytale

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  46. I know I already told you but you are so talented everything you cook/bake looks alsways so delicious :-)

    See you Gina xx

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    1. Thank you so much! Always good to hear words of encouragement <3

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  47. This is a very beautiful cake.

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  48. Mmm this cake looks amazing :) Iv never tried a mango cake either, but I am obsessed with mangoes

    Rachel xx
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  49. This cake looks divine! I'm all about mango, I will need to try this recipe!
    Thank you for sharing, oh and your photography is stunning! Kisses from Budapest xo

    Csenge | Csenge's Point

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  50. What a beautiful looking dessert! Its looks amazing! :)
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  51. What a beautiful cake! Great job!

    Erika
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  52. Such an elegant cake! Love the mango flavor :)

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