Mango Upside Down Cake

Another pretty cake for you guys...AND it is S.U.P.E.R. easy. Yes I used a boxed mix but it's been a crazy day and every second was filled to the brim. I love Pineapple Upside down cakes, you know with all that crunchy caramelized edging going on? Love it but wanted to try it with mangoes. Same idea just with mangoes. I really just kind of tweaked it up and added a little secret to keep it super moist..well two things. Anyways it was delicious, add a dollop of cream and a spring of mint to make it beautiful :)
1 bx yellow cake mix ( I used the one with pudding in the mix)
*ingredients for cake mix
 3 eggs
1c mango juice from can (1st secret)
⅓ c veg oil
1 stick of butter
1 c dark brown sugar
2 cans of sliced mangoes
about ½ c coconut flakes (optional)
 Spray your pan with cooking spray and set aside. Make your cake batter according to directions but instead of water it calls for, use mango juice. Set that to the side also.
Take mangoes out of can and slice into semi-long strips and set aside. Using a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together until it is thick and bubbly. Pour into a 12" skillet or baking pan. Now arrange your mango slices in a swirl pattern, just start around outside edge and keep adding going inward. Sprinkle with some coconut flakes then pour batter gently over mangoes. Bake for about 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.
I immediately put a serving platter on hot cake pan and flipped it over onto platter. It did not stick, came out perfectly. Now my second secret I saw somewhere but can't recall where, but it comes from just pitching a tent over cake. Put toothpicks in all over cake and stretch saran wrap on top creating a tent. It keeps all of your moisture in. Unwrap in about an hour or overnight and cut into slices with a dollop of whip cream.


Avril said…
Mickey! - What a fabulous cake! I just love mangoes! LOVE. THEM. I can't wait to make this recipe :-)
Mickey said…
Avril - Me too! If you use canned mangoes they just melt in your mouth. Let me know how you like it :)