Mango Layer Cake

Sweet-tart mangoes impart a terrific tropical taste to a cake that relies on a mix and creamy canned frosting.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

Cake

1
box white cake mix
3/4
cup mango nectar
1/2
cup water
1/4
cup vegetable oil
2
tablespoons grated lime peel
3
egg whites

Filling

1
container Whipped fluffy white frosting
2
to 3 medium mangoes, seeds removed, peeled and finely chopped (about 2 cups)
1/2
cup shredded coconut

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Generously spray bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  • 3 Bake and cool as directed on box for 9-inch rounds.
  • 4 On serving plate, place 1 cake, rounded side down. Spread with half of the frosting; top with half of the mangoes and half of the coconut. Top with second cake, rounded side up. Spread with remaining frosting; top with remaining mangoes and coconut. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Generously spray bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with baking spray with flour.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
  • 3 Bake and cool as directed on box for 9-inch rounds.
  • 4 On serving plate, place 1 cake, rounded side down. Spread with half of the frosting; top with half of the mangoes and half of the coconut. Top with second cake, rounded side up. Spread with remaining frosting; top with remaining mangoes and coconut. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Mango nectar is a noncarbonated beverage made from the pulp of mangoes. Shop for it in the fruit juice aisle.

For a colorful accent, top the cake with fresh lime wedges.

An easy way to grate citrus peel is to use a microplane grater. It was originally a woodworking tool, but it’s now sold for kitchen use. The delicate grated lime peel in this recipe adds a complementary flavor to the cake.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
39g
39%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.