Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is one of my Granny's old recipes. Sweet, rich, and yummy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, add the first 3 ingredients; stir to combine.
  2. Add in the flour, baking soda, pecans, and 1 teaspoon vanilla; stir to combine.
  3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13x9 inch baking pan.
  4. Bake in a 350° oven for 35-40 minutes or until pick comes out clean; let cool.
  5. In another mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; stir to mix well.
  6. Spread over the cake.
  7. Cut into squares and serve.
Most Helpful

Very tasty cake - not a noticeable mango flavor, but it has a nice fruity aroma and the puree makes it very moist. I made it for a friend who loves mango, nuts and cream, so I took SusieQusie and Makanani's suggestions and served it with mango whipped cream (cream, sugar and mango puree) instead of the icing. I suspect it was a little lighter, and enhanced the mango flavor. Thanks for sharing! (Update: I tried this cake again and used sweetened mango puree - the sort found in Indian groceries - instead of fresh mango, and reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup. I found that this dramatically increased the mango flavor in the cake, yay! And it gave the cake an appetizing orange color. I also swapped golden raisins for the nuts, and tried out the cream-cheese icing, and it was definitely a hit. With those changes, up to five stars for sure - I'll definitely make it again.)

CarsonM February 15, 2006

APPLAUSE !!!! Super cake! I had 2 lonely mangoes that needed using & felt like baking today. They took on a new life in this cake! I had to cut the recipe in half since that's all the flour the pantry had to offer on short notice. I was feeling rather "tropical" so I substituted rum flavoring for the vanilla & added a sprinkling of flaked coconut. It baked beautifully in an 8" X 8" pan. Again, a shortage forced a change - the cream cheese in the icing was exchanged for 4 tablespoons of Philly Peaches & Cream cheese swirls. That creamed with 1 cup of powdered sugar was perfect(although the cake without icing is darned near perfect.) My compliments to your Granny!

SusieQusie June 08, 2005

This was a yummy cake, and it didn't have any butter or oil in it!(except for the frosting) The older it got, the better it tasted too. I used my blender to mash up the mango, very easy. I made this for cinco de mayo. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Karamia May 07, 2005