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

love this recipe!

Jamie D. January 13, 2016

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