Well we have just finished with the last unofficial weekend of summer, yet I still felt the need to decorate a cake with fruit. The fruit du jour? Mango!
I made some black gumpaste flowers.
1 3/4c All purpose flour1 to 1 1/4c Powdered sugar
1 1/2tsp Baking powder
3 Eggs room temp
1/3 c Butter room temp
1c Fresh mango puree
1 tsp Vanilla essence
I cut up a mango and placed it into my grinder.
Then I pureed the mango
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and keep aside. In a separate bowl beat oil,butter and sugar till creamy. Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition. Add the vanilla essence. Now mix the flour mixture slowly in to batches. Fold in the flour mixture by adding the mango puree in between.
Mix well till all the flour is incorporated well.
Batter is poured into pans for baking.
Preheat the oven at 325 degree C for 15 mins. Grease a cake tin pour the batter to the tin. Bake the cake at 325 degree C approximately 45 min or insert a toothpick andmake sure it comes out clean. When the cake is done allow it to cool on wire rack.
After the cake is baked I made a butter cream icing. I smoothed the icing on one layer, chopped another mango into small chunks and added it the layer.
Added another layer and icing the rest of the cake.
I did this also for the smaller tier that was to be placed on top.