Mango Fiesta (Angel Food Cake with Mango-Ginger Sauce)

Angel Food cake with Mango-Ginger Sauce
Angel Food cake with Mango-Ginger Sauce

Just the other day my dad got Mangoes from the market and it made me think, that we still get Mangoes in August. For some reason, I always associate it with summers and not rainy season. Yes I do that for many other fruits, spices and flavors.  I wondered who would eat all those mangoes. But I was the first one to polish off one entire Mango all by myself.

Mango, The King of fruit comes in many varieties and I like all of them.  There was a time when I would refuse to eat Mango; I don’t even know why I did that. Now I guess they are my weakness. I guess I am making up for the lost time.

After making creamy–chocolaty cakes recently, I wanted to make something light and also use Mango. I decided to make Angel Food Cake, as its light and healthier than Butter cakes. But I was still clueless about what I could do with the mangoes, as I didn’t want to put any cream in it or any other heavy ingredient. So I dropped the idea of making a Low calorie cake and decided to use the cream. I gave one last shot to find a recipe and I found out a recipe for Mango-Ginger Sauce. Thank god for Google, I am grateful for such inventions. This was like a sign from god. I had to try the recipe, as I finally knew what I could do with so many Mangoes at home.

Since I was making the sauce for the first time, I wasn’t sure how it would taste. I was taking a risk, and my folks are brutally honest with their opinions. I was just hoping that it would turn out to be a bold move but withan exquisite result.

Before starting the whole process of making the sauce I was hungry, so I ate one Mango again. God knows, why I wondered who would eat those delicious Mangoes.

So I started the process for mango-Ginger Sauce and promised myself that I wont go berserk, while checking if it tastes right. I just poured the sauce in a bowl and kept it in refrigerator. I couldn’t be more proud of myself for not finishing it.

When I finished frosting the cake, little bit of sauce was left. I ate it all by myself, as I didn’t want anyone to know there’s ginger in it. Let people discover the surprise element and you enjoy their reactions.

So here is the recipe for Mango-Ginger Sauce and Angel Food Cake.

Mango-Ginger Sauce

Finely Chopped Mangoes 2 ¾ cup
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Ginger peel ¼ Cup
Lime juice 2 teaspoon

 

Method:

  • Puree 1 ¾ cup of Mango along with 2 tablespoons of Sugar.
  • Add 1 cup chopped mangoes in the Mango Puree.
  • Chop the ginger peel and add it into the Mango puree.
  • Add the Lime juiceand mix all the ingredients together.
  • Keep it to cool

Angel Food Cake

Castor Sugar 1 ½ cups
Flour 1 cup
Salt ½ cup
Egg whites 1 ½ cups (11 eggs)
Water (warm) 2 tablespoon
Cream of Tarter 1 teaspoon
Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoons
Ground Ginger (Optional) 1 Tablespoon

 

Method:

  • Preheat the oven at 160 Degree Celsius.
  • Sift one cup of Sugar, Flour, ground ginger (optional) and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until the texture becomes foamy.
  • Mix Cream of tarter and warm water together, add it into the egg whites until soft peaks begin to form.
  • Gradually add ½ cup of Sugar and vanilla extract into it, continue beating until the mix becomes stiff and glossy.
  • Add the dry ingredients and fold the batter.
  • Put it to bake, for 15-20 minutes.

Once the sponge is cooled, cut it into half. You can spread the Mango-Ginger Sauce onto each layer. You can also serve the sponge as it is with the Mango-Ginger sauce as a sider.

This cake was loved and gobbled by everyone at my house. I am sure this will be the story of every household with a cake as sumptuous as this.

Angel Food cake
Angel Food cake

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