- 1 sponge cake
- 3 cups ripe mango – cubed about 1cm in size
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 10 fluid ounces all-purpose cream – or heavy cream or whipping cream
- 7 ounces mascarpone (if not available, just use a total of 2 cups all-purpose cream)
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons gelatin powder – dissolved in 1/3 cup cold water
- 1 cup powdered sugar
First, make puree: Combine 2 cups of ripe mango, ½ cup water, and 2 Tbsp sugar. Put in a blender or use stab mixer and process for a minute or until a puree consistency is reached. Make sure all lumps are gone.
Warm dissolved gelatin in the microwave for 10 seconds or on the stove just until all particles have melted but do not let it boil. Add gelatin and powdered sugar to the puree and mix well.
In a big bowl, using a hand or stand mixer, whip mascarpone for a minute, while continuously whipping add the cream slowly until it becomes fluffy and stiff peak form. Using a spatula, slowly fold the puree mixture into the cream until well incorporated.
Assemble the cake: Divide the sponge cake into 2 layers. Using a springform or a cake ring that is wider than the cake, leaving 1-2 cm space between the edges of the cake to the ring, place the first layer in the middle. Scatter the remaining mango cubes on top of the cake. Pour the cream mixture until the mango cubes are covered. Place the next layer of cake on top. Pour the remaining cream covering the cake completely.
Chill the Mango cake in the fridge for at least an hour or until it has set completely. Run a warm knife at the sides to separate the cake from the ring easier. Design as desired and serve while cold.
If you like to make Mango Mirror Top as design like I did in this picture, here are the additional ingredients and method:
2 Tbsp Sugar
½ cup mango puree
Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and heat on medium-low stirring continuously until sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from heat when it starts to simmer then add the dissolved gelatin. Stir until the gelatin has completely melted and no longer visible. Add the mango puree and let cool at room temperature.