Last updated on February 13th, 2024.

Infused with the luscious essence of mangoes. This tender, moist, and flavorful mango pound cake recipe cake is destined to win the hearts of your loved ones.

Why You’ll Love This Cake

Much like my Orange Cream Cheese Cake, Almond Chocolate Cake, Lemon Blackberry Cake, and Pear Cake, this Mango Pound Cake is a divine treat that combines the richness of a classic pound cake with the lusciousness of ripe mangoes. Here’s why you’ll fall in love with this cake:

  • Tropical Twist: Mangoes are the epitome of tropical delight, and incorporating them into a pound cake brings a burst of sunny flavors to your palate. (Check out my other tropical recipe with a twist: Guava Cheese Babka).
  • Moist and Tender: Adding mango puree to the batter ensures the cake remains moist and tender, making each bite a heavenly experience.
  • Easy to Make: This recipe is beginner-friendly and requires no complicated techniques, making it the perfect choice for bakers of all levels.
  • Versatile Serving Options: Enjoy this Cake or pair it with various accompaniments to create delightful desserts.


You’ll need the following ingredients to make this delightful Mango Cake.

For The Cake

  •  All-purpose flour
  • Potato starch. If you have none, use one teaspoon of cornstarch instead or skip it altogether.
  •  granulated sugar
  • softened butter
  • large eggs
  • Egg yolks
  • Sour cream For a dairy-free option, use canned coconut milk (1 cup) mixed with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • baking powder and baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper brings out the mango flavor without any pepper or spicy strains. 
  • Mango puree
  • Zest from one small orange

For The Mango Puree

  • Ripe Mango
  • Granulated Sugar
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How to Make Mango Pound Cake

Make the Mango Puree

  1. Peel and dice the ripe mangoes, discarding the pit.
  2. Place the diced mango pieces and sugar in a medium saucepan, bring to a simmer, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Strain the mango (save the liquids) and refrigerate in a food processor until used.
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Make The Cake

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a standard-sized loaf pan or bundt pan. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cayenne pepper. Set aside. Mix the sour cream, mango puree, two tablespoons of orange juice, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl.
  2. In a stand mixer bowl, using the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, and the zest of the orange until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, and one medium speed, add the eggs and egg yolks one at a time, waiting for the egg to thoroughly blend before adding the next.
  3. Reduce speed to low, and add the dry ingredients mixture into the cream butter mixture in three additions, alternating with the mango mixture, starting and ending with the flour mixture.
  4. Fill the pan with the cake mix and bake until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes out from the center of the cake dry.
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Ideas To Serve

The Mango Pound Cake is a versatile dessert that can be enjoyed in various ways.

  • Plain and Simple: Savor the cake for a delightful snack or dessert.
  • Fresh Mango Topping: Top individual slices with new mango cubes for an extra-rich tropical mango taste or fresh fruit.
  • Whipped Cream: Serve slices of Mango Pound Cake with a dollop of freshly whipped cream for a delightful indulgence.
  • Vanilla Ice Cream: Pair warm slices of cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a contrasting combination of warm and cold.


  • Choose ripe mangoes for the best flavor and sweetness in your cake.
  • Ensure the ingredients are all room temperature; otherwise, the cake might be dense and chewy.
  • Avoid overmixing the batter to maintain the cake’s tender texture.
  • You can use a bundt pan, two loaf pans, or a tube pan. The critical thing to remember is not to fill the pan over 3/4 full.


This delicious cake is best for up to three days, covered at room temperature. To freeze, wrap the cake with plastic wrap and in a freezer plastic bag and freeze for up to 4 months. When ready, remove from the freezer and the plastic bags and allow to warm to room temperature.


Can I use frozen mangoes for this recipe?

While fresh mangoes are recommended for the best flavor, you can use frozen mangoes if fresh ones are not available. Thaw and drain the frozen mangoes before blending them into a puree.

Can I replace all-purpose flour with a gluten-free alternative?

Yes, you can use a gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour for a gluten-free version of this cake.

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mango pound cake recipe
5 from 6 votes

Mango Pound Cake Recipe

Tender, moist and delicous cake made with mango

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword mango pound cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 12 cups bundt pan
Author Adopted from Cake Love by Warren Brown


Mago Puree

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar (50 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1 Ripe Mango


  • 2 1/2 Cups AP Flour (300 g / 11 oz)
  • 1 TBS Potato Starch
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Mango Puree
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream (480 ml/ 8 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon Van. extract
  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, soften (225g)
  • 2 1/2 Cups Sugar (500g)
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 2 Large Egg Yolks


To Make the Mango Puree

  1. Cut the Mango into even pieces and mix with the sugar, and place in a pan.

  2. Place the pan oven medium heat and let cook for about 3 minutes after it starts to simmer, Turn heat off and allow to cool for about 15 minutes

  3. Strain the syrup and reserve for soaking syrup later on, Place the cooked Mango in a food processes and puree until completely smooth.

  4. Pour the puree in a container and refrigerate until use.

To Make the cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a 12 cup bundt cake. Make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.

  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, potato starch, salt, baking soda and Cayenne pepper whisk to combine and set a side.

  3. Combine the Mango Puree, Sour Cream, and vanilla extract and whisk to combine

  4. In a bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the butter,sugar and orange zest on medium speed for about 3-4 minutes.

  5. Add the egg yolks and eggs one at a time making sure each egg had fully incorporated before adding the next one. Scrap the sides and bottom of the bowl with a rubber spatula.

  6. Add the flour mixture alternating with the sour cream mixture in 3 or 4 additions, starting and finishing with the dry. After adding the last part of the dry mixture, stop the mixing and using a rubber spatula, scrap the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are fully incorporated.

  7. Fill the greased pan and bake on the middle rack for 50-55 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out dry when inserting in the center of the cake.

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14 Comments on " Mango Pound Cake A Tropical Delight for Your Taste Buds! "

  1. Dikla

    5 stars
    this mango puree pound cake looks so delicious!! Giving me all sorts of ideas!

  2. Dikla

    5 stars
    Great use of mango. Everyone in a while they go on sale, super cheap, at my grocery. I’ll keep this in mind!

  3. Dikla

    5 stars
    What a good reason to buy some mangos. Would love a slice of this cake right now.

  4. Dikla

    5 stars
    You forgot item #C. Me 🙂
    This mango cake looks completely awesome! And I’ll be sure to make extra batch.

  5. Dikla

    5 stars
    What a fun summer cake idea! My kids love mango so I’ll be baking this one for sure! Looks delicious

  6. Dikla

    I tried this recipe and it turned out great. I used two tube pans as the recipe is quite large. Also, I did not have the orange oil so I grated extra orange peel, taking care not to get any of the bitter pith. Finally, I had already pureed all the mangos before discovering this recipe so I added fresh blueberries with the whipped cream topping for additional color, nutrition and deliciousness.

    1. Dikla

      Hi Alison!

      Thank you so much for this comment! So glad you liked the recipe and I have to say how impressed I am with your creativity! I but the blueberries really upgraded the cake!

    2. Dikla

      Since you made this recipe, where does it state in the ingredients list, orange oil and orange juice??

      1. Dikla

        Orange oil and juice are no longer needed for this recipe

  7. Dikla

    How can i modify this recipe to only use Mango puree instead of ripe mangoes.

    1. Dikla

      Hi Ramya,
      I am guessing you already have mango puree? If so, you have Mango puree you can just use it in the recipe and spik the mango puree part.

  8. Dikla

    Did I miss something? I don’t see orange juice or orange oil in the ingredients??

    1. Dikla

      no you’re not, I removed these two ingredients.

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