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vegan mango pound cake

Vegan Mango Pound Cake

Chef Naimita | An Ode To Gaia
Plant-based patissier Chef Naimita's vibrant pound cake is brightly-hued from good quality Alphonso Mangoes. The mango purée adds a rich and moist crumb to a melt-in-your-mouth cake that is so buttery, you won't believe it's vegan! It’s basically everything you’d want a pound cake to be, but better.
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Servings 12 servings


Dry Ingredients

  • 130 gm all-purpose flour/ maida
  • 100 gm caster sugar (you may use raw cane sugar, but the cake will not be a bright yellow)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • tsp pink himalayan salt

Wet ingredients

  • 150 gm mango puree/ aamras
  • 20 gm vegan butter/ coconut oil
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract/ vanilla bean paste


  • Sift and combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Melt the vegan butter/ coconut oil in a bowl, then add all the other wet ingredients and stir.
  • Once all the wet ingredients are well combined, add in the dry ingredients in 2 parts, and stir well. Stop mixing once there are no lumps and all the flour has vanished. The batter will be thick like a pound cake, so be sure to avoid over-mixing or you will end up with a gummy cake.
    vegan mango pound cake
  • Pour into a well oiled bundt cake mould or two 7” tins.
    vegan mango pound cake
  • Bake at 160°c for 20 mins, then insert a toothpick to check the doneness of the cake. If the toothpick comes out clean, remove the cake. If the batter is still wet, add 5-7 mins and keep checking.
  • Allow the cake to semi-cool, then de-mould it. Do not allow it to sit in the tin until fully cooled, as the heat and moisture will make the cake gummy/soggy.
  • Garnish with a dusting of icing sugar and fresh mangos. Take it up a notch with whipped coconut cream and edible flowers.


  • Tip 1-Use good quality, ripe Alphonso/Hapus Mangoes for the richest flavour and naturally bright colour.
  • Tip 2- Vegan cakes require low and slow baking time, so bake at a lower temp for longer. Do not cross 160c. 
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