June 12, 2013
Next up in the series highlighting our very own party pros is Evite customer care specialist Michele Chung, whose recipe for a gorgeous ombré mango cake is perfect for a birthday or baby shower. Michele has a passion for baking treats that are as eye-catching as they are delicious, and this cake is one of her specialities! Get all the details of her delectable dessert below, and don't forget to keep checking bacl for the next Evite Eats.
Michele makes her three-tier mango cake using 6-inch pans and buttercream frosting. For the piping, she uses a Wilton 1M tip to create swirls. Your local baker can do this step for you, or check out the tutorial on YouTube. It's a lot easier than it looks!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 tsp vanilla or 2 tsp pure mango extract (optional, but will add more mango flavor)
- 1/2 cup softened butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup mango puree
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients (in no particular order) until smooth, and pour evenly into three 6-inch pans. Bake for 25-30 min, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp table salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1-3 tbsp milk (frosting needs to be stiff to use for piping)
- Red food coloring
Mix all ingredients on low speed just until blended. Divide frosting among three bowls, adding red food coloring to two until the desired shades of pink are developed. Assemble the cake by frosting in between and around each layer in the appropriate color frosting. Finish by piping swirls around the cake, creating an ombré effect with white at the base, light pink in the middle, and darker pink on top.
At your next gathering, let them eat cake! If it's a birthday party you're baking for, this festive Evite invitation is great for the occassion.