Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Here is wishing everyone a lovely New Year ahead! Also my toddling blog turns 3 today. I know I haven't been a regular here, but have to celebrate this blogging birthday with a cake today. I love mangoes and when I saw this cake at Evolving Tastes I knew I had to make it once. I love the taste of this cake, but it reminds me more of a rava mango halwa, than a mango cake... Hey but if you like sweets and like mangoes, you will enjoy it, after all whats in a name!

Ingredients

2 and 1/2 cup suji/rava
3 cups Mango pulp ( I used store bought Kesar Mango pulp)
1/2 cup Butter (melted)
1/2 cup sugar
2 and 1/2 tea spoon baking powder
1 tea spoon ground cardamom
handful of raisins and cashew nut (optional)



How To
This is a super easy recipe. Mix the dry ingredients separately from the wet ones initially. You don't need a mixie or a beater.
Then combine all the ingredients together and set aside for 10-15 min.
Pre heat oven to 375 F.
Pour the batter into a baking pan and bake the cake for 25-30 min.

Note 
This measurement made 1 big cake and 6 cup cakes.
As suggested by Evolving Tastes in the comments below, please use fine suji for a cake like texture.
My cake was over-baked and less sweet. So keep an eye on the cake, once done remove from the oven. It should be a nice golden yellow color cake.
My cake was slightly less sweet, so I sprinkled some powdered sugar. You can add an orange glaze.
I also tried mine with hazel nut spread! I found it divine - you tell me how you enjoyed it ?

My cup cake with icing sugar dusting and hazel nut spread

48 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to U and Ur family! Mango cake looks super moist!

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  2. Happy new year n this is beautiful treat..

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  3. Wish u the same and the halwa looks yum.

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  4. happy new year somoo...good to see a post from you in a long time :)

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  5. @Kalpana - thanks.
    @Shanti - looks like you like the halwa name too
    @Kalyan - yes I know it has been ages...

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  6. Nice recipe ...happy new year...

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  7. wish you and your family a very happy new year. hope to see you more often Somoo.
    the cake looks very moist and love the crumb texture.

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  8. cake looks yummy...lovely pics..

    wish you and your family a very happy new year.

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  9. @Sayantani - thanks. I hope so too...
    @maha - thanks...

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  10. Happy new year..cake looks yummy yum :)

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  11. Happy new year dear Somoo ... and much thanks for your wishes and for remembering me. :)

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  12. Happy New Year and happy blogoversary Somoo... Yes, the recipe does remind one of a suji halwa, but like you said, as long as it tastes good and has that rich mango flavour, we couldnt care less! :)

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  13. Happy new year to you and your family. Cake looks delicious. Love the mango flavor in there.

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  14. Lovely Cake! Wishing you a very happy and successful 2012 :-)

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  15. Happy New Year to u and ur family.Cake looks yummy

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  16. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
    Cake looks soft, spongy and yummy.

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  17. Happy New Year Somoo! Glad you made this cake.
    Did you use coarse sooji? That will make the cake more halwa like. Fine rawa should make it more cake like. Either way, I think I try to make my dessert slightly less sweet these days, and of course the sweetness of the mango is a factor too. The texture looks very good though.

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  18. Thanks All.
    Evolving tatstes - it was really good, but it was more like halwa... yes I did use coarse suji! Didn't think of that!

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  19. Love,love,love mangoes and anything made with it!! This is a definite must-try :)

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  21. Happy New Year to you and your family! Happy anniversary to the blog ofcourse:-)Nice cake!!

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  22. Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

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  23. Very tasty and mouth-watering recipe after a long gap..Happy New Yr dear..

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  24. nice recipe and it turned out nice.Happy new year to you and ur family

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  25. @Kalyan - yes super easy to put together...
    @Sarah - yes hopefully I will be back again soon...
    @Jeya - thanks!

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  26. Though I'm late to wish you but better late than never ;-) Happy New Year...Different cake and love the addition of mango in it...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  27. @Deepa - thanks. It sure is different...

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  28. Happy new year sweets!! May you have a wonderful 2012.

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  29. Happy New year and Congrats on blog anniversary.... cake looks wonderful and yummy.

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  30. Yum...love the combo of mango and hazel nut spread...

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  31. First time here, will try the sooji cake with nutella, and also wud love to try out some of your oriyan dishes..

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  32. @Lubna - thanks...
    @Hema - sure let me know if you try...

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  33. Cake looks yummy and flavorful. Happy New year and joyful Pongal dear!

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  34. Happy new year to you too! :) Nice bake, wish to see more and more posts this year from here :)

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  35. @Viki and @Raks - thanks...
    Sure will try to post more often!

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  36. Lovely ! Happy New year, though a bit late :-)

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  37. @Namitha - thanks! Hey it is still the new year!

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  38. I am glad to present you some awards, please get them at your leisure time dear.

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