A moist cake with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla in it combined with a sugar crust on the outside. ;)
This is a tasty cake recipe, which reminds me a little bit of christmas because of the nuts, the dried fruit and the hint of cinnamon in it.
I hope you'll enjoy it! ^^
Grease your cake pan with some butter.
(I used a German “Kastenform” with the measures 25x13.5x6.5 cm;
the American equivalent might be a loaf pan of about 9.84”x5.31”x2.56”, I think.)
Then take some brown sugar and cover the greased inside of the pan with it.
(That will become a sugar crust on your cake after baking.)
After that, take a bowl and mix 1 1/2 cups brown sugar, 3 eggs, 3/4 cups sunflower oil and 1 tsp vanilla extract in it until creamy.
Then add 2 cups chopped mango and stir a little.
Take a second bowl and mix 2 cups wheat flour, 2 tsp baking soda, 1-2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp salt in it.
Then add the wheat-mix to the egg-sugar-mix in the first bowl and stir it well.
Now, add 3/4 cup raisins (alternatively dried cranberries or cherries) and 3/4 cup nuts. Mix it well.
While filling the dough into your pan, preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C).
Bake the Mango Bread about 45-55 minutes.
(How long exactly, depends on your oven! I used a European standard oven with “Ober-/Unterhitze” (= upper and lower heat) and it took about 50-55 minutes.)
Test the cake from time to time with a clean metal knitting needle.
Stick it into the cake.
When there’s no dough remaining on the needle - when you pull it out again - the cake’s ready.
And then - with the famous words, that the notorious French Queen Marie Antoinette is supposed to have said -
"Let them eat cake!" LOL ;P