1 Aug 2012

Cherry Mango Coffee Cake

Wait for it, wait for it...

I actually bought buttermilk. And when I buy things, I go big. I got a huge 2 liter container of it. Now it's going to be an adventure trying to use this all with no waste. Oh baby, is this going to be fun.

And of course I got on the cherry bandwagon. Who can resist those dark red, juicy little devils. I certainly can't.

But I've got some more very exciting news.

Tomorrow. Camping. Here I come.

This is how I knew I was camping. Boyfriend: hey, you aren't working from August 2nd to the 6th. Me: Um, what? What is happening then? What if this isn't possible? Boyfriend: That's too bad, I already bought your plane ticket, we are going camping.

We went to the same spot last year when we went camping, so I know just how gorgeous this place is. Needless to say, I am very excited. So I'm obviously not going to be posting in the next 5 days, but I will leave you guys with this awesome coffee cake recipe.

Warning. This cake is addicting. I had this slice in the below picture, and ended up slicing myself more slices until 1/3 of the cake was gone. I've got no self control. But with the combination of mangoes and cherries: two of my favorite fruits ever, who could resist?

What you'll need:

-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup butter, melted
-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

-1/2 cup butter, melted
-1 cup white sugar
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
-1 cup buttermilk
-1 mango, peeled and cut into cubes
-1 cup cherries, cut in half and pitted


    1.   Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Grease a springform pan.
    2.   Mix the topping ingredients together and set aside.
    3.   Beat 1/2 cup butter and white sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until soft and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
    4.   In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating between flour mixture and buttermilk until fully incorporated. Fold in the mango and cherries.
    5.  Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the prepared topping.
    6.   Bake for around 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack

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  1. Enjoy your camping :) irresistible cake..

  2. you had me with the topping!!!!!!!!!gorgeous cake............njoy your camping.

  3. i have never combined mangoes and cherries but those are two of my faves too, this can't get any better! buttermilk! oh... too many good things happen with that: fried chicken soaked in buttermilk overnight, buttermilk pancakes, biscuits... what else? more cake?

  4. Enjoy your camping :) This cake looks soft and loved two of the main ingredients mango and coffee am a great fan of them :)

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  5. oh my goodness! how delicious this cake must be!!!
    the combo of mangoes and cherries is new for me but something that i am dying to try now :D

    -Abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

  6. Wow what a great combo, so want a slice of this!

  7. I love the cake! Will you be taking it along on your camping trip?

  8. This is delicious cake with all the fruit I Love in it. .

  9. I always have leftover buttermilk! Aha. Make some buttermilk pancakes~ yum

    And speaking of yumm...cherry and mango coffee cake? sounds greattt!

  10. Hello Cathleen
    Your coffee cake looks so delicious! I loves coffee and anything with coffee inside too! This cake must be full of aroma in taste when you put in some spices in. You can always make your own buttermilk, you know instead of buying.

  11. Wow, mangoes and cherries? I don't think I've ever combined them, and I love them. This looks terrific - really good recipe. I'm going to be curious to see what you do with all that buttermilk! You can make biscuits and pan cakes (and with the biscuit dough you can make cobbler). And you can use some of the buttermilk if you make your own blue cheese dressing. Actually, maybe it won't be so hard to get through it! Good post - thanks.

  12. Like you, I always seem to have leftover buttermilk for some reasons. I didn't like to freeze them because I think it curds when it is thawed and feel wasteful throwing it away... Your cake looks awesome and nice to use up your buttermilk for this cake.

    Btw, have fun camping...

  13. Throw 1 litre of that buttermilk here ! lol I haven't used real buttermilk yet :P :D Mango and cherry combo sounds awesome in that delicious cake !

    Enjoy your camping and take care !

  14. Awesome cake..don't mind a piece or two! happy camping and have fun!

  15. This really sounds delicious and I really hope to try it. Have a wonderful trip. Blessings...Mary

  16. Your cake looks great! I have been buying buttermilk to make the oh-so-easy Irish Soda bread with currants. It is so good.

  17. Have a fantastic trip my friend - I doubt there would be leftovers but if there are, pack them because this coffee cake looks addictive :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  18. You put two of my favorite fruits in a cake! Love it. Have fun with the boyfriend!

  19. I can never resist a crumb topping. And, the fruit sounds fantastic in this!

  20. I love mangoes and cherries too, but never thought of using them together. Yum! Hope you have a great camping trip!

  21. Interesting fruit combination! I adore coffee cake, but don't have it that often.

  22. Have fun on your camping trip! It sounds like it's going to be a lot of fun. And then coffee cake looks amazing! I totally understand why you have 1/3 of it.

  23. Drool - this coffee cake looks moist and dense, just how a perfect coffee cake should be! I never would have thought cherries and mangoes would go well together. Have fun camping - make sure you bring lots of this cake along with you!

  24. I hope you will have a great time!

    And this coffee cake definitely looks tempting and addictive!

  25. Hi Cathleen, your coffee cake look awesome. I'm a coffee addict, I think I can eat 1/2 of the cake. LOL
    Love the combination of mango and cherries.

    Have a nice vacation.

  26. i dont buy buttermilks in bulks, somehow our buttermilk here has a very short shelf life, i'm always worried that i wotbe able to finish it and throw away!Your cake looks delicious especially with the streusel topping! Enjoy your camping, have a romantic one!

  27. WOW Mangoes and Cherries both in one cake... Perfection!!!!
    This cake sounds delicious!!!
    well I love making easy buttermilk drink with some dry roasted cumin nd paprika ... Otherwise I always end up throng half container...LOL

  28. Wow! That is one amazing combination! So crumbly and moist....if only I could dig in :D

  29. What a great combo! I bet it taste delicious with the addition of mangoes! Looks very appetizing & great texture too! YUM!

  30. haha aw have fun camping!! And I"m totally jumping on the cherry bandwagon with you :) Especially with this cake, looks SO good! So so good!!

  31. what an awesome combination of flavors! looks soooo good!

  32. The cake is dreamy! I wouldn't be able to resist either! Hope you're having a great time!

  33. Wow an exposion of flavours here, mango, coffee and cherry. I love it

  34. what a terrific topping! and cherries and mangoes are a combination i've never tried--well done, you! camping? SO not for me. i value bug-free environments. :)

  35. I love camping...unfortunately my husband doesn't see it that way!! Hope you're having a great time away :)
    This cake sounds really different, lovely mix of flavours!

  36. This sounds great. Have a great time camping!

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