Mango Tres Leches Cake

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This simple cake soaked in low fat milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk is soft as a down pillow. It is lightly flavored with mango and is best served cold topped with homemade mango marmalade and the airy richness of whipped cream. This pastel colored dessert is beautiful for spring and the perfect way to sweeten your Easter celebration.

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Mangos are decidedly my favorite tropical fruit. With their warm yellow hue, fragrant aroma, and juicy flesh, mangos seems to call to me every time I pass them on the street or in the produce section of my grocery store. I love eating a mango on its own, but I’ve found it also plays nicely in desserts. Have you seen my video how to dice a mango?

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I was grocery shopping and saw a lot of very ripe manilla mangos with a sign, “The ugly mangos are the sweetest!” This was my inspiration, and I knew I had to take some home and make an Easter inspired dessert. I made a traditional tres leches cake but with the addition of a mango marmalade in the cake as well as a spread over the cake.

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The mango marmalade is delicious with this cake. It tastes like sweet tropical sunshine. It’s sweet, tangy, bright, tropical, and perfectly compliments this cake and also makes a lovely spread on its own over toast.

Have you ever made a tres leches cake? Here’s your chance to make this lovely dessert for your family and friends.

mango tres leches cake

Yield: 18 servings

Mango Tres Leches Cake and Mango Marmalade

Mango Tres Leches Cake and Mango Marmalade

Ingredients

Mango Marmalade:

  • 1 orange, thinly sliced with peel
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 small champagne or manilla mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1 large red or green mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1⁄3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 3 tablespoons mango marmalade
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

Tres Leches:

  • 1 1/3 cup Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice

Whipped Cream:

  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

Mango Marmalade:




Cake:







Tres Leches:



Whipped Cream:


Serve:


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