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Mango Upside Down Cake

A super juicy cake with a fuss-free caramelized mango topping built in!



  • 1 Mango peeled and sliced into thin strips
  • 5 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 tbs Vegan Margarine

Wet Mix

  • 1 & 1/2 cup 360ml Non (Dairy Milk)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 cup/115g Vegan Margarine melted

Dry Mix

  • 3 cups/390g Plain Flour
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups/340g Caster Sugar


  • 1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees C and grease a 9” diameter sealed loose bottom cake tin. Make sure it is a sealed one or the juices from the fruit will leak out.
  • 2. To a saucepan add the caster sugar and margarine, place over a low heat & allow the sugar & margarine to melt into a caramel. This should take a few minutes, give it a little mix with a spatula from time to time. When the caramel is an amber color, remove it from the heat – be careful not to leave it too long as it will quickly burn & turn bitter. Please also be very careful with the hot caramel, it’s extremely hot and can be dangerous.
  • 3. Pour the caramel into your cake tin, covering the bottom completely if possible. Neatly lay all the mango strips in the cake tin, starting with the edges first & working your way in. Set the tin aside and quickly make your cake mix,
  • 4. Combine all the wet ingredients in measuring jug. In a large mixing bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Pour in the milk mix and fold together using your spatula in a figure of 8 motion.
  • 5. Pour the cake mixture directly onto the mango into the cake tin and give it a little tap on the surface to remove any air pockets.
  • 6. Pop the cake into the oven on the bottom shelf to bake for 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake and removed comes out clean.
  • 7. Once the cake has cooked, allow it to slightly cool for 5 minutes before removing it from the tin. Serve the cake with coconut cream, fresh mint leaves & little lime juice. 


This recipe was republished with permission from Avant Garde Vegan. Find the original recipe here.

Gaz Oakley (Avant Garde Vegan)

Gaz Oakley (Avant Garde Vegan)

Gaz Oakley is a 26 year old chef, author & youtuber originally from Cardiff, Wales UK.After learning to cook a very young age with his dad, Doug. Cooking as well as sports became his early passions.He played rugby, football, did athletics & swam to a very high standard throughout school.