Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Triple M Cake (Moist Marbled Mango)

One of my friends sells sorbets for restaurants and because she wanted me to taste them she gave me 4 containers of 2 kg each! Wow, 8 kilos worth of sorbets (flavors are lemon, tangerine, green apple and strawberry)! I can not tell you how happy I was! I just love ice-creams and sorbets and with the hot weather that arrived, they won't last long... Sorbet anyone?

Come on, take a bite! It's low fat!

And now starts the story of this cake. I had to make some room in my freezer to fit all the sorbet, so the leftover mango pure I had from the Opera cake had to be come out and be used as well as 4 egg whites I had frozen a while ago (they freeze very well). I was really feeling for a cake and since bikini season was officially opened over the weekend I decided it would be a low fat one. The cake came out very moist but still light, and the taste was great from the mango. My neighbours also liked it, so I will probably repeat it and experiment with other pures.

  • TRIPLE M CAKE (low fat)
  • 1/2 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup mango pure
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven at 180ºC (350ºF). With a wisk mix the yogurt, softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. On another bowl combine flour, salt and baking powder and add to the liquids. Mix just until combined and add the oil, again mix until the oil is well integrated with the rest of the batter.

Wisk the egg whites until medium peeks and carefully mix them with a spoon into the cake batter.

Divide in 2 and add the mango pure to one of the halfs (I think my mango half was a bit bigger but that was fine).

Put the 2 batters alternating in a loaf pan (sprayed with cake release or buttered and floured). Mine was ready in about 30-35m.


Lisa said...

This looks good! Nice and light for summer.

Prudy said...

That cake has a marvelous looking texture and it does not look low fat at all! You're a real pro!

Hannah said...

Gorgeous marbling, it looks wonderful!

Indigo said...

Low fat cake sounds like a good idea at the moment; I've just been eating cut offs of a chocolate cake and feel enormous now, haha. Definitely keeping this one in mind!

Jenny said...

Your cake looks beautiful! It's always nice to have a lowfat recipe around!

Leslie said...

MMMM.yum and take a look at that "swirl" NICE..
Oh and for my PMS cookie,,thanks for the comment..and it will FOR SURE cure your PMS

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Lisa- Oh the summer... Have to keep it light for the summer, right?

Prudy- It did not taste low fat either!

Hannah- Marbeling is one of those simple things that allways make things look cool!

Indigo- Forget low fat if you have chocolate. This cake is good, but hey chocolate IS chocolate!

Jenny- Thanks! Oh yes I'm big on low fat recipes, but they have to be good. Those cardbord tasting low fat things are just not for me!

Leslie- The swirl was laughing to me, can you see it?

Ann said...

Oh, pretty! Love those colors! Looks like such a nice, light treat this time of year - at least where I'm at, where the high is 105 today! Blaze!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh Ann, here as well! It's so so so hot!

Becky said...

mango...i've never had that flavor in cake before. and this looks no where near low fat, but i'll take your word for it! looks amazing

Gretchen Noelle said...

Tasty! I have never tried mango in a cake like this. Sounds like something I would enjoy!

Brilynn said...

I've got a bunch of egg whites leftover from making so much ice cream lately, this looks like a perfect use for some of them!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a great sounding cake! Love the flavor!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Becky- The low fat comes from using low fat ingredients like the iogurt and the cream cheese and from not using the egg yolks.

Gretchen- Yes, try it please!

Bryllin- Oh I know what you mean about the leftover egg whites. I think I don't make ice-cream so often beacuse of that! Yes this is a good way to use it, or mix it with eggs from omelets or I just freeze them sometimes.

Melody- Thanks!

Sharon said...

This cake looks so delicious. I love mangoes but haven't tried them in bread. Yum!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Looks yummy...and low-fat too! Wow!