Upside-Down Mango Cake


For a tropical twist on pineapple upside-down cake try sliced mango.

Upside-Down Mango Cake
Hands On Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 45 mins
1 9-inch cake


  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • 12 tablespoon (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter

  • 2 large mangoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 2 cups)

  • ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 whole eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¼ cup whole milk


  1. Place rack in middle of oven; preheat to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch springform pan; set aside. In a small saucepan combine brown sugar and 4 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves and syrup bubbles; boil until it turns light amber. Immediately remove from heat; carefully pour into prepared springform pan. Arrange mango slices on top, see below. Sprinkle with shredded coconut; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; reserve. In a large mixing bowl beat remaining 8 Tbsp. butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer on high speed for 6 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add half the flour mixture; beat on low until just combined. Beat in milk, then remaining flour mixture until combined.

  3. Gently spoon batter over mango slices; spread evenly. Place springform pan on a baking sheet. Bake 1 hour or until golden brown and a tester inserted in center comes out clean.

  4. Cool the cake on a wire rack 10 minutes. Run a knife around inside edges of pan. Set a plate over cake; invert cake onto plate. Cool completely on plate; serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
15g Fat
62g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 16.7mg 84%
Calcium 146mg 11%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Potassium 181mg 4%
Folate, total 70.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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