Mango Upside-Down Cake

This mango cake is stunningly simple to make and perfect for when mangoes are in season. It's also relatively healthy as far as cakes go and not overly sweet. The cake is dense and perfect with tea or coffee. I use Alfonso mangoes, but any variety will do.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 8-inch cake


  • 2 ripe mangoes, peeled and thinly sliced

  • cup white sugar

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • ½ cup sunflower seed oil

  • 1 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line an 8-inch square baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhanging on all sides.

  2. Arrange mango slices in an overlapping pattern over the bottom of the prepared dish.

  3. Combine sugar, eggs, yogurt, and oil in a large bowl and stir until smooth. Fold in flour, coconut, and baking powder until just combined. Spoon batter over the sliced mango, and spread evenly to the edges.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let the cake cool in the dish for 15 minutes before inverting onto a serving plate and carefully peeling off the parchment paper. Allow to cool completely before slicing.

Cook's Notes:

For a nice finishing touch, after you've inverted the cake, thickly dust the mangoes with powdered sugar, then place under a broiler for 3 to 5 minutes, until the sugar is bubbly and golden brown. Leave to cool before slicing.

If desired, you can omit the coconut from the cake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
19g Fat
41g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 10mg 52%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 119mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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