Huli Huli Mango Cake

Gotta admit da mangoes I can get hea on da mainland stay junk compared to da ones back home. Oni half da flavah of wat I used to just take foa granted hanging heavy on da trees in our front yard. But gotta take wat I can, yeah? So when I wen find one recipe foa mango upside-down cake, I wen decide foa tryum.

Da recipe I wen find was from Wanda Adams book, The Island Plate.

Da photo of da cake wen make me ‘ono foa um. So I wen get out alla stuffs foa make um. I knew no way I can get da full flavah of da cake using mainland mangoes, but wat else I going do, yeah?

I wen make double da recipe, cuz was going take um to Da Gathering dat morning and no like run out. I nevah like da skimpy kine topping, so I wen add moa buttah, moa brown sugah.

Ho da bowls wen take!! Sheesh. Usually when I cook pineapple upside-down cake I use one cake mix foa da cake part. But dis one I wen make from scratch. Even wen use cake flour! Bowl foa dis, bowl foa dat, piling up in da kitchen sink. But ainokea… I jass wen keep going, even knowing dat I gonna have to clean up all up.

Da recipe wen tell me bake foa 40-45 minutes in one 9″ cake pan, but I had foa bake moa like one hour.

I wen lettum sit in da pans foa cool, den wen take um out and huli huli dem. Ho da nani!!

U like see again?

I betchu getting ‘ono foa da cake, yeah? I wen use Craisins instead of maraschino cherries (eh, da recipe wen tell me I can!) cuz I no like cut up alla cherries.

I still get enough left ova foa take to our small group from church dat night. So get peecha of wat wen look like on da insai.

I would make um anodda time, but going take da easy way out wit one cake mix. I gotta say doe, dat da cake part was ‘ono; very light and moist. And I would have to double da recipe foa make wit cake mix in one 13″ x 9″ pan.

Oni lazy me but. Da clean-up I no like!

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6 Responses to Huli Huli Mango Cake

  1. Lika says:

    OH I bet stay ONO. I only like eat, no like make. LOL

  2. Melanie says:

    my mouth is watering!

  3. Jenny says:

    Wow, Moki, I would type out how ono that looks, but I’m too busy drooling over my keyboard!

  4. AFK says:

    Wow, Moki-chan, too good!

  5. I loooove mangos….

    I’m thinking this will be a great cake for Yule, to celebrate the return of the sun!

    man.. that looks so luscious to me!

  6. You know I am still thinking about that Mango Upside Down cake!
    They sell Mango slices in jars in our local grocery store.. It’s getting close to the 1st, when we celebrate Yule (The sun returning). I guess I’ts time to start thinking about the cake to go with the mango!

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