I thought I was going to have to skip this week's TWD, but then my mom came home with a case of Ataulfo mangoes. I'm not sure how long this case will last us because we inhale mangoes at our house! I made 1/3rd of the recipe even though I ended up with a little less than 1 cup of mangoes and baked in a mini loaf pan. The more mango the better, right?! I halved all the spices after I thirded them so the mangoes wouldn't get overpowered by ginger and cinnamon. I was surprised that I enjoyed this so much considering there was no butter and all the folding it took to distribute the mango in this thick batter. I thought for sure this would end up tough and chewy, but it was actually tender, dense and very moist. Maybe I was just being overly paranoid about the overmixing as usual! I love how I'm discovering that it's not always about trying to get the fluffiest cake. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the cooked mangoes because they seemed to have lost their fresh mango flavour and was a little mushy.
Thanks to Kelly of Baking with the Boys for choosing this recipe, which can be found on her blog and here. Don't forget to visit the TWD Blogroll!