Breakfast/Brunch

August 4, 2021

Mango Ginger Lime Coffeecake

Mango Ginger Lime Coffeecake is a must-have for your next summertime brunch. Tropical-inspired flavors of mango, ginger, and lime combine with rich brown sugar and cinnamon for a tender, moist, flavorful cake. The mango and lime offer a fun variation on more traditional coffeecake additions like berries or apples!

The basis for this recipe began with my grandma’s rhubarb coffeecake recipe. I always loved the brown sugar topping and the tart, tangy rhubarb pieces. The recipe makes two cakes, so whenever my grandma would make this recipe, she kept one for herself, and sent one home with me. The recipe was one of the first I called her for after I moved away for college. I had shelved it for a few years, but recently brought it back out and decided to give it an update.

When spring started, I couldn’t get the flavor combination of mango, ginger, and lime off my mind. I had two ideas: this coffeecake or a baked oatmeal. I couldn’t make up my mind, so I made both! And both were delicious. So, I put it out to my social media followers to vote on their choice of which recipe they wanted to see on the blog. This coffeecake was the resounding winner! So, without further ado, here is Mango Ginger Lime Coffeecake!

Ingredients assembled for Mango Ginger Lime Coffeecake
Assemble your ingredients.

Mixing up coffeecake batter
Mix the cake batter in a stand mixer, with a hand mixer, or with good, old-fashioned arm power.

Mixing up streusel topping
Mix up the streusel topping until it resembles coarse sand.

Mango Ginger Lime Coffeecake in two round cake pans topped with streusel topping
Divide the cake batter evenly between two prepared 9-inch round cake pans, sprinkle each cake evenly with streusel topping, and bake!

One slice of Mango Ginger Lime Coffeecake served on a green glass plate next to a fresh mango
After the cake has cooled, slice it and serve. And enjoy!


Original publication date: June 3, 2021

Mango Ginger Lime Coffeecake

Mango Ginger Lime Coffeecake is a must-have for your next summertime brunch. Tropical-inspired flavors of mango, ginger, and lime combine with rich brown sugar and cinnamon for a tender, moist, flavorful cake.

Author:

Kira Freed - The Joyful Plateful

Prep:

15

min

cook:

35

min

total:

50

min

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature

1 1/2 cups brown sugar, loosely packed

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Zest and juice of 2 limes

1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. sea salt

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda dissolved in 1 cup milk (plant-based milks work here, too)

1 mango, peeled, pitted, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)


For streusel topping:

1/2 cup brown sugar, loosely packed

2 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease two 9” round cake pans, and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, make the streusel topping. Mix the brown sugar, butter, and spices until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, place butter and brown sugar, and beat until fluffy (see note). Add egg, vanilla, lime zest and juice, and mix until well combined.
  4. Add ginger, cinnamon, and sea salt, and stir briefly to incorporate.
  5. With the mixer running, add 1 cup of flour, then half the milk+baking soda mixture, then the remaining flour, and finally the remaining milk mixture, allowing each addition to incorporate before adding the next.
  6. Gently fold the diced mango in by hand.
  7. Divide the batter between the two prepared cake pans. Evenly scatter the streusel topping over the batter in each pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 32-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven, and set pans on a wire rack to cool completely before serving.

Notes:

  • If you don’t have a stand mixer, use an electric hand mixer or stir by hand. (I have both, and I still sometimes mix this cake up by hand, with good old-fashioned arm power!)
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May 24, 2022
Elizabeth
I don't normally comment on recipes but this has got to be the best thing I've ever made. It came together pretty easy and made five meals - perfect for meal prep for the week. I already can't wait to make it again.
January 22, 2022
Sherry Ruiter
I love this section!!!!!