This is one of the rare cases where the supporting "actor" is better than the lead "actor" 😛
I had a stash of frozen mango purée that I had to finish up before we move back to Singapore so I decided to bake a Mango Pound Cake. Not wanting to dress the pound cake with horrendously sweet icing sugar glaze, I found a mango caramel sauce recipe by Bobby Flay online, which was also a great way to use up the leftover mango purée.
The pound cake turned out to be rather average tasting - it's not too sweet, had a brilliant yellow-orange colour because of the mango purée but a tad too dense for my liking. The mango caramel sauce, on the other hand, was really yummy, and it made the pound cake tasted so many times better! Hence I'm only sharing the mango caramel sauce recipe today!
As it's incredibly hard to take step-by-step photos when making the sauce, I decided to take a video instead. The video was taken with my phone so the quality is not superb. Nevertheless I think a video is more informative than photos - so I will try to take more videos for future recipes!
Mango Caramel Sauce
- 75 grams sugar
- 30 grams water
- 40 grams cream, minimum 30% fat, warmed
- 75 grams mango purée
- Place sugar and water in a small pot. Cook, over high heat, until caramel turns a dark golden brown. Do not use a spatula or whisk, just swirl the pot when needed.
- Take a whisk and carefully whisk in the cream in 3 parts. Whisk in the mango purée. Bring the sauce to a boil and remove from heat.
- Transfer the sauce into a small bowl or a jug and let cool slightly before using. The sauce is good with pancakes, waffles, ice cream and cakes.
- Mango Caramel Sauce recipe adapted from Bobby Flay
Our sauce did not turn out very well. It looked beautiful but tasted terrible. Any ideas why this would be? Just wondering.
Jasline N. says
Oh no I'm sorry the sauce didn't turn out as you expected. What taste does it have? Is it bitter?
Hi Jasline! This recipe looks incredible! I'm going to give it a try. Hoping my email didn't hit junk, you can search by my email! firstname.lastname@example.org. 🙂
Cindy @ A Uniquely Edible Magic says
This looks good! I’ve never thought about using mango puree in cakes before but this is definitely on my to-try list now!
Tiana Matson @yum o f china says
Hi Jasline, as you know, I have bought a big mango a few days ago. Can I use mango to make the recipe. I don’t want to use mango purée. Love your blog, just bookmark it, thanks.
Jasline N. says
Hi Tiana, yes of course you can! I made my mango puree from extra mangoes that I bought. I puree the extra mangoes and freeze them until I need them 🙂
What an amazing sounding sauce, I love mango so much. Congrats on the video it was great. The few I make are also filmed on my phone so the quality is never that great but they certainly do help with explaining a recipe. I look forward to more 😀
this looks so yummy! your blog is so beautiful! thank you for following 🙂
Shannon @loveatfirstbento says
What a unique and delicious sounding idea! I love caramel sauce, so I'm totally drooling over your exquisite photos 😀 Love that you included a video too!
Healthy World Cuisine says
Lovely sauce and with Mango season in full swing it is sure to be on our to must try list. Wishing you a super holiday season.