Friday, November 27, 2009

Mango Football Cake

This was a cake I made for my Husband on his Birthday.When i was browsing the cake decoration online found some baseball, basketball shaped cakes, So I got an idea to bake a football shaped cake since my hubby is a big fan of Football(US). There is lot of football theme cake pans acvailable in the market but I didnt wanted to buy them for 1 time use. So thought of baking a cake and cutting it to the desired shape, which was much more cost effective.

I had some mango pulp sitting in my refrigerator for quite a while which needed some immediate attention. So I remembered a friend (Chhaya) who had baked this vegan cake at her son's birthday party and I liked it a lot. So I gave it a try and it turned out wonderful. Since I was taking this Wilton cake decoration classes, wanted to do some experiment with my new creation. I was very happy that it turned out great and didn't disappoint me.

I baked the cake in a loaf pan and cut it into football shape with a knife, then used brown color icing to make stars(using Tip 16) all over and with white color(since i made my icing with butter flavor shortening, it is cream in color) icing to make lines(using Tip 3). Since it was a small cake it did not take much time to make stars all over but if its a big cake u can use the 3 star tip available, which makes icing the cake faster.

To make the Mango Cake:(I used half the proportion, since it was a small cake)


2 cups All purpose flour
2 tsp corn starch
2½ tsp baking powder
¾ cup margarine/canola oil
1 cup of sugar
¾ cup of mango puree
1 ½ cup milk


Preheat the oven for 350* F.Mix all the dry and wet ingredients together with a hand mixer and pour it into the greased tray/loaf pan. Bake for 30-40 mins . Cool it completely for about 30-40 mins and then cut it into desired shape.


  1. Hi sowmya.. ur hubby would have been so happy seeing this cake..! Its excellent, fantastic decoration! If you wish send this to my FIL-Fruits event dear!

  2. Nice cake dear..liked the recipe with mango puree,will giv a try...

  3. wow looks wonderful Soumya .... this cake was first given by Rashmi for dk contest. She used suji rava ... Decoration is awesome. A football cake for a football lover :)

  4. What a lovey cake! I bet your hubby loved it! Delicious flavor with the mango puree.

  5. Thanks everyone.Ya u r rit preeti, suji rava can be used instead of All purpose flour.

  6. Loved this cake Soumya. I ahve all ingredients on hand. Might as well try it tomorrow:-)

  7. This cake looks fantastic ! First time here you have a wonderful space....


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