Mango Cake

This mango cake is made with semolina (rava/sooji) and mango pulp. It is easy to make, moist and very delicious with the authentic flavours of mangoes. When we saw this cake in Belly Rules the Mind, we could not wait to make it.


  • 1 Cup Fine Semolina/Rava
  • 1 Cup Mango Pulp (thick)
  • 3/4 / 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Oil (any flavorless oil)
  • 1/2 Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Nuts (optional)


Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes

  1. In a bowl, mix fine rava, powdered sugar, cardamom powder and baking powder well. Add oil to the above and mix well.
  2. Now add mango pulp and mix well. Let it sit for 15 minutes then pour it in a greased tray and garnish with thinly sliced almonds and pistachios.
  3. Take a pressure cooker (preferably an old cooker), place a perforated plate/or any stand at the bottom of the pressure cooker (I placed 2 perforated plates at the bottom to give height).
  4. Heat the cooker on high flame for 5 minutes.
  5. Then reduce the heat to low and place the baking tray inside the cooker on the stand/perforated plate carefully with a tong (as the cooker will be very hot).
  6. Cover the cooker with its lid. Do not use a gasket or weight. Keep it on low heat and let the cake bake. It will take 30-35 minutes for the cake to bake but keep an eye after 20 minutes. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  7. Allow the cake to cool completely. Then cut slices and enjoy!