Mango Truffle Cake:

It is a ritual at our home to make mango stuffed chocolate cake every year when king of fruit is in season. This year, I had a lot of over ripe mangoes and wanted a way to utilize it in this cake itself. I tried mango sauce as a topping and it worked out wonderfully and kids gang liked it too.

Truffle cakes are melt in the mouth chocolate and cream cakes but when fresh fruit is added as a stuffing between the layers it tastes rich with a natural fruit flavour. I normally prefer less cream or high calorie stuff when I am baking for my family and friends. If you are looking out for healthy options for truffle cakes, this recipe is for you.

Now we will see the procedure, how I went ahead –

First – For the chocolate cake:


Very fine semolina – 1 ¼ cup (Known as Chiroti Rava)

Ragi / finger millet flour – ½ cup

Cocoa powder – ½ to ¾ cup

Baking powder – 1 tea spoon

Baking soda – 1 tea spoon

Eggs – 2

Butter – 100 grams

Sugar – ¾ to 1 cup (if you want less sweet use ¾ th cup)

Milk – ½ cup

Instant coffee powder – 1 tea spoon

Hot boiling water – 1 cup


-Pre- heat oven @ 180 °C and line a baking tin with butter paper.

-Take one bowl, prepare dry mixture. Take semolina, Ragi, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda by using wire whisk or you can sieve all these twice or thrice.

-In another bowl we will prepare wet mix, beat egg one by one, add milk, sugar, butter and beat until frothy.

-Boil water, mix in coffee and pour this into wet mix and once again beat and make a homogenous mixture.

-Now fold in dry ingredients by using wooden spatula. Don’t over mix this content.

-Pour the batter to lined baking tin, bake for 40 minutes in a pre-heated oven.

-when it is done, remove, cool and keep it ready for stuffing.

Second – Mango filling:


Mango – 1 or 2 (depending on the size)

Icing sugar – 2 tea spoons


-Peel the skin, hold the mango flat on your left hand. Mark so many cuts in horizontal and vertical manner and make tiny square pieces. Finally squeeze the seed to extract remaining pulp.

-Add icing sugar or sugar powder, mix nicely and keep this in the fridge until you are done with the sauce making and slicing the cake.

Third- Mango sauce for dressing or to drizzle:


Mango – 1 or 2

Icing sugar – 1 or 2 tea spoons

Butter – 1 table spoon

Juice of Lemon – 1 tea spoon


-Remove outer skin of mango, chop and make a puree.

-Take one sauce pan, add mango puree, butter, icing sugar, lemon juice and boil it nicely and switch off the gas.

Fourth: Now Comes the assembling part:

Step 1: Take the cake (completely cooled one) and slice it horizontally. You will get 2 discs.

Step 2: Take out mango filling, equally spread this on one of the flat disc.

Step 3: place another halved disc on mango filling.

Step 4: If you like mango, go ahead and pour the sauce as a dressing to cover the top of the cake and slice it or you can drizzle the sauce while serving as well.


-One can use 2 cups of All purpose flour as well in place of 2 combined flours OR Use 1 ½ cup of All purpose or whole wheat and ½ cups of Ragi as well.

– To substitute eggs, use flax gel and recipe is here.

-I have used is ¾ cup of brown sugar. Cake was less in sweetness and it tasted more like coffee and was chocolatey.

-You can use less or more chocolates according to the quality of brand which you use.



Mango mini cake doughnuts:

Mini cake doughnut is an eye pleaser for any one. As summer is coming to an end and it’s school reopening time, wanted to try my hand at this Mango cake by using my protein rich millet health mix instead of All purpose flour. Usually I make this cake by using All purpose flour /Maida. I don’t like the taste of whole wheat with mango. When I was thinking to replace Maida in this recipe, I thought of using millet flour and proceeded. It turned out very tasty and soft. It worked out just fine as a short break snack for my ever-supportive daughter V, who tastes and gives her feedback in every step of my kitchen experiments. 

It is an eggless recipe as well as healthy and I don’t consider this as a dessert. It is a 100 % snack and very filling as well as filled with goodness and natural flavour from summer fruit Mango. If you are into healthy baking and want to try it out, I am sure, you will like this recipe.

I’m excited to share this recipe with you all –


Millet health mix – 1 ½ cup (you can use all purpose flour as well)

Salt – ¼ tsp

Chocolate chip – ¼ cup

Cardamom powder – ½ tea spoon

Baking powder – ½ tea spoon

Baking soda – 1 tea spoon

Mango puree – ¾ cup

Butter – 100 grams

Sugar – ½ cup

Curd – ½ cup


-Pre heat oven at 180°C. If you are using a baking tin, line the tray with butter paper or apply some butter, grease the mould and keep it ready.

-Mix all the dry ingredients together – Flour, salt, Choco chip, cardamom powder, baking powder, baking soda.

-Dry whisk everything and mix properly and keep aside.

-make mango puree from the cut pieces of mango’s. You can take any good variety of mango.

-Now take another bowl, take melted butter and beat. Add in sugar, mango puree, curd one by one respectively and beat nicely.

-Fold in dry ingredient and make homogenous mixture by using wooden or rubber spatula or with a light hand with a wire whisk.

-Pour the batter in cake tin, here I have used doughnut shaped mould.

– Bake the cake in a pre-heated oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until done.


Mango Jam:

Who doesn’t love Mango? Unfortunately, all good things only last a while, but no worries, one can preserve mango by making some homemade jams to savour even after its season ends.!

I started making this Jam almost 3 years back and want to share my recipe before it vanishes from the market for this year. So, yesterday I made this and I’m sharing it with you all-

Thanks to my dear friend Poornima, who provides me with a whole lot of home grown organic Mango’s from their garden.


Now I will proceed towards the procedure-


Mango’s – 500 Grams

Sugar- 500 grams

Saffron – 8 to 10 strands

Red chilli flakes – 1 teaspoon


 Wash, Peel the mangoes and chop.

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  Make puree by putting it in a mixer/ juice jar without adding any water.

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  Sieve this pulp to remove fibres (Here I have taken little fibrous home-grown variety)

  Collect the smooth pulp and heat it in a low fire, until it starts boiling.

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 Add sugar, saffron and red chilli flakes and cook until it is done.

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  To check the doneness, take some water in a small bowl, drop the cooked mixture in it, immediately it should form a thick mass. If it dissolves, then you should proceed cooking.

 When it is done, remove from the fire and cool completely.

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 Store this in a clean, dry bottle and refrigerate.


-If you use very sweet mango, adjust the quantity of sugar.

-If you use Alphonso variety, no need of sieving and you can directly proceed towards cooking after making pulp.

– If Mango is very sweet, then add 1 teaspoon of lemon juice at the end to give little tangy taste.

Homemade Maaza / Mango Juice:

Hi all. Today I bring to you Homemade Maaza !

Everyone knows what maaza is, but now you can also make it at home without any artificial flavors or preservatives and it tastes exactly the same!

My kids love this very refreshing bottled drink.So, I tried it at home and I make it a point to prepare it every year in Mango season 🙂



Ripe mangoes –    5

Raw (thothapuri) mango – 1 ½

Sugar – almost 2 ½ cup (according to taste)

Salt – ½ tsp.

Method : –

-Wash Ripe mangos and raw mangoes remove outer skin and chop it. Quantity should be 2:1 (ripe mango will be more and raw mango will be less).

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-Now take these chopped Mango pieces in the cooker, add around 2 cups of sugar, little water (up to mango pieces)

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-Cook this for two whistles, switch off the gas, when pressure releases, open the lid and cool the mixture.

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-When it becomes a little cool, blend this mixture by using hand blender or mixer grinder.

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-Now add required amount of water (check thickness while adding ) till you get required amount of thickness like store bought maaza .

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  • After achieving required thickness, add salt, check for sweetness, if u feel u need some more sugar, add and mix nicely.
  • After all the adjustment ,take one vessel and sieve this mixture and discard the fiber part.

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  • Collect this smooth juice in a clean bottle and keep this for cooling in a fridge. Serve and enjoy this juice after cooling.

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  • I got 3 liters of juice with the quantities I specified.