Desserts, Ramadan

No Bake Mango Cake

a tray of no bake chilled dessert ready to be served and devoured

This delicious and simple No Bake Mango Cake is the dessert of your dreams. The luscious and creamy filling paired with the beautiful flavors of mango makes this dessert something unforgettable.

Mangoes are refreshing and light in flavor, and they make for great desserts. You could make this dessert into individual cups which makes for a perfect party treat. You won’t go bake to other desserts after trying how easy this is.

If you like the effortless methods to desserts and would like to try other flavored desserts, try my no bake coffee cake, or if you like something really creamy and luscious, then try my no bake eclair cake recipe. Both are popular amongst my readers!


a tray of no bake mango cheesecake with diced mango on top
We finished the tray in like 2 days.


Mangoes are one of the most popular fruits in the world and it’s not hard to see why. They are sweet, juicy, and full of flavor, making them the perfect ingredient for desserts.

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for warm weather, then you should definitely try my no bake mango cake.


What Is a No Bake (mango) Cake?

A no bake mango cake is a dessert that is made without using an oven. This means that you don’t need to worry about preheating the oven or baking the cake for a long time. Instead, the cake is set in the fridge or freezer, allowing it to set and become firm without any baking required.

In this case, there is no need for the stove top too! It makes for the perfect fuss-free dessert.


a piece of ice box mango cake served in a blue plate with diced mango and fresh mint leaves on top
This will be on repeat!

No Bake Ice Box Mango Cake

When it comes to making desserts for Ramadan, or parties, or Eid, I prefer going the no bake route. These types of desserts are just much easier to prepare, and usually feed a larger crowd. They’re easy to double, triple or quadruple. You get the idea.

During Ramadan, most nights, after breaking fast, I prefer having a cold and refreshing dessert. Something that is light, yet still is flavorful and begs me to come back for seconds or thirds (hint, this dessert IS exactly that).

You could easily customize a dessert like this. Ice box mango cake could easily become a strawberry, pineapple, or banana cake. You could add or remove fruits according to your tastes and preferences.


Baked Vs No Bake Desserts

When it comes to desserts, there are many recipes that require baking, while others can be made without turning on the oven. Here are some differences between no-bake and baked desserts:

Cooking Time: No bake desserts always take the cake here. They need a lot less “cooking” times. One disadvantage, is the setting or resting time. Most need a good few hours to settle, firm up, and develop flavor.

Texture: No-bake desserts are usually a lot more light and creamy. Take into consideration a baked mango cheesecake vs a no bake mango cheesecake. The no bake mango cheesecake will almost always win here. The texture is just more desirable over the baked version.

Ingredient Requirements: Baked desserts typically require more ingredients than no-bake desserts. This is because the baked desserts require certain ingredients like baking powder, eggs, and flour to rise and cook properly.

No-bake desserts, on the other hand, usually require fewer ingredients and can be made with simple ingredients like whipped cream, condensed milk, and cookies, like this no bake mango cake.

Convenience: No-bake desserts are often more convenient to make than baked desserts. They require minimal prep time and can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Baked desserts, on the other hand, require more time and effort to prepare and may need to be baked fresh on the day of the event.

Overall, whether you choose to make a baked or no-bake dessert depends on your personal preference and the occasion. Baked desserts are great for special occasions or when you want to make something elaborate, while no-bake desserts are perfect for quick and easy treats that can be enjoyed anytime.


a tray of mango cheesecake topped with diced mango and fresh mint leaves
Your ideal choice to impress your loved ones!

Top Tips

You can use frozen or fresh diced mangoes, but you might need to add more condensed milk as they aren’t as sweet.

Make sure the heavy cream is cold so it whips correctly. 

Make sure the mascarpone is at room temperature so it doesn’t cause lumps when whipping.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For how long can I store the leftovers of the no-bake mango cake?

Store the leftovers for up to 4 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Can I prepare this no-bake mango cake dessert ahead of time?

Yes, of course. In fact, it will be even better if you prepare it the night before.


a tray of no bake mango cake with diced mango on top
I guarantee that everyone will love it!

Ingredients Needed for No Bake Mango Cake

To make this delicious no bake mango cake, you’ll need a few simple ingredients that are easy to find in most supermarkets. I found all of mine at Walmart! Here is what you will need:

Mangoes: In this case, to make it easy, I used store bought mango pulp. Read the recipe notes to see what to do for using fresh or frozen mangoes.

Graham crackers: These are some of my favorite cookies to use for no bake desserts. They soften nicely and add to the dessert without overwhelming it.

Mascarpone cheese: You use it to create a creamy and smooth filling and gives it some oomph.

Whipping cream: You use it to add a light and airy texture to the filling.

Sweetened condensed milk: You use it to sweeten the filling, and goes really nicely with mango flavors.


a square piece of a no bake mango cheesecake without gelatin
Tastes as good as it looks.

How to Make a No-Bake Mango Cake

Now that you know what ingredients you’ll need, let’s take a look at how to make a no-bake mango cake. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

To start, add the heavy whipping cream and mascarpone cheese to a bowl. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip on high speed for 5 minutes, or until soft peaks.

Now, add in the some mango pulp and the sweetened condensed milk.

Beat on high speed for another 8 minutes, or until everything is thickened. It won’t be thick like normal whipped cream.

Next, line the bottom of your 9×13 pan with 1 layer of graham crackers. Brush each cookie with mango pulp. Now, add a generous layer of the cream, and spread it evenly.

Then, repeat the graham cracker layers and the cream layers, and the final layer should be cream.

After that, using whatever remaining mango pulp, draw straight lines spaced out about 1 inch from each other. Use a toothpick and drag it down the center of 1 line. Then for the next line, drag the toothpick the opposite way of the first one.

Finally, garnish with diced mangos. Let it refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours to set

Once the cake is set, you can remove it from the fridge and cut before serving.

You will LOVE this dessert!


a tray of no bake chilled dessert ready to be served and devoured
Where are the MANGO lovers?

Other Dessert Recipes to Try:

No Bake Eclair Cake

No Bake Coffee Cake (nescafe cake)

Easy (no bake) Lazy Cake

Awameh (Luqaimat)

Baklava Cheesecake Bars

Basbousa Bil Qishta

Almond Mafroukeh (No bake almond truffles)

Aish El Saraya Dessert

Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights Dessert)

Easy Moist Almond Cake


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a piece of ice box mango cake served in a blue plate with diced mango and fresh mint leaves on top

No Bake Mango Cake

Fatimah
Delicious, creamy, and refreshing mango cake is the perfect dessert for parties, gatherings, and Ramadan!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 15 minutes
3 hours
Course brunch, Dessert, party meal, Snack
Cuisine International

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream cold
  • 8 ounces mascarpone cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1⅓ cups mango pulp See Notes*
  • 14.4 ounces graham crackers 1 box
  • 1 cup mango pulp for brushing

Diced mangos for decorating

    Instructions
     

    • Add the heavy whipping cream and mascarpone cheese to a bowl. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip on high speed for 5 minutes, or until soft peaks.
    • Add in the 1⅓ cups mango pulp and the sweetened condensed milk.
    • Beat on high speed for another 8 minutes, or until everything is thickened. It won't be thick like normal whipped cream.
    • Line the bottom of your 9×13 pan with 1 layer of graham crackers. Brush each cookie with mango pulp. Add a generous layer of the cream, and spread it evenly.
    • Repeat the graham cracker layers and the cream layers, and the final layer should be cream.
    • Using whatever remaining mango pulp, draw straight lines spaced out about 1 inch from each other. Use a toothpick and drag it down the center of 1 line. Then for the next line, drag the toothpick the opposite way of the first one.
    • If you dragged from the top down, the second one should be dragged from the bottom to the top. Repeat until finished.
    • Garnish with diced mangos. Let it refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours to set.

    Notes

    1) If your grocery store does not have mango pulp (in a can), the best option would be to use canned diced mangoes. Strain them from the sugar syrup and blend them until smooth. 
    2) Make sure the heavy cream is cold so it whips correctly. 
    3) Make sure the mascarpone is at room temperature so it doesn’t cause lumps when whipping. 
    4) You can use frozen or fresh diced mangoes, but you might need to add more condensed milk as they aren’t as sweet.
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    4 thoughts on “No Bake Mango Cake

    1. Sarah says:

      5 stars
      I love this recipe! Anything with mango I will try!

    2. Kj Lakehal says:

      5 stars
      Delicious and so easy to make. We can’t get Graham Crackers easily here in the UK so I used plain Digestives and it worked fine.
      Will definitely be making this again as the kids loved it.

    3. Yasmeen says:

      5 stars
      I made this recipe for an iftar gathering and it was so light and refreshing! So easy and quick to make! So far I’m in love with falasteenifoodie recipes!

    4. Mona Abdallah says:

      5 stars
      I made this today! It’s very refreshing and easy to make definitely recommend!

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