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  • 6 egg whites (at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups almonds (finely ground)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 45 grams unsalted butter (melted and at room temperature)
  • cooking spray
  • mango (Fresh, diced)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 inch fresh ginger (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • 172 grams unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/8 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mango (puree)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 3/4 cup whipped cream
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 220 Celsius.
  2. Line two cake pans with parchment paper and spritz with cooking spray.
  3. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed, add the sugar, and continue to beat until white and stiff.
  4. Mix the almonds, confectioners sugar, and eggs together on low speed until the volume is doubled, approximately 3 minutes. Add the flour and mix on low speed to incorporate.
  5. Gently fold in the egg whites. Fold in the butter.
  6. Divide the batter between the two cake pans and bake 5-7 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Bake time will vary depending on the size of the pan chosen.
  7. Use a knife to remove the edges of the cake from the pan and turn out onto a piece of parchment paper. Removed the parchment paper from the pans and place over each cake while cooling.
  8. Make the compote by combining the water, sugar, and ginger in a saucepan. Let come to a simmer, remove from heat, and let cool.
  9. For the frosting, place the egg whites and sugar in the top of a double boiler, with water underneath. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  10. Beat until the whites form peaks and cool completely. Add the butter, spoonful by spoonful, stirring completely after each to incorporate.
  11. Add the lime juice and the vanilla little by little.
  12. Make the mousse by heating the mango puree and the sugar together until the sugar dissolves.
  13. Place the gelatin in 1/4 cup of the water and microwave for 30 seconds, until melted. Add the mango puree and stir to incorporate. Let cool to room temperature.
  14. Beat the whipped cream until it forms beaks. Fold in the mango mixture little by little until firm.
  15. For the honey glaze, combine the honey, sugar, and butter in a saucepan until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside.
  16. Cut the cakes to form 3 equally sized layers. Place one layer on parchment paper and drizzle with compte. Spread with frosting and place fresh mango chunks on top. Top with another section of the cake and drizzle with compote. Spread with frosting and top with fresh mango. Top with the third layer of cake and drizzle with compote.
  17. Refrigerate for at least one hour. Spread with the mousse. Refrigerate for approximately one hour. Layer with glaze and refrigerate until firm.
  18. Decorate with fresh mango slices and serve.
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NutritionView more



Calories650Calories from Fat330
Total Fat37g57%
Saturated Fat14g70%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat330
Total Carbohydrate71g24%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Yummly User
Tabitha L. 6 Jun 2015
This is a delicious fancy cake for special occasions. It is different than any other cake I have ever made. I know I will make it again.