August 13, 2008

Vegan Mango Curd

Curd. Vegan. Lowfat. Seriously.

This is part one of my future mango coconut cake. Doesn't it look scrrrrumptious?

Instead of using one recipe this time, I fused two different curd recipes: vegan grapefruit curd from Vegan Visitor and mango curd from smitten kitchen. The mango curd would have been perfectly fine, of course, but I found the egg yolks and butter unnecessary. I want to be able to enjoy the cake, instead of reaching my richness quota after a couple of bites.

Oh, and I am posting a doubled recipe, as I needed enough curd for at least two layers in the cake.

Vegan Mango Curd

  • 2 15oz. mangoes, peeled and pitted, cut in 1/2 inch cubes (or whatever)
  • 1 cup sugar (I think you could get away with less, though)
  • 6 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup soy milk


  1. Puree mangoes and sugar in a food processor until uniformly smooth.
  2. Strain through a sieve into a saucepan. Discard solids.
  3. Whisk lime juice, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl.
  4. Heat mango puree over medium heat until bubbly, whisking constantly.
  5. Whisk in lime mixture. Continue whisking until thickened. (It does not take long.)
  6. Take curd off heat and whisk in soy milk.
  7. Cool and store in the fridge overnight.
  8. Make coconut cake. Eat an absurd amount... almost guilt-free. (disclaimer: not really.)

Look at that Rolex spoon. Word.

Disclaimer 2: The Wire Season 5 arrived today. I've already watched four episodes. Prepare for some serious urban vernacular. Please refer to your urban dictionary.


Deborah said...

I don't think I've ever had a mango curd - but it sounds fantastic!!

Sweet Bird said...

This is fantastic. I love the idea of a curd without all the eggs and butter. I've never tried mango curd, but it's definitely bookmarked!

Passionate About Baking said...

I love it that this is without eggs & also love it that you use mangoes so extensively...YUM!!

Anonymous said...

I just happened across your blog when digging through Nicole's blog, Baking Bites. I can not wait to try the mango curd! Oh so yummy!

Taj said...

About how much mango puree would come from 2 15oz mangoes? I just ran 12 through my food processor and would like to try this recipe.