Refrigerator Mango Graham Cake: A Tropical Twist on an Old-Fashioned Favorite

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Cool your days with Mango Graham Cake!

Hello lovely moms ! April here with, helping you find calm in the chaos of motherhood from my tropical island home of Marinduque!

With mango season coming to an end and mangoes getting cheaper, I’m sharing a delicious Filipino dessert that celebrates this sunny fruit – Mango Graham cake (also called Mango Float in these parts! My family (and friends!!!) love this refrigerator cake and with the ease of doing it, you’d think we can have it every other week. Price is a concern off-season so I’m taking advantage of the oversupply, hehe.

Cheap Mangoes for Mango Graham Cake

This moist, layered cake is a no-bake cake that gives a tropical twist to the classic graham snack cake by folding in chunks of ripe mango. The sweet-tart flavor and fragrant aroma of the mangoes infuse every bite of this comforting treat.

Try this no-bake cake layers sweetened cream with diced mango and graham cracker crumbs for a simple yet sophisticated treat your kids will adore. The crispy-yet-soft graham base soaks up the fruity cream filling while adding crunch to every bite.

How to make The Mango Graham Cake

To make this easy dessert recipe, the fresh ripe mangoes are the star. Dice two mangoes into small, 1⁄2 -inch cubes and set aside in the refrigerator so the mangoes will not discolor. In a large bowl or mixer, whip one packet of  chilled All Purpose Cream and one can of chilled Condensada until thickened. Condensada is the Filipino sweetened condensed milk like Alaska condensed milk or Alpine condensed milk.

For US brands these are what I found on Amazon: While there isn’t a specific category for condensed milk, here are some of the top-rated sweetened condensed milk brands based on customer reviews:

  • Nestlé Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk is a classic and popular choice. It’s made with whole milk and sugar, and it’s perfect for baking and making desserts.
  • Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk is another great option. It’s also made with whole milk and sugar, and it has a rich, creamy flavor.
  • 365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Sweetened Condensed Milk is a good option for those who are looking for an organic option. It’s made with organic milk and sugar, and it has a slightly different flavor than the other two brands.

Meanwhile, crush about 12 graham cracker sheets into fine crumbs. You can use your mixer or do it manually with a bottle or any heavy object. Mix the crumbs with melted butter and 1 tablespoon sugar, then press into the bottom of an airtight baking dish.

Next comes the layering! Start with a layer of mango cubes, followed by a layer of the sweetened cream mixture. Repeat layering the fruit and cream, ending with the cream on top.

Cover and refrigerate the assembled mango cake overnight to allow the flavors to meld and the graham base to soak up the creamy vanilla-mango filling. Serve well-chilled for an elegant yet simple dessert, fit for afternoons spent gazing at tropical seas.

Anyway, here’s the recipe!

I hope this Filipino tropical twist on an old-fashioned dessert favorite brings back sweet memories and create moments of joy with your little ones.

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