Fresh Mango Shortcake Recipe with Macadamia Nuts | Delicious Dessert

Fresh Mango Shortcake

Fresh Mango Shortcake Recipe with Macadamia Nuts | Delicious Dessert
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Fresh Mango Shortcake
Fresh Mango Shortcake

Fresh Mango Shortcake is a delightful and refreshing dessert that combines the sweetness of ripe mangoes with the creaminess of ice cream and the crunch of macadamia nuts. This dessert is perfect for a summer day or any time you are craving a tropical treat.


The origins of Fresh Mango Shortcake are not well-documented, but it is believed to have been inspired by traditional shortcake recipes that use berries or other fruits. The addition of mangoes gives this dessert a unique and exotic twist that is sure to impress your guests.


How to prepare

  1. In a small saucepan, combine orange juice, sugar, and lemon peel. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Peel and cube the mangoes, then stir the diced mango into the syrup and set aside.
  3. Cut the cake slices in half diagonally.
  4. On each plate, place one cake triangle and top it with one scoop of ice cream.
  5. Place the second cake triangle on each plate, leaning against the ice cream.
  6. Spoon about 0.25 cup of the mango sauce over the ice cream and sprinkle with nuts.


  • Try using different types of nuts, such as almonds or pistachios.
  • Experiment with different flavors of ice cream, such as coconut or vanilla bean.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to use ripe mangoes for the best flavor and texture.

- You can use store-bought pound cake or make your own for this recipe.

- Feel free to customize this recipe by adding other fruits or toppings, such as whipped cream or caramel sauce.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fresh Mango Shortcake with a sprinkle of extra nuts or a drizzle of caramel sauce for added flavor.

Cooking Techniques

The key cooking techniques for this recipe include simmering the mango sauce and assembling the shortcake with layers of cake, ice cream, and mango sauce.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have macadamia nuts, you can use almonds or pecans instead. You can also use any type of cake or ice cream that you prefer.

Make Ahead Tips

You can make the mango sauce ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to assemble the shortcake.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fresh Mango Shortcake in a glass or on a decorative plate for an elegant presentation. Garnish with a sprig of mint for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Fresh Mango Shortcake pairs well with a glass of sparkling wine or a cup of hot tea.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fresh Mango Shortcake in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, simply microwave for a few seconds until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fresh Mango Shortcake contains approximately 350 calories.


Each serving of Fresh Mango Shortcake contains approximately 45 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fresh Mango Shortcake contains approximately 15 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fresh Mango Shortcake contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fresh Mango Shortcake is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and potassium.


This recipe contains nuts and dairy (ice cream), so please be cautious if you have allergies to these ingredients.


Fresh Mango Shortcake is a delicious dessert that is relatively high in carbohydrates and fats, but also provides essential vitamins and minerals.


Fresh Mango Shortcake is a delicious and tropical dessert that is perfect for any occasion. With its combination of sweet mangoes, creamy ice cream, and crunchy nuts, this dessert is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a cherished one. It was a warm summer day, with the sun shining brightly and a gentle breeze blowing through the kitchen window. I had just returned from a visit to the local farmers market, where I had picked up some fresh, ripe mangoes that were just begging to be turned into something delicious.

As I stood in my kitchen, surveying the bounty of produce before me, I knew that I wanted to make something special with those mangoes. I had already made mango salsa and mango smoothies in the past, but this time I wanted to try something different. That's when I remembered a conversation I had with a dear friend many years ago, who had shared with me her recipe for Fresh Mango Shortcake.

I quickly dug through my recipe box and found the handwritten note from my friend, detailing the ingredients and instructions for making the shortcake. I gathered all the necessary ingredients and set to work, feeling a sense of excitement and anticipation as I began to mix and measure.

The recipe called for a simple shortcake base, made with flour, sugar, butter, and a touch of vanilla. The dough came together easily, and I rolled it out into a thick round before placing it in the oven to bake. While the shortcake baked, I peeled and sliced the mangoes, marveling at their sweet and fragrant aroma.

Once the shortcake was golden brown and fragrant, I removed it from the oven and let it cool slightly before slicing it in half horizontally. I then whipped up some fresh cream, sweetened with a bit of sugar and flavored with a hint of almond extract. I spread a generous layer of the whipped cream on the bottom half of the shortcake, followed by a layer of the sliced mangoes.

I carefully placed the top half of the shortcake on top, pressing down gently to secure the layers together. The final touch was a dusting of powdered sugar on top, adding a touch of sweetness and elegance to the finished dessert.

As I took my first bite of the Fresh Mango Shortcake, I was transported to a place of pure delight and contentment. The flavors of the ripe mangoes, sweet cream, and buttery shortcake melded together perfectly, creating a symphony of taste and texture that was truly divine.

From that day on, Fresh Mango Shortcake became a staple in my repertoire of recipes. I made it for family gatherings, dinner parties, and special occasions, always receiving rave reviews and requests for the recipe. Each time I made it, I thought of my dear friend who had shared the recipe with me, and I felt grateful for her generosity and culinary inspiration.

Now, as I sit here in my kitchen, preparing to make Fresh Mango Shortcake once again, I am filled with a sense of joy and nostalgia. The recipe has become a beloved tradition in my family, passed down from generation to generation, and I know that it will continue to bring happiness and delight for years to come.

So, as I gather the ingredients and begin to mix and measure, I can't help but smile as I think back on that warm summer day when I first discovered the magic of Fresh Mango Shortcake. It is a memory that I will always hold dear, a reminder of the power of good food and good friends to bring joy and connection into our lives. And for that, I am truly grateful.


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