Mango Coconut Cake (Vegan, Gluten Free, Palm Oil Free)

This Mango Coconut Cake Recipe was created for Perkier to support their Cakes4Apes campaign in collaboration with the International Animal Rescue Organisation.

Their wonderful team has kindly allowed me to share the recipe on my end also, so my dear readers don’t have to miss out on this delicious mango & coconut cake creation!

If you’ve visited my Cakes & Bakes section, you might spot that I’m not usually a regular in vegan gluten free baking, which is simply due to no coeliacs living in our household. I do however love the challenge in creating something delicious with new ingredients, so I was all over this cake baking project and after all, it lead to the scrummy creation that is this Mango & Coconut Cake!

A little more about Cakes4Apes:

As part of the International Animal Rescue Organisation, Cakes4Apes runs from 1st – 30th April in its second year running. The aim is for people all over the world to bake cakes to raise money for all the orang-utans currently being cared for by the International Animal Rescue.

Mango Coconut Cake Vegan Gluten Free Palm Oil Free

This Mango Coconut Cake is:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Palm Oil Free
  • Created with Fresh Mango
  • Super Fruity
  • Creamy
  • Following a simple recipe

This cake is mainly created in 2 parts: the cake base, which is baked, and the filling, which is combined and heated on the stove top before added onto the base and set in the fridge. To keep the cake entirely palm oil free, I’ve used Naturli’s Vegan Butter Spread – it appears to be the only palm oil free vegan butter widely available in the UK as of April 2019 (unless you’ve found one, then please let me know in the comments below!)

For the cake I have used a 7” cake tin myself as I simply didn’t have a bigger one to hand, but the recipe ingredients are intended for a 9” cake tin – and yes I totally made a second cake base and tackled he leftover mango filling with a spoon straight after 😉

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Mango Coconut Cake Vegan Gluten Free Palm Oil Free

Mango Coconut Cake (Vegan, Gluten Free, Palm Oil Free)

  • Author: romylondonuk
  • Prep Time: 270
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 4 hours 55 minutes
  • Yield: One 9'' cake tin 1x
  • Category: Cake
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free


(Coco)nuts for mango cake! This colourful and delicious Mango Coconut Cake is vegan, gluten free & also palm oil free – with a baked base and a delicious filling ‘baked’ by our fridge.



For the cake base:

  • 50g hazelnuts, ground
  • 125g vegan butter (palm oil free by Naturli)
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla flavouring
  • Pinch of salt
  • 50g marzipan
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 4 Tbsp apple puree
  • 175g plain gluten free flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 100g coconut shreds

For the filling:

  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp Agar Agar
  • 250g mango puree
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 100g whipped soy cream
  • Roughly 200g strawberries

For decoration:

In addition:

  • Coconut Oil to grease the tin
  • Coconut Shreds for the tin

Mango Coconut Cake Vegan Gluten Free Palm Oil Free


  1. Preheat your oven to 200C. Grease your cake tin (ideally 9’’) and sprinkle coconut shreds across the bottom.
  2. In a large bowl cream the butter with brown sugar, vanilla extract and pinch of salt. Using a separate bowl, break the marzipan using the back of a fork and blend it with the juice of 1 orange until smooth. Add the marzipan mix as well as apple puree to the creamed butter.
  3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, then add it to the liquids alongside the coconut shreds and hazelnuts.Pour the batter into your cake tin and bake it in the middle of your oven for about 25 minutes. Once removed, let the cake base cool down completely.
  4. For your cake filling, combine the coconut milk with the Agar Agar and heat the mix for 1-2 minutes whilst continuously stirring. Let it cool down to room temperature, then add in the mango puree, lime juice and powdered sugar. Stir in the whipped cream and combine everything until smooth.
  5. Line the sides of your cake tin with baking parchment and decorate the outer edge of the tin with strawberry halves. Gently pour the cake filling onto the cooled bake base and smooth the top with a pallet knife or spatula. Place the cake in the fridge for about 4 hrs to set.
  6. Decorate the cake before serving – I love getting creative with whipped soy cream, strawberries and Perkier bites!


To decorate the cake wait until it’s completely set – this takes about 4 hours in the fridge, or ideally overnight.

Keywords: mango cake, mango tart, gluten free cake

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