Mango Cupcakes
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Mango Cupcakes

In Guatemala mangoes are in season right now, and I had some ripe ones just sitting in my fridge. It occurred to me…mango cupcakes? And here they are. The frosting is not too sweet, and you can really taste the mango in the cupcake.



Mango Cupcakes

A The Foodies’ Kitchen Original Recipe
Yield: 12 cupcakes

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick of butter at room temperature
2 eggs
2 tbsp. milk
3/4 cup ripe mango puree
¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt

Mango Frosting
2 sticks of butter
2 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
¼ cup ripe mango puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line your muffin pan with cupcake liners. Beat the butter and slowly add the sugar to it, beating until the sugar is dissolved. Add the eggs, one at a time into the mixture, and beat well.
  2. In another bowl, measure the flour and the baking powder. Pour dry ingredients into the butter mixture and mix well. Then add the mango puree and the milk and continue mixing. Don’t over beat!
  3. Pour into pan and bake for about 26 min. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  4. To make the frosting, beat the butter until it is light and fluffy, add half of the confectioner’s sugar, mango and vanilla and continue beating until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 min. Add the rest of the sugar and continue beating, for about another minute. Wait for the cupcakes to be completely cooled before frosting them.

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  • Christa
    Friday July 5th, 2013 at 07:26 PM

    What a great recipe. I love this cupcake! Have you ever tried substituting another fruit?

    • Helga
      Friday July 5th, 2013 at 07:32 PM

      Hi Christa,
      Thanks for your comment! We haven’t tried substituting another fruit, but it’s a good idea. I think ripe peaches would work, what do you think?

      • Christa
        Friday July 5th, 2013 at 07:37 PM

        I think so too. I’m debating trying peaches or strawberries for a birthday batch tomorrow because mangos aren’t native to my current location in NY but the recipe is so wonderful I’d like to give it a try.

  • Anisha Patel
    Saturday June 7th, 2014 at 06:33 AM

    Tried them yesterday and they were simply yum … Super soft and moist. Love them

    • Kitty
      Saturday June 7th, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      We’re glad you loved them! :D

  • Ellen
    Sunday June 29th, 2014 at 08:21 AM

    Made them with gluten free flour for my grandson. Will be using this one again. Mango season down here in Fl is in full swing.

    • Kitty
      Sunday June 29th, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      Hi Ellen! Thanks for your comment! What gluten-free flour did you use?