I just want to say -- I pulled up this recipe with my son sitting next to me and he said, "Whoa ... that looks awesome!" So there you go -- could you get a better recipe endorsement than that? But we're all obsessed with mango in our household.
This is a creamy take on mango, vanilla cupcakes with mango buttercream. It's just a simple frosting recipe with luscious pureed fresh mango mixed in. I got this recipe from Mango.org, which has great tips on picking out and cutting up mangoes.
Mini Vanilla Cupcakes With Mango Buttercream via Mango.org
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- 1 (15.25-ounce) box vanilla cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 large mangoes (about 2 pounds), pitted, peeled, and diced
- 2 1/2 sticks (10 ounces) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 5 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons white sparkling sugar sprinkles (optional)
For the Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line mini muffin tins with cupcake liners. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes then cool completely on wire rack.
For the Mango Buttercream: Puree one and a half diced mango in food processor or blender until smooth, set aside (will yield about 3/4 cup). Reserve remaining diced mango for garnish.
In a large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed, until smooth; slowly add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing between each addition.
Add 3/4 cup mango puree. Increase speed to high and beat until incorporated, about 2 minutes.
Transfer buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a pastry tip or a large zip top bag and top cooled cupcakes with buttercream. Top with 1 piece diced mango and sparkling sugar if desired.
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