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Day 316 – Fresh Mango Cupcakes

12 Jun

So far, I’ve made a fair number of fruit cupcakes.  Banana.  Strawberry.  Raspberry.  Lemon.  But today is a first.  The first Fresh Mango Cupcakes (recipe below from Dessarts).

Mango-Cupcake     Mini-Mango-Cupcake

The cupcakes are dense and sticky. They taste and feel a little like pound cake. Simple, sweet vanilla. But a bit heavier than a typical vanilla cupcake.


The filling is the consistency of a gelatin-type baby food. (I don’t mean that to be weird, or gross, it’s just what it reminds me of!) It has a sweet, tart mango flavor. Simple.


The frosting is light and smooth. It’s a very creamy buttercream. Sugary vanilla frosting.

Note: The writer has a yellow and an orange color line in the frosting. I attempted it, but it didn’t come out as pretty as theirs.

Fresh-Mango-Cupcake     Mini-Fresh-Mango-Cupcake

Together this cupcake is dense and creamy at the same time. The frosting is still very, very sweet compared to the filling and cupcake. But the tartness of the filling cuts through nicely. This cupcake ends up being more about a vanilla cupcake and vanilla frosting and less about mango. I kinda wish mango had been involved in one other part as well, to pull it all together.


Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 18



Fresh Mango Cupcakes (recipe from Dessarts)


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk

Mango Filling:

  • 1/2 cup fresh mango puree
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp corn starch mixed with 1 Tbsp cold water

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For directions visit Dessarts.

*Tomorrow: Ballpark Caramel Cracker Jack Cupcakes*

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