Mango Cupcakes


Mango Cupcakes are a delightful tropical twist on the classic cupcake, bursting with the sweet and tangy flavor of ripe mangoes. These moist and flavorful treats are perfect for summer gatherings, picnics, or anytime you crave a taste of the tropics. Topped with a creamy mango frosting and adorned with fresh mango slices or coconut flakes, Mango Cupcakes are sure to brighten any occasion and leave your taste buds longing for more. In this guide, we’ll explore how to make these delicious cupcakes at home, featuring key ingredients, preparation techniques, and tips for success.

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For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup mango puree (from fresh or canned mango)
  • 1/4 cup milk

For the Mango Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup mango puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare the Muffin Tin:

    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Prepare the Cupcake Batter:

    • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
    • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the mango puree and milk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  3. Fill the Muffin Tin:

    • Divide the cupcake batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake the Cupcakes:

    • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
    • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool in the muffin tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Prepare the Mango Frosting:

    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, mixing until smooth and creamy.
    • Add the mango puree and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined and fluffy.
  6. Frost the Cupcakes:

    • Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, frost them with the mango frosting using a piping bag or offset spatula.
    • Garnish the frosted cupcakes with fresh mango slices or coconut flakes, if desired.

Tips for Success

  • For the best flavor, use ripe mangoes for both the cupcake batter and the frosting.
  • If fresh mangoes are not available, you can use canned mango puree as a convenient alternative.
  • Be sure to cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy to achieve a tender and moist cupcake crumb.
  • Avoid overmixing the cupcake batter to prevent dense or tough cupcakes.
  • If you prefer a stronger mango flavor, you can add a few drops of mango extract to the cupcake batter or frosting.


Mango Cupcakes are a delightful treat that brings a taste of the tropics to any occasion. With their moist and flavorful crumb, topped with creamy mango frosting, these cupcakes are sure to delight your taste buds and transport you to a sunny paradise with every bite. By following this guide and incorporating the suggested ingredients, instructions, and tips, you can easily make these delicious cupcakes at home and enjoy the sweet and tangy flavor of ripe mangoes in every mouthful. So gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to indulge in the tropical goodness of Mango Cupcakes with family and friends!

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