Spicy Mango Cupcakes by Keely

Today I have the lovely Keely from Hair Bows and Butter to introduce to you.
I first met this girl when we ad swapped a couple of weeks ago, and I've quickly come to love her. Honestly, its not just because of her amazing cupcake recipes!

She has such a treat for you today. Over to you Keely....

Hello lovely readers!  My name is Keely, I blog over at Hair Bows and Butter and I am so excited for my stay here on Eat Enjoy Live.  You can stop by my little corner of the Internet whenever you feel like it!  There are more cupcake recipes every Tuesday!  But let's get down to business!

These cupcakes were inspired by a snack I saw on Food Network.  I guess in some South American countries they eat slices of mango coated in cayenne pepper on a stick!  Such an interesting snack.  I thought it could make a really interesting cupcake!  

Beware, they are a little spicy, but that can be adjusted, you can use as much or as little cayenne as you would like (or leave it out all together if you just want plain mango which would also be delicious!)

Here's what you'll need to do.

Spicy Mango Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes
2 sticks room temperature butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup fresh pureed mango
1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 350.  Line two cupcake pans with liners.

In a large bowl whip together the butter and the sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).  Once the butter is light, add in the eggs and mix until well incorporated.

Add the salt, baking powder, baking soda and cayenne pepper.

Now add 1/3 of the flour, mix until just incorporated.  Follow this with the mango puree.  Add another 1/3 of the flour followed by the sour cream and the last 1/3 of the flour.  Mix until everything is incorporated.  Scrape the sides and mix one last time.

Scoop the batter into the cupcake pans, filling each cup about 2/3 full.  I do this by using a 2 oz ice cream scoop, this also produces incredibly even cupcakes, but you can use spoons as well.

Bake for 18 minutes or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting
2 8 ounce blocks cream cheese
1 stick room temperature butter
3-4 cups powdered sugar

So this is pretty much the easiest frosting ever.

In a medium bowl mix together to cream cheese and butter until smooth and fluffy.  Slowly add the powdered sugar, a little at a time.  Once the frosting reaches a thick consistency (or the consistency you're looking for) scoop it into a piping bag (or you can frost the cupcakes with just a knife).

Mango Glaze
If you have some left over mango puree this is a really great way to top off the cupcakes that will make them look super fancy!

Just take the leftover puree and add some powdered sugar (a half a cup or so) and mix well.  

Pipe the frosting on to the cooled cupcakes, drizzle the glaze on top and finish with a dusting of cayenne if desired.


Thanks for letting me visit lovelies!  Hope you enjoy the recipe!


Thanks girl!!

Isn't she just the sweetest? I'm 100% making these when I get home.

Have a great week everyone.


Kate said...

They look delicious!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

I can't wait to be back in Fiji and make those spicy mango cupcakes with fresh mangoes! Thanks for sharing lovely xoxox

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