Monday, May 24, 2010

Easy Lime cupcakes with Mango frosting

I found this recipe online and just had to try it!!! Its easy and yummy! I think the only change I’ll make next time is trying a cream cheese mango frosting and that's just because cream cheese is my favorite! LoL :)

Here are a few pictures to go with the recipe :)

100_5967 Our first batch100_5970 Mangoes and lime :)Yum 100_5983 I think he likes it?!100_5972I only burned myself 1’s 100_5974mixing the frosting100_5978 Perfection!!

 

For the cake:
A basic vanilla cupcake recipe or boxed vanilla cake
1 large lime
For the Frosting:
2 sticks softened butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
6+ cups powdered sugar
1 ripe mango
1 lime
Prepare the cupcakes as directed for your basic vanilla cupcake recipe.  Add the zest and juice of a whole lime (if avaliable Key Limes can be used here) to the prepared batter and fold in until it is incorporated.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.  Remove from oven and allow to cool. 
While the cupcakes are cooling peel and dice one whole mango (about 1 cup).  Place the mango in a saucepan and add the juice of 1 lime.  On medium heat cook this down until the mango has become soft (stiring with a whisk helps this allong), about 7-10 minutes.  When the mango peices have all broken down in the pot, transfer to a food processer and blend until smooth.  Set aside and allow to cool.
In a large bowl beat the softened butter until smooth.  Add two cups of the powdered sugar and beat until smooth.  Then add two more cups and beat until smooth.  Then add the milk and vanilla and two more cups of powdered sugar.  Once that is blended and smooth, add the cooled mango puree and blend.  Add more powdered sugar to reach the desired consistency.  Place frosting in a piping bag with a tip and frost the cooled cupcakes.  Decorate with a slice of lime

1 comment:

mmcloud said...

I was lucky enough to taste these and they are worth every calorie I am sure are in them. ha ha