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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Strawberry Mango Cupcakes with Strawberry Mango butter cream frosting

I think Spring may finally be on it's way.   wooooo hooooo  I was in a puttering  mood the day I made these (the end of March).  I have days when I just jump from one project to another and it seems to take me all day to get all of them done.  I must admit there are days not all the projects get completed.  Not a bigger anymore since I'm retire...there's always tomorrow or the day after that.  :)
I had bought a Mango which I've never cooked with but several times on the Food Network they have used it for different types of things.  I also had just bought some really nice looking strawberries so I thought they sounded like a great combo.  Off to the kitchen to bake.
1 1/4 cup self rising flour
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
2 eggs
2 tbsp. yogurt (can also use milk if the mixture is a bit dry)
2/3 cup light pureed mango and strawberries
Preheat oven to 350. Line your muffin pan with cupcake liners
Cream the butter and slowly add the sugar and cream until the sugar are dissolved.  Add the egg, one at a time into the mixture and beat well.  In another bowl, measure the flour and the baking powder.  Slowly pour into the wet mixture and mix well. Then add the mango strawberry puree.   Pour into pan and bake for about 20 min, test with toothpick.

Mango/Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting
1 /2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup mango/strawberry  puree
Zest and juice of 1 orange, lime or lemon *about 2 Tbl.
2 tablespoons honey
4-5 cups of powdered sugar
In a mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add mango/strawberry puree, zest and juice  and honey. Mix well. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired spreading consistency is reach.  (I didn't like the way this came out, it was too sweet for my taste and it looked awful)  :(    Sorry about that.  To me the icing looks sweet.  I may have added to much juice because it didn't really set up.  Oh well, next time.

These are very refreshing and  tasty.  Hope you give them a a try.  I will experiment some more with Mango's in the future.  Already have a couple of ideas going in my head.  Just call me the mad baker.  LOL
Have a wonderful day and Remember to Find the Time to do ALL the things YOU love. 


Only Fish Recipes said...

first time cupcakes look just so delicious.....very tempting ! you hav a wonderful space here...glad to follow viist my space whenever u hav time :-)

Only Fish Recipes said...

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