There is a little family that shows up once a week at my door, we call them the fruit boys. They show up with boxes upon boxes of fresh produce and charge us no more than 20 bucks for a huge haul of assorted fruits and veggies. This week among many other things we got a flat of glorious mango’s so dang good. So I decided to make some mango cupcakes and to my surprise they are really moist and really delicious. My friend who graduated culinary school and is the totally baking queen, could not get over how moist and tasty these were. AHHH that felt good.
p.s. you don’t need fresh mango’s, frozen will do.
You will need:
3 cups chopped mangos
3/4 cup mango puree, from recipe above, I used 7 mangos.
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice. freshly squeezed
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
4 large egg yolks
1/2 stick butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup mango puree, from recipe above
2 large egg white, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup cake flour
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
6 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces and softened
2 sticks of butter
6 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 cup mango curd
For the Mango Curd:
Peel the mango and cut the meat off of the seed.
Chop your mango and throw in a blender.
pour in a bowl and add the following
Stir up and add to a sauce pan.
whisk continuously over medium flame
Whisk until thickens and the temperature reaches 170˚
Pour into bowl cover up and refrigerate. Once its cooled, add the following:
For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350˚
ADD 2 teaspoons baking powder (I forgot the picture)
Combine till the butter is the size of small peas.
At this point add half of the Mango curd.
Butter your cupcake pan
For the Icing: You will use remaining mango curd
Whip it, whip it!!!
Poke your cupcakes, make a hole in the center
Use leftover curd, pour in the holes.
Fill frosting bag and use whatever tip you like. I chose this simple larger circle. This is not necessary its fine to just slather it on! If you are gonna use a frosting bag hold it in the center and in one big squeeze you will create the big blob!
Sprinkle the top with extra mango choppings