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Mango cupcakes
Mango Cupcakes With Mango Buttercream Frosting
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
27 mins
Total Time
52 mins

Vegan Mango Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream Frosting. Each bite of this cupcake is a smooth tropical kiss with a hint of cardamom. The velvety buttercream is mindblowingly delicious.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: nut-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Vaishali
For the Mango Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder (use green cardamoms)
  • 1 1/2 cups mango pulp or puree
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (don't use unrefined coconut oil because it will add a very strong flavor. Any unflavored oil, or even olive oil, would be a better choice.)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For the Mango Buttercream Frosting:
  • 16 tbsp (2 sticks) vegan butter like Earth Balance, softened at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup mango pulp or puree
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Make Mango Cupcakes:
  1. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Mix in the green cardamom powder.

  2. In another bowl, beat together until well-mixed the mango puree, oil, sugar and vanilla extract.

  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a whisk just until you have a smooth batter. Do not overmix or overbeat.
  4. Divide the batter equally among 12 cups of a standard-sized muffin pan lined with cupcake liners. Smooth down the tops with the back of a spoon or spatula or you will have a lumpy top (it’ll still taste delicious, though :) )

  5. Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven about 27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Make Mango Buttercream Frosting:
  1. Cream the butter with a hand mixer or in a stand mixer, with the whisk attachment, until fluffy, about 1 minute.

  2. Now add the mango puree and vanilla and half the sugar. Beat until mixed, then add the remaining sugar and beat until mixed. This should take no more than 2 minutes altogether.
  3. Frost the cupcakes after they’ve cooled completely.