March 12, 2011

Bollywood Starlets

I just learned that mangoes originated in India.  They produce approximately 13.5 million pounds of this sweet, succulent, and wonderfully juicy fruit each year.  Thank you India!

Mangoes.  I love mangoes.  I love the way mangoes smell.  I love the way mangoes look.  I love the way mangoes taste.  I especially love the way mangoes go so well in a nice, light, butter cream frosting.  That's right, mango butter cream frosting!  I can't decide if this stuff is heaven in a bowl, or just plain sinful!  The frosting pairs beautifully with banana cake.

For the Cake
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar and enough milk to fill a 3/4 cup measuring cup
1 cup ripe, mashed bananas
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder

Preparation:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line mini-muffin tin with paper liners
1. In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
2. In another bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
3. Gradually add the dried ingredients to the creamed mixture.
4. Add vinegar and milk mixture and mashed bananas, beat well.
5. Bake approximately 10-12 minutes, or until inserted toothpick comes out clean

For the frosting
2 sticks salted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 - 1/3 cup mango puree
20 ounces confectioner's sugar (add more or use less to reach desired consistency)

1. Mix butter, cream cheese and mango puree until well blended
2. Slowly add confectioner's sugar until desired consistency is reached

~ completely cool cupcakes before frosting
~ may store cupcakes in refrigerator for two days
~ bring refrigerated cupcakes to room temperature before serving


  1. Such a cute name for cupakes :)
    I love mangoes too and this frosting looks divine!
    Are you on facebook or twitter so i can follow you....

  2. These look beautiful. Congrats on your blog!

  3. Congrats on starting your blog! The picture of the cupcakes is beautiful!

  4. wow....what a delicious cupcake!! the mango frosting sounds so very very good, I would love to sample a few!
    Welcome to foodbuzz and the blogsphere!

  5. Bianca, Congrats on starting your blog, I love looks like a sweet little dream. Such a cute name for these cupcakes. They sound delicious. Sorry it took me so long to come...I've been offline for a few days. Come and visit us soon :)