The Black Teapot

May 24, 2011

Tropical Cupcakes

Filed under: Uncategorized — blackteapot @ 4:47 am
Mango cupcakes with a pineapple cream cheese icing and toasted coconut
Makes 24 cupcakes
Cake recipe*:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 large mango, peeled and finely diced, about 1 cup
Icing recipe:
  • 12oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup fresh pineapple, finely diced, or 1 8oz can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut, optional
Preheat oven to 350*F. In a medium bowl cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well. In a smaller bowl, combine dry ingredients. Slowly add to butter mixture, alternating with milk. Stir in mango. If batter seems a little dry, add milk by the tablespoon until it reaches a soft batter.
Using an ice cream scoop, drop batter into lined cupcake pan, filling about half full. Bake 12-15 minutes, until done and golden brown on top. Allow to cool before icing.
Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add in crushed pineapple, mixing well. Add icing sugar to taste. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add coconut, stirring often until light brown and toasted. Remove from heat immediately as coconut will continue to toast.
Ice cool cupcakes, and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Keep refrigerated.
*Boxed cake mix can be substituted.

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