Mango Star Cupcakes

mango star cupcakes recipe foil baking cases summertime light fresh cakes

So it looks like summer might finally be here! I won’t say more in case of jinxing the beautiful sunshine away, but safe to say I have had a pasty limb or four out in the rays at every possible opportunity 🙂

Earlier this evening, inspired by the fresh summer weather, I picked up some mango in the supermarket. Being Rob’s favourite, I thought it would be gone in a flash. But, he was out, I happened upon a mango yoghurt in the fridge, and a little baking plan formed in my head…

mango cupcakes recipe ingredients fresh juicy fruit tesco activia yoghurt

I couldn’t find a recipe that exactly matched up what I wanted to make, so with some inspiration from chocablog, I concocted these little beauties:

Mango Cupcakes (makes 8 – 10)

100g fresh mango
125g mango yoghurt (or another fruity flavour if you can’t find mango)
75g butter
75g caster or granulated sugar
1 large egg
125g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

Fruity Vanilla Buttercream

50g butter
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla bean extract
120g icing sugar

Mango Coulis Icing

100g fresh mango
1 tablespoon water
30g icing sugar

In the absence of any yellow or orange cupcake cases (seriously, and my baking cupboard is like a rainbow! I must go shopping more…), I sprung upon these amazing star foil cases from dotcomgiftshop. I bought them months ago and have been waiting for an opportunity to use them ever since – well no time like the present. They were super easy to bake with, no change in time or temperature from normal cupcakes, and didn’t require a shaped tin as the foil completely holds it’s shape.

foil star baking cases from dotcomgiftshop review and how to use

Method

– Blend the yoghurt and chopped mango to form a paste
– Cream the butter and sugar, beat in the egg and the mango mixture
– Sieve the flour and baking powder, and fold into the mixture
– Spoon into cases, and bake for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees C until golden, well-risen and springy to the touch

mango star cupcakes foil baking cup dotcomgiftshop freshly baked just risen

For the buttercream, I simply beat the ingredients together, and piped onto the cool cupcakes using a wide star nozzle. First I piped each point of the star, trailing the icing off as I got to the edge:

star cupcakes foil case icing pointed star vanilla buttercream sugar

icing star instructions on mango cupcakes foil casing from dotcomgiftshop

…finishing on the top with a final piped star centre:

buttercream star iced mango cupcake vanilla icing recipe ingredients

Have a quick google and you’ll see coulis can be made in endless ways – blending the mango straight from cold, boiling for a while, cooking up with sugar, or really however you please! I chopped mine into small pieces, and simmered in the water for about 5 minutes until it was extra juicy and soft. Then, it simply went into the blender with the icing sugar, and blitzed to form a smooth paste.
Quite honestly it nearly didn’t make it to the cakes – I could have just eaten the whole lot with a spoon! Finally I conceded and poured it into a thin-nozzled piping bag, creating contrasting star shapes over the top of the buttercream.

mango star cupcake recipe ingredients and instructions foil baking cases cups buttercream icing and orange mango coulis

Just look at that mango… how could you resist? I just love all the fresh juicy fruits we get in summer!

mango coulis on star iced cupcake vanilla buttercream orange summer fruit recipes

And inside is a similarly yummy story – moist, springy cake, light smooth buttercream, and that striking tangy mango topping. Mmhmmm!

inside cut open cupcake mango recipe vanilla buttercream and mango coulis moist spong cake

As with all cake (surely?) they are best eaten straight away (no problem there!). They will keep for a day or so in the fridge but the mango coulis might get a little sticky in storage. Not the worst problem ever 🙂 Here’s to a long, hot, fresh & fruity summer!

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2 thoughts on “Mango Star Cupcakes

  1. I don’t know what it is about adding yoghurt to cakes but it just makes them sooooo yummy. These look super delish!

    Dotcomgiftshop has become a mecca for cakey stuff hasn’t it? I love it that they have such cute and unusual things. I love the star cases. I must get me some of them!

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