Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mango and Coconut Cupcakes

A friend gave me some mangoes last week, harvested from her tree (how nice to have a mango tree!) and now that the mangoes are ripe, time to enjoy them sweet and juicy, and reserved some for this delicious cupcake! This cupcake has already been on my list to bake ever since two weeks ago, perfect timing too, for me to submit to Aspiring Bakers' theme for November, Enjoy Cupcakes! 


The original recipe calls for desiccated coconut, but I use sweetened coconut flakes. Other than this, I followed exactly as what the recipe calls for. I'm being very good this time, as I did not reduce the sugar as I would normally do! I figured 1/2 cup sugar for 12 cupcakes is reasonable enough! (wink!)


But instead of 12 cupcakes as stated in the book, I only got 9, and I use the regular sized-muffin pan as indicated.


Review for this cupcake : It is soft, moist and  tender, the mangoes are soft and delicious, and perfect with the flaky chewy coconuts. I like to use sweetened coconut flakes over the dry dessicated coconut as the coconut flakes are much coarser in texture and moist, it gives a lovely chewy coconut taste in each bite.  There is no vanilla extract in the recipe, but the lime zest and juice takes care of that really well. The next time I would add about 1/4 cup more chopped mangoes. And the sweetness is just right! Really good. And I like cupcakes like this, good on its own, without the need for any frosting or icing.


Oops, sorry for this poor photo! I made the cupcakes at night and this photo was taken at 10.00pm, did not check the photos after that! Gave some cupcakes to my neighbour, and we finished the rest, one each! No more cupcakes to "model" for me! LOL! But it is really moist and delicious, will definitely bake this again. 

I'm submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #13 : Enjoy Cupcakes! (November 2011) hosted by Min of Min's Blog

And also sharing this with :
Bake With Bizzy at Bizzy Bakes
Cookbook Sunday at Mom's Sunday Cafe


Mango and Coconut Cupcakes
(adapted from "Wild About Cupcakes" by Rachel Lane)
3/4 cup (125gm) all-purpose (plain) flour
1/2 cup (60gm) shredded (desiccated) coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (125gm) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup (100gm) sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
2 large eggs
1/4 cup (60ml) coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 cup (125gm) fresh or canned mango cheeks, coarsely chopped, plus extra, to decorate
Coconut flakes, to decorate


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F (170C/Gas 3).
  2. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. Combine the flour, shredded coconut, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. 
  4. Beat the butter, sugar, and lime zest in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until just blended after each addition.
  5. With mixer on low speed, add the mixed dry ingredients, alternating with the coconut milk and lime juice. Stir the mango in by hand.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, filling each one three-quarters full. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and firm to the touch. Transfer the muffin tin to a wire rack. Let cool completely before removing the cupcakes. Top each one with mango slices and coconut flakes.

43 comments:

  1. Oh my god, your cakes that were delicious ... fantastic double mango / coconut! Are beautiful congratulations!
    Kiss and good weekend:)

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  2. Love the combo flavour, mango and coconut ~ perfect!!

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  3. Cupcakes look simply yummy and delicious. Great preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. I love mangos and coco look delicious!! gloria

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  5. These sound delicious with the mango and coconut. Yum!

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  6. Love the combination! Coconut and mangoes definitely belong to each other.

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  7. Good lor your fren gave you mangoes..good lor KT and AT get eat the cupcakes...

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  8. i can imagine how tasty are the cupcakes with mangoes in them! yeah, i remember i asked you abt the sweetened coconut flakes, i shall try using them instead of dessciated coconut if i ever get a chance, want to see how's it like.

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  9. Asi con los trocitos de mango quedan muy bien.
    Un saludito

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  10. I love fruits in my cakes so I know I would love this too!

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  11. Te han quedado hermosos con mangos,me encantan abrazos grandes hugs,hugs.

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  12. I can't even imagine having a mango tree where I live. How delicious these cupcakes must taste with the freshest mango you can get!

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  13. That combination of mango and coconut sounds really delicious! You're lucky to have such a generous neighbor with a mango tree. :)

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  14. Ooh, mangoes... I'd love to have them as cupcakes or fresh as they are...

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  15. Wow...these do look incredibly moist! Love the combination of mango and coconut. I would LOVE to have a mango tree...lucky you to get some of your friend!

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  16. Hi Kitchen Flavours....the Nyonya's reputation still intact.....or rather Malacca women's....where cakes or cooking concerned.
    These mango cupcakes would make real good friends, after eating one, will be your friend for life, ha ha ha.

    Looking at the pics, I think 5 pieces should be fine with me, ha ha.
    You sure can make fantastic cupcakes....and the best are mango and coconut cupcakes!
    Have fun, and keep a song in your heart.
    Lee.

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  17. Lovely combo of mango and coconut.Sounds super yummy.

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  18. I'm mango lover, love the combo of this cupcake! mango and coconut, yummylicious!

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  19. I love these two flavors together. They are perfect for each other and having them in a cupcake just takes it over the top! AWESOME

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  20. wow...what a delicious combo....loved the use of mango in it !

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  21. What a delight!These look delicious and they are a bit different than the usual fare. I like them very much. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  22. Wat an exotic combi, cupcakes looks marvellous and damn delicious..

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  23. So nice to have a mango tree in the yard! These cupcakes sound delicious with the little chunks of mangoes in them.

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  24. You know...Your friend has been very kind to give you very delicious mangoes and you are very kind too giving these delicious cupcakes to your neighbour. Reading your post makes me feel that cooking and giving can really give everyone happiness :D

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  25. The cupcakes look so beautiful, mangoes and coconut go so well together. I do wish that I have a mango tree in my backyard as it is my favorite fruit. I definitely agree with the comment of Zoe.

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  26. Very nice golden color. The cake does look light and fluffy.

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  27. Wonderful cakes your beloved friend!!!
    Only these exotic materials are hard to find. Only perhaps in big cities ..
    many kisses

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  28. Love the combo flavors.....looks yum....

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  29. What a summery flavour profile. I really love coconut and mango together.

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  30. What a lovely cupcake! Joy, thanks for sharing with Cookbook Sundays!

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  31. Your cupcakes look awesome, love the flavor...mango and coconut, so tropical :-) I am totally with you in regards of taking pictures are night...
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  32. Such delectables must be simply delicious!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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  33. Mango and coconut is such a wonderful combo! These look so tender, moist and irresistible!

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  34. Hi everyone,
    Thank you for visiting and all your lovely words. Wishing everyone a great and delicious week!

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  35. I made mango cupcake before, i know it is very nice, but i did not add coconut, will take note next time i make again.

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  36. Thanks for linking this to Bake with Bizzy. I, now,know what I want to bake for my hubby.

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  37. They look fantastic and so moist...love the combo of mango and coconut! So wonderful that your friend can share mangoes with you :)

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  38. These sound awesome. There is a place near me that make mango and coconut ice cream and it is the best. Two flavors that really complement each other.

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  39. Just made the cupcakes! Awesome!!! Hubby is in love! Thank you!
    I noticed, the cupcakes started to sink while they were cooling down, is that suppose to happen? Where did i go wrong? I want to make it again :)

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