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Honey Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Sea Salt

Honey Mango Margarita Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup ripe mango, puréed
  • Zest and juice (1/4 cup) of one lime
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Wildflower honey
  • 2 large eggs

Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup ripe mango, puréed
  • Zest and juice (1/4 cup) of one lime
  • 2 tablespoons Wildflower honey
  • 4 to 5 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine mango purée, lime zest and juice, and buttermilk; set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Add honey; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time. Add half of the reserved dry ingredients to the butter mixture; mix on low until just combined. With mixer running on low, slowly add the mango mixture. Add remaining dry ingredients until just combined. Fill paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. Remove to wire rack; cool.
  6. Frost with Mango Lime Buttercream frosting (below) and sprinkle with additional sea salt and nonpareils, if desired.
  7. Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting: In a mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add mango purée, lime zest and juice, and honey; mix well. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired spreading consistency. Any mild-flavored honey such as Clover may be used.

Yield: 12-14 cupcakes

Recipe and photo credit: National Honey Board


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