Mango cupcakes recipe

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Mango cupcakes
(Image credit: Eva Gruendemann)
  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories284 Kcal14%
Sugar21.5 g24%
Fat18 g26%
Saturated Fat11.4 g57%
Protein2.4 g5%
Carbohydrates28 g11%

Mango and coconut pair perfectly together in this mango cupcakes recipe. Prepare these cupcakes in just 10 minutes.

The juicy mango really adds a fresh flavour and moist texture to these mango cupcakes. Textured with desiccated coconut, these tropical cupcakes are bursting with a fruity taste. A simple buttercream completes this cupcake recipe.


  • 4oz softened unsalted butter
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4oz self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1oz desiccated coconut
  • 1 mango, chopped

For the buttercream:

  • 4oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 4oz icing sugar
  • Mango or raspberry puree (optional)
  • Desiccated coconut, toasted coconut strips, dried or fresh mango (optional)




  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4 and line a 12 hole muffin tray with cases. Beat the butter, sugar and eggs in a bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Mix in chopped mango, reserving some for decoration.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases. Pop in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  4. For the buttercream, beat the butter for a few minutes until soft and add in the icing sugar.
  5. Pipe or spread buttercream onto the cooled cupcakes. Decorate with reserved mango or dried mango strips, desiccated or toasted coconut.

Top tips for making mango cupcakes

If you’re not a fan of coconut, try this recipe with ground almonds instead and decorate with flaked almonds. Store in an airtight container for up to two days.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies