11.06.2011

white chocolate cupcakes with dried mango

Hello, sweet readers! I have a scrumptious recipe to share with you today for white chocolate cupcakes with dried mango. I adapted it from this recipe. So good! The coconut milk is really what makes it. Nam nam. Here we go:

Ingredients
Cake
8 ounces (1 bar) of white chocolate
1 3/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of coarse salt
1/2 cup of coconut milk
1 1/2 sticks of unsalted butter (room temperature)
1 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
3 large egg whites

Frosting
8 ounces (1 bar) of white chocolate
8 ounces (1 package) of cream cheese
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Topping
1 package of dried mango

Preparation
Preheat your oven to 325°F. Then, line two 12-cup muffin pans with pretty paper liners. Place your white chocolate into a double-boiler, or in a metal bowl over a barely simmering pan of water. Allow that to melt.

Mix together your flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat together your sugar, butter and vanilla. I like to start off slowly, so that chunks of butter don't end up in my hair:) Beat this mixture until it starts turning light and fluffy. Add your white chocolate and mix. Add your flour mixture and coconut milk. Alternate between them, until they are well combined and the batter is smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Carefully fold the egg whites into the batter in three parts.

Then, it is off to the muffin pan they go. These cupcakes don't rise a great deal, so fill up each cup 3/4 of the way. Bake for 25 minutes.

In the meantime, prepare your frosting. Melt another bar of white chocolate. While it is melting, toss the cream cheese, butter, sugar and vanilla into a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until it is smooth and voluminous. Add the white chocolate and mix until well incorporated.

Slice the dried mango into tiny sprinkle-sized pieces with a paring knife. Wait for your cupcakes to cool, frost them and add a few mango pieces on top. Voila!

2 comments:

  1. Oh, man! These are right up my alley! Coconut milk sounds divine! I'm not sure my family would love them, so: more for me!!

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  2. The coconut milk makes the cake super moist:)

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