These gorgeous looking mango muffins with crunchy walnuts are to die for. The mango frosting adds extra richness and creamy taste for this mango dessert. To make it bright orange I add mango pulp to the batter. You can try different variations like adding mango pieces instead of the pulp. I am sure they will be delicious & full of flavour.
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1¾ cups cake flour (I used wheat flour)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1½ cups fresh mango puree (i.e. “Aamras”)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla essence
- 1-2 spoon of milk if the batter becomes very thick
- ½ cup butter (room temperature)
- 4 tablespoon mango puree
- 2 cups icing sugar
- few drops of vanilla essence
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
- Place the walnuts on a baking sheet & bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let cool and then chop roughly.
- In a medium-sized bowl beat eggs until light and fluffy, combine the mango puree, melted butter, and vanilla with spatula. In another large bowl combine the wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Now lightly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are combined and the batter is thick and chunky. (Do not to over-mix the batter. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery muffin.) Add milk as required if the batter becomes too thick.
- Sprinkle some flour to the walnuts and add them to the batter
- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin liners. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Place on a wire rack to cool for five minutes and then remove muffins. Serve warm or at room temperature. Prepare the mango frosting by mixing all the ingredients, pipe it with a regular mango flavoured buttercream frosting using the star tip.
Yields- 20 medium sized muffins.
Photo credit- Soni Khadilkar
Soni is based in Bahrain, and she blogs at Soni’s Kitchen. She is hooked to cooking since childhood and often helped out her mother in the kitchen. She makes the most of her time baking, blogging, clicking pictures and of course eating different types of cuisines and experimenting in her kitchen. Soni loves to share traditional recipes inspired by her mother, tried and tasted by her family and friends. Soni also conducts basic baking workshops. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.