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Carrot Mango Muffins - Quequitos de Zanahoria y Mango

Carrot Mango Muffin Recipe.

Okay, okay, I admit it, these are not extremely Salvadoran in any way.  However, since carrots and mango are used very frequently in Salvadoran desserts, I have decided to include these quequitos, or muffins, here.  My son affectionately calls these the "dos orange" muffins.  These quequitos de zanahoria y mango are chock full of shaved carrots and sweet mango paste and are a great way to give your kids their daily dose of Vitamin A!
Ingredients:
Muffin:
2 cups of shredded carrots
1/2 cup mango puree
1.5 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1.5 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/3 cup white sugar

Filling:

I filled the center of these quequitos with my milhojas cream. It's up to you if you want to fill them or not, they are good both ways.

Cream Cheese Icing:
1 stick of salted butter, softened
8 oz of cream cheese
1.5 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Muffins:
  • In bowl beat together eggs and sugar until creamy.
  • Add in oil and vanilla.
  • Fold  in grated carrots and mango puree.
  • In separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients and fold into the carrot mixture until moist and evenly distributed.
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown and done inside.
  • Remove from oven and put cupcakes to wire wrack to cool.
  • Once cooled, fill centers with milhojas cream using pastry bag or piper.
Icing:
  • Beat butter and cream cheese until light and creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla slowly, beating on low speed until everything is light and fluffy.
  • Add in orange food coloring or any color you would like.
  • Use pastry bag or piper to frost the top of cooled cupcakes and decorate in any fashion that makes you happy!

Buen Provecho!




3 comments:

momdecuisine said...

Interesting combination! My son loves the mango nector here. He goes through it like no ones' business, so I always have it on hand. I recently made carrot and orange cakes and they were pretty tasty, but I'll keep this one in mind! Thanks for sharing!

RavieNomNoms said...

Oh I love this idea! I don't think I have ever seen mango and carrots together. Great combination, very creative!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

These cupcakes look and sound delicious! I love the combo of carrot and mango

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