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Mango Almond Cupcake and Cake Recipe

Updated on September 19, 2014
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

Mango-Almond Cupcake or Cake Recipe
Mango-Almond Cupcake or Cake Recipe | Source

Mango & Almond Lovers Cake Delight!

I love fruits, nuts and, yes, chocolate but since there are so many chocolate cake recipes around already, I thought it would be a good idea to include a fruit and nut cake recipe.

So here it is my own Mango-Almond Cupcake or Cake Recipe which you are bound to LOVE!!

The interesting thing about this Mango-Almond Cake recipe is that it doesn't require icing, since the blend of flavours and nutty crunch are all the highlights and enjoyment you, your family or your guests will need to totally enjoy this mouth-watering delight.

However, I have included the icing version here for those who want a little something extra.

You can use the Mango-Almond Cupcakes or Cake as a mid-morning or afternoon snack or as supper (dinner) with a cup of your favourite tea or coffee.

I usually use it for supper along with a nice, hot cup of Organo Gold Organic Green Tea or lemon grass tea. Now go try it yourself!

Baking Wares and Utensils!

Sunbeam 2551 Heritage Series 6-Speed 250-Watt Hand Mixer, Silver
Sunbeam 2551 Heritage Series 6-Speed 250-Watt Hand Mixer, Silver

A very handy tool to help you quickly whip up this delicious recipe instead of mixing by hand.

 
Chicago Metallic Cupcake/Batter Dispenser
Chicago Metallic Cupcake/Batter Dispenser

No more messy 'spooning' into cupcake tins! Place the right amount of batter every time.

 
Baking ingredients and utensils for the Mango-Almond Cupcakes or Cakes
Baking ingredients and utensils for the Mango-Almond Cupcakes or Cakes | Source

Preparation & Pre-Mixing Tasks

As Joe Gibbs puts it, “A winning effort begins with preparation.”

So before you begin mixing your ingredients to make the Mango-Almond Cupcakes or Cake, you may want to do like I do and put together all your baking ingredients and baking utensils.

This will ensure that all your baking ingredients and utensils are in easy reach and that you do not forget anything.

Once you have assembled all of your baking ingredients and utensils, start with the following pre-mixing tasks:

1. Grease your Cupcake tins (this recipe makes 12 cupcakes) or Cake tin with butter and set aside.

2. Roughly chop and slice 12 almonds into small pieces, if you don’t have packaged chopped almonds.

3. Grate half of the slice of mango on the fine side of the grater.

4. Chop and dice the other half of the slice of mango.

5. Properly mix together the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt in a dry bowl and set aside.

6. Turn on and preheat your oven to a moderate heat level at 325 F / 150C / Gas Mark 3.

Chopped Almonds & Diced Mangoes for Mango-Almond Cupcake and Cake Recipe
Chopped Almonds & Diced Mangoes for Mango-Almond Cupcake and Cake Recipe | Source
  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 40 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 Slice Mango
  • 2 tablespoons Chopped almonds (or 12 Almonds roughly chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons Butter or Margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar (Brown sugar enhances the flavor of fruit based cakes)
  • 1 cup Pre-sifted Baking Flour (or sift with a sieve if not pre-sifted)
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Essence
  • 1/4 cup Evaporated Milk (or just mix some powdered milk with warm water)
Wilton 2105-459 Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Rack, 15 7/8" X 9 7/8"
Wilton 2105-459 Excelle Elite 3-Tier Cooling Rack, 15 7/8" X 9 7/8"

Use these cooling rack to keep your cupcakes from sweating and turning soggy.

 

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon, or your mixer, until smooth.
  2. Add in all of the chopped almonds, grated and diced mango and mix together.
  3. Beat 1 egg into the mixture.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of Almond Essence and continue mixing.
  5. Carefully fold in (1/2) of the Flour, Baking Powder and Salt dry mixture and beat or blend until smooth.
  6. Next, add the milk and continue mixing.
  7. Pour in the remaining (1/2) of the Baking Flour mix and beat until smooth.
  8. Now that your cake mixture is ready, spoon it into each cupcake holder in the cupcake tin or pour it into your baking tin.
  9. Place the baking tin(s) with cake mixture into your pre-heated oven.
  10. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. (I usually bake for 15 minutes and then test since depending on your oven it will bake a little faster or slower).
  11. Remove from oven and test with a toothpick. Pierce the centre of the cake or cupcake with the toothpick.
  12. If there is cake mixture on the toothpick when you remove it, the Mango-Almond Cupcakes or Cake isn’t quite ready. Bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes.
  13. If there is no cake mixture on the toothpick when you remove it, then baking is completed.
  14. Turn off your oven. No need to waste the gas.
  15. Remove the cake tin(s) from the oven and set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing the cupcakes or cakes from the baking tin(s).
  16. Remove cupcakes or cake from the baking tin(s) and - Voila!! Your Mango-Almond Cupcakes or Cake is ready for eating!
  17. If you want to ice the cupcakes or cake, let cool for 1 complete hour and then ice.
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ICING RECIPE Ingredients for Mango-Almond Cake or Cupcakes

  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 5 tablespoons Icing Sugar with added egg white
  • 1/2 tablespoon Evaporated Milk
  • 6 crushed or finely chopped Almonds, (for sprinkling onto of the cupcakes)

ICING Instructions for Mango-Almond Cake & Cupcake Recipe

  1. Mix all of the ingredients, except the crushed almonds, together.
  2. Ice the cupcakes.
  3. Sprinkle randomly with crushed (chopped) almonds.
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Comments - What other fruit & nut cake recipes do you love? What other thoughts on cakes, fruits and nuts do you want to share with us?

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      Heidi Vincent 2 years ago from GRENADA

      Thanks peachpurple! Have a blessed week ahead!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      oh this cupcake recipe looks awesome and delicious

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      Heidi Vincent 2 years ago from GRENADA

      Then I challenge you to give it a try, poetryman6969! You will thank me with every bite. Have a blessed weekend!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      A mango cupcake is a new one on me.

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      Heidi Vincent 2 years ago from GRENADA

      I am lad you're thinking of adding this recipe to baking creations this time o year, Sgolis! Thanks for bookmarking it and do enjoy it when you try it. Have a fabulous weekend!

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      Heidi Vincent 2 years ago from GRENADA

      Glad you liked it, Jerzimom! Thank you so very much for pinning it and sharing it. Have a fabulous weekend!

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      Heidi Vincent 2 years ago from GRENADA

      You're welcome, Sam! Glad you liked it and thank you so very much for pinning it to your dessert board! Have a fabulous weekend!

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      Sgolis 2 years ago

      I do a lot of baking this time of the year and really like the sounds of this recipe. Bookmarking. Thanks for sharing

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 2 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Yum! Great recipe. Pinning and sharing on The Cupcake Club FB page.

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      Eugene Samuel Monaco 2 years ago from Lakewood New York

      Thanks for another great recipe, pinned to my desert board :)

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: LOL! I'll send you a piece electronically :) Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @lclchors: Glad you like it lclchors! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week.

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      @sarasentor lm: Thanks sarasentor. Glad you liked it. Have a blessed week.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @othellos: As a lover of both mangoes and almonds, I have to say that your family has GREAT TASTE!! Ha ha ha Glad you found my recipe useful. Enjoy it when you try it. Have a blessed weekend.

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Excellent lens. Mango as an exotic fruit is very well appreciated by my family and almonds are a domestic nut. Your combination shows us a new way to use both of them. Thank you for publishing this lens.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Margaret Schindel: Glad you liked it MSchindel. Thanks for visiting and sharing but you haven't told us those 2 favorite flavors. What are they?

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Two of my favorite flavors in one of my favorite types of desserts! A real winner. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @chezchazz: That's a lovely frosting idea Chazz. I see you have some culinary skills!! (smile) Have a blessed weekend.

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      Chazz 4 years ago from New York

      These sound wonderful - but I think a dark chocolate frosting would be a nice complement. I'll have to try it soon.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @randomthings lm: Thanks for visiting randomthings,

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      randomthings lm 4 years ago

      YUM!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Mamabyrd: Thanks mamabyrd and thanks for visiting.

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      Mamabyrd 4 years ago

      sounds delicious

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @CoffeeWriter LM: You sure will CoffeeWriter! Thanks for visiting.

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      CoffeeWriter LM 4 years ago

      Mango's and almonds? Love 'em both and I'm sure I'd love the recipe.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks Beautiful-Bridal! You won't want to try them only once. Enjoy them when you make them and have a blessed weekend!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      These look delicious, I'm going to make them!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @poutine: Well enjoy it when you try it poutine! Thanks for visiting.

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      poutine 4 years ago

      I love mango so I guess this cake would please me.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @ggruden2: You're welcome ggruden2. Do enjoy it when you try it.

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      ggruden2 4 years ago

      MM nice recipe for cake! Thanks for this!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @rindawaty: Thanks for visiting rindawaty.

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      rindawaty 4 years ago

      Nice lens.I like the Chocolate Cakes. Thanks.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @maryLuu: Thanks for the visit and compliment maryLuu

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Do enjoy it when you try it edgewise. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      maryLuu 4 years ago

      Nice lens! Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm going to try these recipes, they look so yummy!

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @chinchilla-cages: I love the mangoes and almonds chinchilla-cages so I thought it would be a good idea to put them together and boy was I right. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @anne mohanraj: Glad to hear that you will try this recipe anne_mohanraj. Do enjoy when you bake them. Thanks for visiting.

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      chinchilla-cages 4 years ago

      Never heard of a mango almond cupcake before. Delicious! :)

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @TolovajWordsmith: I love fruits and nuts Tolovaj. So I am sure I would also enjoy the Slovenian national cakes made from walnuts and apples. Thanks for visiting and sharing.

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      anne mohanraj 4 years ago

      I am going to bake these cupcakes. I'm sure they will be delicious! Thank you for sharing.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      What an interesting combination! Mango is still not widely popular in our country, our national cakes are in most cases made with walnuts and apples are very popular too. One part of Slovenia has a cake with layers of walnuts, apples and poppy seeds, but we use all sorts of combination, depending what is available in certain area at certain time of year.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @JoleneBelmain: Then I like your Mom Jolene :) Thanks for visiting and sharing your MOM's great taste :)))

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      JoleneBelmain 4 years ago

      My mom has always baked with nuts (whether it be walnuts or almonds). I don't use a lot of nuts in my recipes (but I am not opposed to them either lol).

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @Escapes2: Music to my ears! Do enjoy when you try it Kristsara

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      Escapes2 4 years ago

      I love mangoes. I will be tring these cupcakes.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      @GreenfireWiseWo: You're welcome GreenfireWiseWoman. Thanks for visiting.

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      GreenfireWiseWo 4 years ago

      Great recipe. Thank you.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Out of this world! Thanks for the visit.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I can only imagine what a Mango Cupcake would taste like, with this Recipe I don't have to imagine, I can Find Out!! :D

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Chocolatealchemy: Thanks SynchronicityHouse for visiting and complimenting my lens. Thanks for sharing your mango favourite.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Judy Filarecki: Thanks for visiting and sharing your fruit, cake and nut likes, Judy_Filarecki.

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      Chocolatealchemy 5 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Lovely Lens and your Recipe sounds delicious - thanks. Mango is such an amazing fruit - Green Smoothie with Mango is one of my favourite

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      Judy Filarecki 5 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Yours sounds like a great one to try. I love banana nut bread, zucchini bread with pecans or almonds (I'm allergic to walnuts) and, of course, chocolate anything.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Monica Ranstrom: I am happy you plan to try this recipe. Do enjoy when you try it! Thanks for visiting.

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      Monica Ranstrom 5 years ago

      This sounds so good! We love mangos! I have saved this recipe to make sometime!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @malualhati: I am happy you're going to try this recipe. Do enjoy when your try it! Thanks for visiting and sharing your cake loves.

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      malualhati 5 years ago

      i love mango & chocolate cakes :) i can't wait to try this sumptuous recipe! thank you for sharing.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Then here's a slice of coffee cake and a mango almond cupcake Tipi :) Thanks for visiting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I live coffee cakes most, but I don't bake too often now that the kids are grown up and flew the nest. I sure would like a slice right now with a cup of coffee and cold, cold milk. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I live coffee cakes most, but I don't bake too often now that the kids are grown up and flew the nest. I sure would like a slice right now with a cup of coffee and cold, cold milk. :)

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @getmoreinfo: Don't wait too long to try it. Thanks for visiting getmoreinfo

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I love mangos haven't tried them in a baking recipe yet, this one looks yummy.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @ninakreativa: Thanks ninakreativa for visiting and complimenting on my lens. I hope you try the recipe some time.

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      ninakreativa 5 years ago

      Another great lens. These mango almond cupcakes looks delicious!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @marketinguk lm: Then you're in for a treat when you try these marketinguk. Thanks or visiting.

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      marketinguk lm 5 years ago

      I love nut cakes!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

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      Camile 5 years ago from Doha Qatar

      Looks very yummy!!!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @LiteraryMind: thanks LiteraryMind for visiting and commenting on my lens.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This sounds really good and a little bit different. Thanks for sharing.

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      this one sounds really good

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Healthy and sounds yummy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Healthy and sounds yummy.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @sandi_x: Thanks sandi_x for taking the time to visit some of my lenses and squid like them. Thanks for your compliment on this lens also. Have a blessed week.

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      sandi_x 5 years ago

      Nice lens

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      sarasentor lm 5 years ago

      Very Helpful and Interesting lens. I appreciate you for making such a splendid lens. It deserve THUMB UP!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @julieannbrady: You're right JaguarJulie. The sky's the limit as far as varieties of cakes and cupcakes. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my lens.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      This surely sounds like a yummy recipe that I will need to try. It's amazing how many varieties of cupcakes and cakes are possible. No limit to our imagination. Yumm!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @sociopath-free: You know a good thing SocialpathFree. Almonds and almond essence are superb. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my lens Mango Almond Cupcake and Cake Recipe.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @JoshK47: Thanks Josh for visiting and commenting on my lens Mango Almond Cupcake and Cake Recipe. It really is tasty. I made another batch yesterday (Fri, Jun 8) and this afternoon as I write to you I only have 4 cupcakes left. :)

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      sociopath-free 5 years ago

      I love to add almonds or almond flavoring to things. Very subtle but makes a great addition.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Sounds pretty tasty! Thanks for sharing! :)

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @RetroMom: Thanks RetroMom for visiting and commenting on my lens Mango Almond Cupcake and Cake Recipe. I can guarantee you it is!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks enjoyhealthy for visiting and commenting on my lens Mango Almond Cupcake and Cake Recipe. Do that soon. You'll enjoy it.

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      RetroMom 5 years ago

      Mango and almond cake sounds yummy.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have to try this!

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @anonymous: Thanks berryluv for visiting and commenting on my lens. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do when you try it. I'm serving up a batch this week again.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love a plain light fruit cake.it just taste so natural.thanks for the info

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i love a plain light fruit cake.it just taste so natural.thanks for the info

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Thanks WriterJanis for visiting and commenting on my lens. You really should try the recipe.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      This looks like a very interesting recipe.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @mrsclaus411: Thanks mrsclaus411 for visiting my lens and commenting.

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      This looks delicious.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @Auntie-M LM: Thanks Auntie-M for visiting my lens and commenting. You are so right about how naturally fruits and nuts go together.

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      Auntie-M LM 5 years ago

      These sound wonderful. Fruits and nuts seem to go together so naturally.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      @LornsA178: Thanks for visiting my lenas and commenting LornsA178. I hope you enjoy it like I really do enjoy making and eating it. :)

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Almond and mango cake sounds good, looks delicious. Thanks!