Mango Peach Cupcakes

by Alli

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Officially, the first day of summer is a few days away.  Unofficially, I’m already there.  

To celebrate the beginning of my favorite season and the upcoming Minions movie, I decided to bake some mango peach cupcakes.  Since M is for Mott’s, Minions, and Mangos, I figured we’d go outside the banana box today! For even more delicious cupcake options, see my 17 best cupcake recipes

Mango Peach Cupcakes

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Use Applesauce Instead of Oil!

I normally use applesauce instead of oil when baking, so I was thrilled to find Mott’s Mango Peach Applesauce at my local Food Lion.  I couldn’t help but smile when I saw the limited-time-only Minions packaging and can hardly wait for the new movie from Universal (in theaters July 10th).

Mango Peach Cupcakes

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Mott’s Applesauce

Mott’s Applesauce is gluten-free and an excellent source of vitamin C.  When using Mott’s Applesauce for baking, always use equal amounts (1/2 cup of oil = 1/2 cup of applesauce.)

Mango Peach Cupcakes

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Mango Peach Cupcakes

Follow the directions on the cake mix box, using Mott’s Mango Peach Applesauce instead of oil.

Mango Peach Minion Cupcakes

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Scoop the cupcake batter into paper-lined muffin tins and bake at 350º for 17-20 minutes or until done.

Mango Peach Cupcakes

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After the cupcakes have cooled completely, frost, add eyes and draw goggle straps.  Wasn’t that easy?

Mango Peach Cupcakes

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Best Ever Cupcakes

My son said these were the best cupcakes he had ever eaten.  The applesauce gives the frosting a subtle mango/peach flavor and melds deliciously with the cream cheese.  And he immediately knew they were Minion inspired.

Yield: 24

Mango Peach Cupcakes

Mango Peach Cupcakes

These Mango Peach Cupcakes are so cute and easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 - 16.4 oz. French Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Mott's Mango Peach Applesauce
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup Mott's Mango Peach Applesauce
  • 1 8-oz. block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • Candy eyes
  • Black gel pen
  • yellow food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Place 24 cupcake liners in muffin tin.
  3. Blend cake mix, eggs, water and Mott's Applesauce on low speed until moistened. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Pour batter into cupcake liners, filling about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake for 17-20 minutes (follow directions on the cake mix package).
  6. Meanwhile, make the frosting by beating cream cheese until creamy.
  7. Add 1/2 cup Mott's Mango Peach Applesauce and mix until well blended. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until well combined.
  8. Next, add 5-6 drops of yellow food coloring to frosting and mix well.
  9. If the frosting is too thin, place in the refrigerator for an hour to thicken. Frost cupcakes.
  10. Add eyes and use the black gel pen to add goggle straps.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 cupcake

Amount Per Serving Calories 345Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 33mgSodium 181mgCarbohydrates 75gFiber 1gSugar 66gProtein 2g

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Mango Peach Cupcakes

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Are you ready for this summer’s Minions invasion?

Don’t forget to visit Food Lion and stock up on the Minions inspired limited-time-only Mott’s products. Click here to find more Mott’s fun!  You can also follow Mott’s on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Rebekah June 10, 2015 - 7:28 am

They look yummy! I wish I would’ve ate one. I may have to bake some for the boys.

Shirley Wood June 10, 2015 - 9:56 am

Oh how I miss the Food Lion near our home. It was my favorite grocery store. We went to the Food Lion in Monroe, N.C. when we were there recently!
Those cupcakes are almost too pretty to eat, almost! They sound yummy with the mango peach applesauce!

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle June 10, 2015 - 1:28 pm

Well, I guess I know what I’m making this weekend! Mango and peach is a great flavor combination. And also – CUPCAKES!

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) June 10, 2015 - 1:35 pm

MINIONS!! OMG, we are minion obsessed in our house, so I absolutely have to make these for my boys!! I love these.

Christy Maurer June 10, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Those are adorable cupcakes! I love the minions. I bet I would love the flavor of these too. Thanks for the recipe!

mykidsguide June 10, 2015 - 1:51 pm

They look so cute and yummy. My twins love the minions, I’d like to surprise them with these cute cupcakes. Thanks for the recipe.

Nancy June 10, 2015 - 3:24 pm

Oh my gosh! Minions! I know these wouldn’t be a huge hit now with my little nephews. I love them (the cupcakes AND my nephews hahaha)

Regan June 10, 2015 - 4:52 pm

These sound delicious and how adorable are they?! Great job on the icing and choice of papers.

Sandy KS June 10, 2015 - 5:25 pm

Those look really cute. I love the minions. I can’t wait for the next movie to come out. I love adding applesauce instead of oils while making cake.

Ronda Ogilvie June 10, 2015 - 6:20 pm

these turned out so cute! I love those little minions! Thank you for the fabulous recipe!

celebbabylaundry June 10, 2015 - 7:30 pm

This is so cute! I love the minion cupcakes, they look so amazing; I would love to make these this weekend.

Megan Elford June 10, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Thanks for the tip about substituting applesauce for oil. I’ve never been able to get the measurement right, but now I know what it should be. Thanks!

Liz Mays June 10, 2015 - 8:33 pm

Those do sound really nice an summery and I love the designs. I should be more creative with my cupcakes!

Elayne June 10, 2015 - 9:58 pm

I love using applesauce instead of oil in my baking. The kids don’t know the difference and it’s healthier for all of us.

Christi from June 10, 2015 - 10:06 pm

This looks like a good recipe. My family is not really into mixing flavors so I would have to make them for just me 🙂

ricci June 10, 2015 - 10:11 pm

These cupcakes found delicious! I bet that mango peach is delicious!! And I love anything with a minion on it…LOL!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai June 10, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Minions! Oh, my gosh, Rory will LOVE these! Super cute.

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Nile June 11, 2015 - 4:42 am

I’ve never had mango peach cupcakes, but I do like the combination. I’ll have to try this recipe out and see if my son likes it. Thanks!

Jeanine June 11, 2015 - 10:25 am

Oh my word! These are SO cute. They also sound super delicious. What fun. I love cupcakes but can’t make them look this good, ever!

Melissa June 11, 2015 - 10:30 am

What a cute way to decorate a cupcake. These would be fun for a kids party this Summer that we are going to. She loves Despicable Me!

Lynndee June 11, 2015 - 11:23 am

I love peach and I love mango, but I surely haven’t tried those mango peach cupcakes. For sure they were delicious! And I love how you decorated them. Love those minions!

Amy @ItsAMindfulLife June 11, 2015 - 11:48 am

These cupcakes are really adorable and they look delicious! Mango and peach are two of my favorite flavors!

Kori Tomelden June 11, 2015 - 12:59 pm

Those are super cute and I love the flavor combination! I’ve been using applesauce more lately in baking and loving the results.

Jacqui June 11, 2015 - 2:14 pm

These are so cute!! The best part I love mangos and peaches!! YUMM

Uplifting Families June 11, 2015 - 3:51 pm

Yummy, these sound delicious. I forgot that you can substitute applesauce for oil. I bet it makes the cupcakes moist too. 🙂

The minions are adorable.

Life as a Convert June 11, 2015 - 10:36 pm

Those cupcakes are super cute. I love the minion designs. I bet they taste great too.

Abundant Journeys June 11, 2015 - 11:02 pm

Minions! My son is obsessed with Minions! lol. And here you are tempting me with cupcakes. I would make his day if I made these.

Stephanie C. June 12, 2015 - 1:17 am

I wish we hadn’t already planned my son’s birthday party! Because I would have made these for him! He loves the minions and is so excited the movie is coming out! Awesome idea – will definitely be doing this in the future!

manuela W. June 12, 2015 - 3:33 am

We love minions in my house and the cupcakes sound yummy! I love Motts products for my family.

Carly Brydon June 12, 2015 - 10:43 am

These Mango Peach Cupcakes are so cute! My family and I are so excited for the Minions movie! These would be great to make to get excited for it. 🙂

Tianna June 12, 2015 - 11:12 am

these are so freaking adorable!!

Kelly Hutchinson June 12, 2015 - 4:44 pm

What a super cute idea that the kids would love! I know applesauce makes my cupcakes moist as can be. The idea of peach and mango together sounds divine!

Jessica Simms June 12, 2015 - 7:24 pm

What a great idea! My kids would love this they are obsessed with the Minions.

CourtneyLynne June 14, 2015 - 12:58 am

Omg!!!! Minions!!!! How cute are these?!?! I might be just alittle minion obsessed so these are definitely getting pinned!

Rebecca Swenor June 14, 2015 - 2:29 pm

I have to admit that I love Mott’s applesauce as a snack but never thought to use them in cupcakes. This sounds delicious and I am going to have to make these. I love the Minions. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea Kruse June 15, 2015 - 2:38 am

These turned out adorable! And the flavor combo of peach and mango sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing, I am always looking for new ways to use my favorite products. #client

Cathy June 19, 2015 - 9:13 am

Saying hello from Social Fabric social media shares! Pinned these almost to cute to eat cupcakes! Love it! 🙂


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