Mango Peach Cupcakes

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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!

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.

Mango Peach Cupcakes

Mango Peach Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
These Mango Peach Cupcakes are so cute and easy to make!


  • 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
Yield 24 Serving Size 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving Calories 345 Total Fat 5g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 33mg Sodium 181mg Carbohydrates 75g Fiber 1g Sugar 66g Protein 2g
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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  1. They look yummy! I wish I would’ve ate one. I may have to bake some for the boys.

  2. 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!
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  3. Well, I guess I know what I’m making this weekend! Mango and peach is a great flavor combination. And also – CUPCAKES!

  4. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says

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

  5. Those are adorable cupcakes! I love the minions. I bet I would love the flavor of these too. Thanks for the recipe!
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  6. 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.
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  7. 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)
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  8. These sound delicious and how adorable are they?! Great job on the icing and choice of papers.

  9. 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.
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  10. these turned out so cute! I love those little minions! Thank you for the fabulous recipe!

  11. This is so cute! I love the minion cupcakes, they look so amazing; I would love to make these this weekend.
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  12. 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!
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  13. Those do sound really nice an summery and I love the designs. I should be more creative with my cupcakes!
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  14. 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.
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  15. This looks like a good recipe. My family is not really into mixing flavors so I would have to make them for just me 🙂
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  16. These cupcakes found delicious! I bet that mango peach is delicious!! And I love anything with a minion on it…LOL!
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  17. Minions! Oh, my gosh, Rory will LOVE these! Super cute.

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  18. 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!
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  19. 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!
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  20. 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!
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  21. 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!
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  22. These cupcakes are really adorable and they look delicious! Mango and peach are two of my favorite flavors!
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  23. Those are super cute and I love the flavor combination! I’ve been using applesauce more lately in baking and loving the results.
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  24. These are so cute!! The best part I love mangos and peaches!! YUMM
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  25. 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.
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  26. Those cupcakes are super cute. I love the minion designs. I bet they taste great too.
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  27. 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.
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  28. Stephanie C. says

    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!

  29. manuela W. says

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

  30. 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. 🙂
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  31. these are so freaking adorable!!
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  32. 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!
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  33. What a great idea! My kids would love this they are obsessed with the Minions.
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  34. CourtneyLynne says

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

  35. Rebecca Swenor says

    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.

  36. 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

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

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