Follow us:

Tres Leches Cupcakes with Mango Frosting

Happy 4th of July! I wanted to bring you something red, white and blue today...but my family and I are still here in the Sunshine State, enjoying our 2-week vacation, so I'll share with you these delicious cupcakes instead...
My daughters and I made these Tres Leches Cupcakes with Mango Frosting for Ryan last Father's Day...and I tell you they are super dooper yummy and Ryan really liked them! The mango frosting worked so well on the three milk cupcakes which are baked and then soaked in evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream mixture. These are a bit time consuming to make because of the soaking part, but it will be all worth it in the end. You should try it!

For the cupcakes:
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
For the mango frosting: 
Adapted from The Baker Chick
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 medium sized mango
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
For the Frosting:
1. Using a blender, puree mango with 1/8 cup of water. 
2. Combine cream cheese, butter, 1/4 cup mango puree and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Beat until fully incorporated. 
3. Add powdered sugar until desired consistency and sweetness is achieved. Refrigerate until ready to use.
For the cupcakes:
1. Preheat the oven to 325oF. Line muffin pans with paper lined foil liners.
2. With an electric mixer over medium speed, beat the egg whites, baking soda and salt until soft peaks form. Turn speed to low and then add the egg yolks and sugar. Continue mixing until smooth, about 30 seconds. Using a spatula, fold in butter then fold in the flour in three or four batches, until the mixture is well blended.
3. Divide the batter into the lined muffin pans, filling them halfway. Bake the cupcakes for 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove from oven. Immediately poke holes on the cupcakes using a toothpick, fork or skewer.
4. Combine evaporated milk, whipping cream and condensed milk. With cupcakes still in pans, brush milk mixture over them. Wait for the cupcakes to absorb the milk before brushing again. Repeat until the mixture has been used. Allow the cupcakes to absorb the mixture for at least 30 minutes.
5. Top with mango frosting.


  1. Oh they look really good.. :) just want to grab one from the picture

  2. Mmmmmm These look delicious ! Wouldn't mind having some of that ! lol Glad that you are all enjoying your vacation :)

  3. Mango frosting, Delicious! I wish I lived closer to you.

  4. How fun making muffins with your daughter! Tasty looking muffins, the kind it would be hard to stopping eating! Of course, I'd lick the icing off first. :)

  5. Happy 4th my friend :D
    How I wish we were neighbours right now, these are amazing!

    Choc Chip Uru

  6. WOW! The mango frosting sounds heavenly! :)

  7. Beautiful cupcakes Tina! I am sure your husband was very happy with these cuties!

  8. I love your site. Thanks for making it so informative and the pictures are really helpful I've already made two of your recipes!

    cali pnay

  9. Oh Tina, can you please send my a couple of these cupcakes? I love tres leches...and what a nice!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

  10. Tina, I'm always so impressed by the amount of work you do to bring us a step-by-step recipe with pictures. I generally set out doing that but will finish a step (or several) before I remember to take the photos! These cupcakes look scrumptious!

  11. Oh yummy on the mango frosting! Perfect topper to those delightful tres leches cupcakes

  12. Wow these look so delicious and i love the mango frosting!

  13. tres leches is one of my favorite cakes but never thought to do them in a cupcake form! Genius and so much fun to eat

  14. Cupcakes and mango cream cheese frosting - my idea of heaven and of course, I love condensed milk!

  15. I'm not a fan of cupcakes but the mango frosting makes me wanna eat them all. Lovely, dear!

  16. Hi Tina, your cupcake look so delicious especially the mango frosting. Look like is to die for type of frosting, great combo of mango and cream cheese. yum yum

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

  17. These cupcakes look amazing. I love yellow mangoes and I bet these taste wonderful. It's nice to see your little girl is helping you out in the kitchen. so precious.

  18. Oh my, I bet these were so good.

  19. What is the brown powder you sprinkled on top of the frosting? thanks.

  20. Ay ang sarap naman nito, makagawa nga. I was checking your espasol recipe and got attracted by this as well. Well done!

  21. OMG!!! I was looking for a mango frosting for my chocolate cupcakes and ran across your blog. Made it right away and it was amazing!!! You've been bookmarked!!! Looking forward to trying your other recipes to diversify my monthly dinner menu ;-)
    Thank you!!!