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I want to try a recipe I got for mango buttercream icing. It calls for lime juice but I don't have any at hand. I do, however, have lemons and orange juice. Will either of these be good substitutes?

Thanks a bunch!

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  1. I think orange would be fine and would be really tasty - can you post the recipe? I'd love to do a mango buttercream.

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    1. re: shana

      Thanks, Shana!

      Here's the recipe:

      1/2 cup butter, softened

      1/2 cup mango puree

      Zest and juice of 1 lime (well, in this case, I'll just sub 2 tbsp of OJ)

      2 tablespoons honey (any mild-flavored honey will do)

      4-5 cups of powdered sugar

      In a mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add mango puree, zest and juice (or OJ) and honey. Mix well. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired spreading consistency is reached.

      It makes about 12-14 servings. I'm going to use orange juice as you've suggested and report back.

      Thanks again :)

      1. re: sharkgirl88

        Delicious! What are you going to put that on?

        Thank you for posting the recipe.

        1. re: Pei

          Hi, Pei :)

          I was going to make vanilla cupcakes and top it with the mango frosting. Here's a link to a really yummy one:

          http://www.marthastewart.com/page.jht...

          I also found a recipe for honey mango margarita cupcakes:

          http://www.weddingchannel.com/ui/buil...

          I don't have buttermilk and sea salt on hand, so I'll be making the vanilla ones for now.

          Enjoy :)

        2. re: sharkgirl88

          I made a mango guacamole that has some heat to it that I used in a burger, and was thinking of seeing if I could create a desert with mango such as a cake pop- I found recipes for mango cake, now mango icing....I'll be substituting the lemon juice for white vinegar, and can I omit the honey? what does the honey do? I don't think it could make a difference in the sweetness with all the powdered sugar.

      2. Did you make the frosting? If so, what color did it turn out to be?

        I was trying to think of some way to make an orange icing for Halloween, that was not TOO disgusting a shade, and didn't require food coloring. How do you think it would taste w/ chocolate cake? Thanks.

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        1. re: danna

          I've had mango pieces on top of light fluffy chocolate cake, and it was good. The chocolate cake was so light that it was more the color of rye bread than Black Forest, though. I'm not sure I'd like it with a more standard darker chocolate cake, but the OP would know better how the frosting tastes.

          1. re: Pei

            This sounds delicious! Just wondering, how did the frosting turn out? I'd love to try this out but am somewhat of a novice to baking.

            How many cupcakes were you able to frost with this? Would you make any changes to the recipe?

            Thanks!