Speaker recognition performance degrades substantially in case of vocal effort mismatch (e.g. shouted vs. normal speech) between test and enrollment utterances. Such a mismatch is often encountered, for example, in forensic speaker recognition. This paper introduces a novel spectral mapping method which, when employed jointly with a statistical mapping technique, converts the Mel-frequency band energies of normal speech towards their counterparts in shouted speech. The aim is to obtain more robust performance in speaker recognition by tackling vocal effort mismatch between enrollment and test utterances. The processing is performed on the speech signal before feature extraction. The proposed approach was evaluated by testing the performance of a state-of-the-art i-vector-based speaker recognition system with and without applying the spectral mapping processing to the enrollment data. The results show that pre-processing with the proposed approach results in considerable improvement in correct identification rates.