27 December 2010

Sweet potato cupcakes

Sweet potato cupcakes on Boxing Day!  A new tradition?  Perhaps.  Craving cupcakes and sweet potato, I searched the internet for recipes and chose bakerella's "Not your kid's cupcake" recipe, prepared without the bourbon. 

I halved the recipe which yielded nine medium-sized cupcakes.  Also, I used canned sweet potato puree (organic) instead of whole potatoes.  I used 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger, and about 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg as I did not have pumpkin spice.  I topped them with a frosting of equal parts cream cheese (2 oz) and butter sweetened with about a 1/4 teaspoon of brown sugar.  No pretty pictures to share with you, sorry, but the cupcakes are delicious!


  1. p.s. I've used this recipe twice. Flavorful, moist cupcakes.

  2. I was in Amman late last year when an American tried to convince me about how heavenly sweet potato pie is. I refused to accept that, until I came to a Thanksgiving dinner that served sweet potato casserole.

    Where have I been all these years??