Sweet Potato Cupcakes

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Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep
45 mins
Cook
20 mins

Super easy, delicious little cupcakes that are great during the Holiday Season or anytime! Got this out of a Better Homes & Gardens.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Line twenty four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. Set aside.
  2. In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition until combined. Add sweet potatoes and vanilla, beating until combined (batter will be thick).
  4. Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Bake about 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pan on wire rack for 1 minute. Remove from pan a cool completely.
  5. Place Cream Cheese Frosting in large resealable plastic bag. Cut a 1/4-inch opening in one corner of bag. Pipe frosting on top of cupcakes. Sprinkle with orange peel.
  6. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: In large mixing bowl beat one 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened, and 2/3 cup butter, softened, with electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add 2 tablespoons bourbon or milk and beat until combined. Beat in 8 cups powdered sugar, about 1/2 cup at a time, until smooth and of good piping consistency. (Makes 4 1/3 cups).
Most Helpful

5 5

Made these for Thanksgiving, but they never made it to the meal! They are that good! I used 2 cups fresh sweet potatoes and it worked great.

5 5

I cut this recipe out of my BH&G and then lost it! So glad someone posted it up!!
Made these for my daughters first birthday party and they were a hit! Used maple frosting instead of plain cream cheese and it upped the sophistication factor quite a bit... so pretty and so yummy!

5 5

I wanted to make something different & unique for Thanksgiving so I decided on this recipe and they are fantastic! My Hubby and I just had one together and incredible! I changed it a little bit. Instead of the 1/2 tsp. of Vanilla, I used Maple Flavor instead. Also, I have my own cream cheese icing. You can use 1 whole 8 oz. block of cream cheese room temp, 1 whole container of cool whip & 3/4 c. sugar (mix together & add a few good shakes of cinnamon. Icing cupcakes and sprinkle with light brown sugar. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe! Happy Thanksgiving!