Sunday, November 15, 2009

MSCC Candied Sweet Potato Cupcakes


I enjoy sweet potatoes, I just don't think of them as a cupcake flavor. Thanks to the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club I had a chance to combine the two.
The cupcakes came together quickly, cream sugars and butter add eggs, stir in baked mashed sweet potatoes. Add dry ingredients that include plenty of cinnamon and a bit of nutmeg. The house smelled wonderful as the cupcakes baked.

They were delicious warm from the oven. The suggested 'frosting' is simply mini marshmellows and candied pecans which I'm sure is yummy...but I wanted to mix things up. Actually I didn't have any marshmellows, it was snowing sideways and I didn't want to go out. I love browned butter frosting and it proved to be a great alternative. I must give this recipe five stars it was excellent!

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19 comments:

k.a.r.e.n said...

Thanks for baking along with me this month! That frosting recipe sounds delicious. Great looking cupcakes.

Candice said...

Hubby & I ate these before adding the topping and ya know, you're right...they need very little. I bet the brown butter was a nice touch for these!! ((better had been, as I wouldn't have left the house while side-ways snowing going on outside!))

jill said...

oh my, I wish my house smelled like cinnamon and nutmeg right now...those look delish!!

Monica said...

Great job! Love your leaf platters. They are beautiful.

Janine said...

I also love browned butter icing. I should have tried that instead. And then maybe I wouldn't have thought these were muffins or a side dish.

We have a new goal for the upcoming week...eating 7-10 servings of fruits or veggies a day!

Mary Ann said...

I really like what you did to the cupcakes! The frosting looks delicious!

mike said...

Now that's a great solution - LOVE the drizzled look, very informal, and goes great with the rustic flavor of these! I've been using browned butter a lot lately for cookies - love the flavor. I'll have to give the icing a try - nicely done!

Amber said...

Yum Mom! I'm sorry I'm not there to sample them for you. You know I would!

Tracey said...

I love your idea for the browned butter frosting on these. I've never tried it before but I can imagine it would be fantastic on these cupcakes! Nice job :)

Teresa Bjork said...

Wow! I bet the browned butter frosting was delicious. I thought the marshmallows weren't worth the work. The cupcakes were delicious without them. Love your "leaf" plates! Thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Your icing looks and sounds amazing! They look delicious!

Clivia said...

Your cupcakes look delicious. Love your frosting!

Judy said...

i love your leaf plates! soooo cute! =) I'll have to try the brown butter frosting some time, it's been all the rage lately!

Megan said...

Yes - sideways snow does tend to be a bit of a problem when you need to make a market run!

I've never had browned butter frosting before - but it sure sounds good!

SUGAR B said...

Looks good to me!

These were a big hit with my friends; they took all them before I had a chance to enjoy.

Thanks for baking along with us this month!

Jennifer said...

Glad they turned out yummy, glad we're baking along together

Annette said...

I love the browned butter icing idea. They look absolutely delicious.

Nina said...

YUM the frosting sounds really good!

Kayte said...

Guys here didn't think sweet potatoes and cupcakes should be combined, so I skipped this rather than eat a dozen cupcakes myself...LOL. They like sweet potatoes savory, but not with anything sweet ON them. Seemed to defeat the purpose, at least that was my rationalization at the time. Seeing yours, with your icing, however, and not telling them they were made with sweet potatoes, may send me back to the kitchen to give them a try, and well, I can always take them up and leave them for the swim team, right? Yours look fun with all that drippy icing.