These Sweet Potato Cupcakes aren’t your ordinary cupcake! They are filled with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar then are topped with a marshmallow frosting and are sure to please the sweet potato-lover in your life!
I am in love with sweet potatoes. Seriously. I could probably eat them several times a week with dinner if my family would let me! hehe Typically, I just roast them with a little olive oil, salt/pepper and a few assorted herbs. My husband wants me to add honey – but I think they’re sweet enough without! And… as a matter of fact, I’m eating sweet potatoes with my lunch as I write this post – left over from last night’s dinner! HA!
As the holiday’s went on, I noticed sweet potatoes being made into casseroles, pies, donuts and all kinds of delicious goodies. BUT – I did not sweet a sweet potato cupcake. So of course, I needed to make one!
Since I had huge success with the pumpkin cupcakes, I thought… why reinvent the wheel? Why develop a completely new recipe when I’ve already got one that I could adapt for these sweet potato cupcakes! So… that’s exactly what I did!
Of course, you can’t top sweet potatoes with anything other than marshmallows! I topped these cupcakes with a light and fluffy marshmallow frosting that’s super simple to make and looks like a white cloud on top of the cupcakes!
I hope that you can set aside some time to make these sweet potato cupcakes before the holiday season is over! They’re really worth the effort not only because of the unique flavors but because they are actually really quite delicious!
Oh… now that I think about it, you should make these for your New Years Eve party!! YES! You could totally decorate them with fun colors and use liners like the green ones I used from Sweets & Treats Boutique!! YES! Do it!!! Your friends will be WOWed at your NYE party!