Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

12 Nov

Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes
So do you all follow How Sweet It Is? If you don’t, you must follow the link know because she is amazing and quite hilarious. The recipes she dreams up are spectacular and this is one of them!

I only recently became a fan of sweet potatoes and now I’ve kind of become obsessed. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately since I certainly don’t need 12 of these in my house), Joel hasn’t jumped on my sweet potato band wagon yet so I’ve had these bookmarked for awhile waiting for the perfect opportunity to make them for someone else. When we were invited to a friends house recently to watch the Husker game I knew the time had come. And brought my cupcake holder home empty!
Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes
The cupcakes themselves were warm and spicy with a nice crunchy texture from the graham cracker crust. The marshmallow frosting was really, really sweet. I’m not a big fan of frosting in the first place so it was a bit much for me but the frosting lovers reported that it was yummy. The caramel drizzle of course adds more sugary goodness. The pecans added another layer of crunchy texture which I really enjoyed (but they are optional so do as you please).
Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes
These cupcakes would be a perfect update to the regular ‘ole sweet potato pie that usually graces the Thanksgiving buffet.

Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting
recipe from How Sweet It Is
makes 12 cupcakes

Graham crust:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Cupcakes:
1 1/3 cups loosely packed brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
6 ounces cooked, mashed sweet potato
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with liners. In a small bowl, mix melted butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs until moist, then press about 1/2-1 tablespoon of crumbs into the bottom of each liner.

2. In a large bowl, whisk egg and sugar together until combined and no lumps remain. Add in vanilla extract and butter, then whisk in sweet potato. Add in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, then add in milk and stir until combined and smooth. Drop about 1/4 cup of batter on top of each graham cracker crust. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until cupcakes are set and spring back at the touch. Let cool completely before frosting.

Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
3 cups of powdered sugar
1-2 tsp. milk, if needed

Beat butter in the bowl of electric mixer until creamy. Add in fluff and beat for 2-3 minutes, then add in vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until fully incorporated. Once all the sugar has been added, beat on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes. If mixture if too runny, add a bit more sugar. If it’s too thick, add a bit of milk one teaspoon at a time. Frost cupcakes and drizzle with caramel sauce and chopped pecans.

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5 Responses to “Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting”

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  1. Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting « The Cupcake Blog - December 16, 2012

    [...] Looking for a creative way to serve those leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes? Check out this recipe for sweet potato pie cupcakes with marshmallow frosting! Start with the graham cracker crust (made from butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs) before moving on to the cupcakes themselves (made from brown sugar, mashed sweet potatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and some other goodies). Do not forget about the marshmallow frosting — its sweetness is the perfect contrast to the rich batter! Source Meg’s Everyday Indulgence [...]

  2. Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting | Cupcake Ideas, Cupcake Recipes, Cupcake Pictures - December 16, 2012

    [...] Looking for a creative way to serve those leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes? Check out this recipe for sweet potato pie cupcakes with marshmallow frosting! Start with the graham cracker crust (made from butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs) before moving on to the cupcakes themselves (made from brown sugar, mashed sweet potatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and some other goodies). Do not forget about the marshmallow frosting — its sweetness is the perfect contrast to the rich batter! Source Meg’s Everyday Indulgence [...]

  3. Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting — Cupcake Pictures - December 16, 2012

    [...] Looking for a creative way to serve those leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes? Check out this recipe for sweet potato pie cupcakes with marshmallow frosting! Start with the graham cracker crust (made from butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs) before moving on to the cupcakes themselves (made from brown sugar, mashed sweet potatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and some other goodies). Do not forget about the marshmallow frosting — its sweetness is the perfect contrast to the rich batter! Source Meg’s Everyday Indulgence [...]

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    [...] Try doing this sweet potato pie cupcakes with marshmallow frosting! Start with the graham cracker crust  before moving on to the cupcakes themselves. Do not forget about the marshmallow frosting — its sweetness is the perfect contrast to the rich batter! Check out source: Meg’s Everyday Indulgence [...]

  5. Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting | The art of cupcake - June 4, 2013

    […] Looking for a creative way to serve those leftover Thanksgiving sweet potatoes? Check out this recipe for sweet potato pie cupcakes with marshmallow frosting! Start with the graham cracker crust (made from butter, sugar and graham cracker crumbs) before moving on to the cupcakes themselves (made from brown sugar, mashed sweet potatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and some other goodies). Do not forget about the marshmallow frosting — its sweetness is the perfect contrast to the rich batter! Source Meg’s Everyday Indulgence […]

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