Sweet potato cupcakes recipe

Amy Vowles

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Everyone loves sweet potatoes with roasted marshmallows on Thanksgiving. Why not transform this favorite side dish into a delicious dessert? If you are looking for the perfect dessert to take on-the-go this Thanksgiving, these sweet potato cupcakes are the perfect recipe.

Sweet potato cupcake recipe

Sweet potato cupcakes recipe

Makes 24 cupcakes


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of sweet potatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Add in the eggs, drained sweet potatoes and vanilla and mix until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sweet potato mixture, mixing until a thick batter is formed.
  6. Line a muffin pan with 24 baking cups. Pour the batter into the baking cups until each cup is approximately 2/3 full.
  7. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes until a fork inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  8. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Set your oven to broil on the low setting.
  10. Pile 5 or 6 mini marshmallows on the top of each cupcake. (Hint: If you dip the bottom of the marshmallow in water it will help it to stay in place.)
  11. Put your marshmallow-topped cupcakes under the broiler on low, and broil until the marshmallows are lightly golden.
  12. Remove the cupcakes from the oven, allow them to cool, then serve.

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Amy Vowles
Amy is a stay-at-home mommy to her 1-year-old daughter, Hailey Mae. She is a lover of all things domestic and blogs about her cooking, crafting, and parenting adventures on her personal blog, The Artful Blogger.