Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Marshmallow Topping

Sweet potato puree ensures these cupcakes remain moist even days after baking! Try these Mini sweet potato cupcakes with cinnamon marshmallow topping this holiday season. 
 
Sweet Potato Cupcakes with toasted marshmallow
 
Sweet potato puree does wonders in baking and dessert recipes. It adds moisture, richness, and nutrients.
Sweet potato is a versatile tuber that can be used in sweet and savory applications. During the cooler months, these sweet potato pancakes are on weekend rotation. I try to make these sweet potato cake doughnuts at least once during the holiday season. Even our dogs get a some sweet potato action with these homemade dog treats!  
 
I’m not the biggest fan of the usual Thanksgiving sweet potato casserole. This year I’m making these sweet potato cupcakes!
Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Marshmallow Topping

Mini Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Aside from turkey and stuffing, nothing reminds me more of Thanksgiving than sweet potato.  
 
Sweet potato is a given at any Thanksgiving feast. Think: sweet potato pie, sweet potato casserole, or even baked sweet potato. They’re bound to be on the dining table at some point during the holiday season. 
Why not add sweet potato to cupcakes?!
 

Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Marshmallow Topping

 
Sweet potato puree ensures these cupcakes remain moist, even hours after baking. 
 
NOTE: Butternut squash puree does the same thing! Try these butternut squash cupcakes with toasted marshmallows.
 
This specific recipe was tested using canned sweet potato puree. Canned puree has a slightly different consistency and moisture content compared to homemade sweet potato puree. 
 
Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Cinnamon Marshmallow Topping
 
Don’t be alarmed if the cupcakes have craters in the middle after baking.  That’s just the melted marshmallows. You end up hiding the holes with the toasted marshmallows stacked on top.  
 
I used these seasonal cinnamon bun marshmallows photographed below. Feel free to substitute in regular mini marshmallows. 
 
Cinnamon Bun Marshmallows

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • 1-15 oz can sweet potato puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
  • 1/2 bag mini cinnamon flavored marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line muffins tins.

  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time, making sure to scrape down the bowl with each addition.

  4. Add the sweet potato puree and vanilla to the creamed mixture.  Mix until combined.

  5. Add the whisked dry ingredients in two additions, scraping down the bowl to make sure the dry has been fully incorporated.

  6. Divide the batter among the lined cupcake tin. Place one mini marshmallow in center of each. Using an mini offset spatula or a small spoon cover the marshmallow with surrounding batter.

  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until marshmallow has melted and cake is done.  Test with a toothpick to make sure toothpick inserted in side of cake comes out clean

  8. Place a couple of marshmallows on top of cupcakes.  Using a kitchen torch, toast and brown the marshmallows.  Sprinkle with nuts and a light dusting of powdered sugar.  Serve at room temperature or warm up the cupcakes.

Recipe Notes

adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

 

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MyFudo™

I was looking at the marshmallows on the first picture and I thought they turned a little brownish due to the result of oven heat, until I got to see the marshmallow packaging and realize that they were really a bit brownish. I want to try this cinnamon flavored mallows, if I can’t find potato flour, I’d probably just use whatever is available. I hope they will turn out good too. Thanks for sharing.

Christin

I had no idea they made cinnamon flavored marshmallows! Your cupcakes look great!

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