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Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

by Tickled Red on November 19, 2012 · 14 comments

Are you guys ready for Thanksgiving? Do you have your menus planned and printed in triplicate or are you off the hook for the most part, as I am? My dad has yet to relinquish the apron strings on Thanksgiving so generally all I have to do is make a dessert and of course my Feta Stuffed Mushrooms, can’t forget those or I might not get any turkey and stuffing. That would be a crying shame now wouldn’t it!

Actually, this weekend I celebrated an early Thanksgiving with my mom since she is traveling to the mountains for the holiday weekend. We spiced up a turkey breast and made my absolute favorite dressing but you will have to wait on those recipes, first dessert. Decadent I know but come on now, you can’t tell me that y’all don’t sneak a little sweet before dinner is ready. At least you won’t get into too much trouble if you are caught red handed devouring one of these darling cupcakes. The sweet potatoes make them healthy and part of the meal right?

They are not only delectable but they are simple as well. Take some of the mashed sweet potatoes that were going into your casserole and use them for these cupcakes instead, don’t worry Uncle Blaine won’t notice.

First blend some sugar and butter. Add a few eggs.

Toss in the sweet potatoes, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and a tiny heaping pile of chocolate chips then turn it all over to the kiddos. Whip up a little cream cheese frosting with a hint of cinnamon to top them off and…

Presto chango!! A treat so moist and sweet your family will be compelled to hoist you above their heads in adoration.

Okay that part might be a bit much but I can vouch that they will disappear in a flash, so be sure to hide one or you will be sorry. Honest, I blinked last night and nine! vanished. {POUF!}

The boys and I hope you enjoy treating yourself to a dozen or so Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cupcakes this week.

Hugs & Kisses,

Shari & The Monkeys

 

 

 

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather (Heather's Dish) November 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I’ve been thinking about these since I saw them on Instagram last night – so pretty!

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Cassie | Bake Your Day November 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

This is so unique! I love this frosting too, just hand me a spoon!

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Paula - bell'alimento November 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Okay okay you twisted my arm ; )

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Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet November 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Shari!!!! These sound incredible….seriously. Love this recipe and can not wait to make some. xo and Happy Thanksgiving week.

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Miss November 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Gorgeous! I’ve never baked with sweet potatoes. I need a batch of these right now!

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Cookin' Canuck November 19, 2012 at 11:42 pm

I could easily inhale three or four of these in a sitting. What a fun treat, Shari!

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Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch November 20, 2012 at 8:03 am

These looks amazing! YUM!

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katie November 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

i would never think to make a sweet potato cupcake. These look fabulous!

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JulieD November 20, 2012 at 10:06 am

So cute, Shari!! I love these!!

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Sommer@ASpicyPerspective November 20, 2012 at 11:49 am

What a lovely, lovely combination!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction November 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

What a great idea for a cupcake! Love the flavors!

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles November 21, 2012 at 9:42 am

I love this combo of ingredients – I bet these are fabulous!!

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addie | culicurious November 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

These look really tasty, Shari :) Love the chocolate cinnamon combo!

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Sue December 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

That cinnamon cream cheese frosting sounds too good! Warms my heart to see your son baking with you:)

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