MSC: Candied Sweet Potato Cupcakes


Our November’s recipe for the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club (a.k.a MSC) is Sweet Potato Cupcakes,  selected by Karen from Karen’s Cookies, Cakes, & More. You can find the recipe on her Cupcake book, page 243.

While some people may not really be too excited with this recipe,  I was absolutely on board with the idea of using sweet potato in cupcakes. Sweet potato is soo… delicious, roasted on its own. I think it shouldn’t even be considered vegetable. And I was right… I  loved them! They were absolutely fabulous: fluffy, crumbly, and has that nice hint of that sweet potato flavor that I love. The candied pecan and marshmallow topping was even better, it’s a really nice change from the regular frosting… but still look so elegant, and delicious. I love the crunchy pecan on top of the marshmallow, although I have to admit that I had a little issue with making the caramel syrup for the pecans.  Thanks Karen for a great selection, I’d be making these again in the future!  Don’t forget to check out how everyone else in our group is doing; there are some absolutely creative creations out there!


19 Responses to MSC: Candied Sweet Potato Cupcakes

  1. Neev says:

    They look a good as the ones in Martha’s recipe book. I too love SP….yummmm. Great work….keep them coming

  2. Mollie says:

    Hi! Sounds yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Christine says:

    I just got this book – and I thought these were perfect for thanksgiving! I’m going to give them a try this year…glad you enjoyed them.

  4. marthaandme says:

    These look great – and you got the marshmallows to stack so high!

  5. Candice says:

    Hey there, you made the topping look sooo much nicer and less err…”rustic” than martha’s picture in the book. I prefer your result over hers (i won’t be getting a xmas card from her this year, just for saying that! hehehe). And I agree, I enjoyed making these, the flavour is lovely!

  6. karen says:

    Thanks for baking along with me this month! That cupcake of yours looks fabulous — glad you enjoyed these as much as i did!

  7. mikejdunlap says:

    Holy cow….. these look great! Perfectly browned – and magazine-quality! Nicely done – so glad you enjoyed making them this month, they are a new favorite “muffin” for me! 🙂

  8. Sugar B says:

    Wow, look at that beauty!

    I am glad you were onboard with the sweet potatoes! I thought they were delicious myself! YAY!

  9. Monica says:

    Great job! I’m also impressed with your stackage! These are beautiful! 🙂

  10. Your cupcakes look great and I’m glad you enjoyed them.

  11. Julie says:

    Your cupcakes look beautiful! I have marshmallow envy!

  12. Tracey says:

    I’m with you – I was excited about sweet potatoes in cupcakes and these lived up to my expectations! Yours look wonderful!

  13. Teresa B. says:

    Love your photo! I’d never baked a sweet potato before I tried this recipe. Boy, I didn’t know what I had been missing. The potato was so sweet, without adding any brown sugar or marshmallows. Your cupcakes turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Lori says:

    Your cupcakes look amazing!!! I love how high your marshmallows are stacked on the cupcakes. That had to have taken some time! I think that the sweet potato was a great ingredient…it brought alot of awesome moistness!

  15. Judy says:

    pretty! what a great photo! =)

  16. Jennifer says:

    Glad they turned out yummy!

  17. Jessica says:

    These look like so much fun!

  18. I love your photo. I burnt my marshmallows. What a bummer. They tasted just fine, despite this.

  19. BoowOdoseno says:

    Looks like you are a true specialist. Did ya study about the topic? *lol*

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