I love thanksgiving. Being from Brazil, it was just my parents, my sisters, and me. But we still went all out for thanksgiving. Turkey, stuffing, our variation on sweet potato casserole, and green been casserole. My mom always made homemade crescent rolls. To finish it off there was pie. Loads of pie. As I was thinking about all that, I had a sudden craving for something fallish. Sweet potato cupcakes sounded amazing.
Before you get all grossed out, hear me out! A mix of sweet potato, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon, not to mention brown sugar adding it’s own hint of caramel. It smells just like fall. Get out your cupcake tins, it’s cooking time!
Sweet Potato Cupcake
1 cup flour
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup butter melted, and cooled
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 beaten eggs
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. In a seperate bowl mix together the wet ingredients except the sweet potato. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the sweet potatoes and mix well. Pour into a lined cupcake pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Makes 9 cupcakes.
Enjoy your taste of thanksgiving!