Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet Potato Cupcakes!

With Thanksgiving right around the corner....we already celebrated once this year...I was trying to think of some FUN FALL cupcake flavors for The Cupcake of the Month Club.

Last November, I went with a Pumpkin Spice Cupcake...which is one of my personal FAVES! Since I do a new flavor every month I've been trying to think outside of the box, while still making flavors the majority of people will LOVE! This is one of my favorite parts about baking....having the initial spark of an idea...and then turning it into something DELICIOUS! It's about the adventure of getting there...right!?!?

So think Thanksgiving dinner...what are some of your favorite dishes? My mind went straight to Sweet Potato Pie and Sweet Potato Crunch!

The end result...Sweet Potato Cupcakes, topped with a fluffy Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting and finished with a sprinkling of Brown Sugar Candied Pecans. Everyone in my household has DEVOURED them! The sweet potato flavor is subtle but SO-SO yummy!

I never realized what a LOVE-'em or HATE-'em food sweet potatoes are until I posted this flavor idea on my FB page! LOL! I honestly think that these are a MUST-TRY for anyone who enjoys sweet potatoes ;) For the rest of you....avoid them like the plague!