Sunday, November 15, 2009

MSC: Candied Sweet Potato Cupcakes


This month's recipe for the MSC (Martha Stewart Cupcake Club) was hosted by Karen over at Karen's Cookies, Cakes & More.

Awesome selection.
I had thought when I first went into this recipe that it would be pretty similar in taste to last month's pumpkin muffins. But I think, after having made these, that I would use this recipe more than I would last months.

Now the marshmallows definitely push this over to the winning side for me. I am a marshmallow junkie at heart. Give me a jar of marshmallow fluff and I would be a very happy woman. And give me a spoon and a jar of marshmallow fluff and I would be a very happy and full woman.

I did cheat a little with the recipe and used canned sweet potatoes instead of baking and mashing fresh sweet potatoes. Also, i went with marshmallow fluff for the top instead of toasting marshmallows. I also tried putting some marshmallows in the batter once I'd poured it into the cups with some mixed results. Although that might have been due to slightly overfilling the liners as well as not pushing the marshmallows further down into the batter for some of them.

I also did try to make the candied pecans with limited success but that was due to not letting the sugar syrup fully carmelize and dipping them in the syrup a little too soon.

Overall, a great recipe for the fall. I'm looking forward to next month's recipe!

11 comments:

  1. I think sometimes you just have to cheat a little with Martha's recipes. Sometimes it's just too much work. These look good.

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  2. Thanks for baking along with me this month. Your cupcakes look great -- glad you enjoyed these.

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  3. Original cupcakes! It looks delicious :)

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  4. Love all your variations. Great job!

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  5. Very impressed! I whimped out in the frosting/topping category! I loved the cupcakes themselves as well - a GREAT recipe for fall. More like a muffin - great flavor and texture. Glad you enjoyed them as well! Nicely done!

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  6. I'm a huge fan of marshmallows too, especially when they're toasted! Your cupcakes look wonderful. Glad you enjoyed them :)

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  7. these look super yummy! loved these too! gotta try your marshmallow topping though! yum!

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  8. They look delicious! I love sweet potato but I never thought to bake with them. I like the added marshmallow too.

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  9. These look delicious! Great idea on the marshmallow fluff! I made cream cheese frosting for mine and wish that I had gone your route!

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  10. Woo hoo! Glad you made these! They look great!

    I used marshmallow creme for the frosting and they turned out delicious as well.

    Thanks for baking along with us this month! YAY!

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  11. Oh my goodness...these are GORGEOUS !

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